The Julia Burke Foundation

300 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94104
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“Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” — George Bernard Shaw, from Julia’s book of favorite quotations

On Tuesday, October 27, 1998, Julia was in a car accident and succumbed three days later on October 30, 1998. Julia was a passionate advocate of o**** donation and her expressed wishes were honored, giving her the opportunity to give the gifts of life and sight to others.