The Paul G. Zurkowski Founder's Award
Julie was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Gaithersburg with her home parish as St. Rose of Lima. She attended the Academy of the Holy Cross for high school, the University of Maryland, College Park for undergraduate and University of Maryland Global Campus for her Masters.
Julie, her husband Steve, and their four children lived in College Park and were parishioners at Holy Redeemer. In the summer of 2015, they moved to Rockville and her three oldest children started at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic School and eventually the youngest started in 2018. In January of 2016 she began working for CBN-MC and found it a perfect opportunity to network and support a fabulous non-profit. The board of directors and members have always been wonderful to work with. During 2020, when Julie was dealing with cancer, the board was supportive and helpful in so many ways. In 2023, Julie moved on to a new position with the City of Rockville organizing the Boards, Commissions and Volunteers for the City Clerks office. She will always hold a special place in her heart for the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County.
Julie attended public school for both elementary and middle, but she has seen a difference in what her children have learned in their time at St. Elizabeth’s. Her oldest is now a sophomore at St. John’s College High School and was more than prepared when he entered as a freshman. As the next three finish their years at St. E’s, she knows they will enter high school with a strong foundation in faith as well as education. Julie and her family are committed to Catholic education. When her children share about their days at school, it’s frequently about the strong faith and care for others that is demonstrated by their teachers, coaches, and administrators at their schools.
Past Paul G. Zurkowski Founder's Award Winners
2022: Lance Ford, 2021: Peter Hodgson , 2020: Mark Johannessen, 2019: Gerard McLoughlin, 2018: Rob Scanlon, 2017: Barbara Murphy Kromer, 2016: Msgr. John MacFarlane, 2015: Mark Gregory, 2014: Sue Palka, 2013: Michael Murray, 2012: William Gessner, 2011: Matthew Carroccio, 2010: John Treseler, 2009: Anita Segreti, 2008: Eileen Vaughan, 2007: Rob Smith, 2006: John Matteo, 2004: Kathleen Bovello, 2003: Nancy Bulloug.