Donor and Founder of the Walker Leadership Scholars Program
President, Pulido Walker Foundation
Proprietor, Pulido~Walker Cellars
Donna J. Walker began her career working with her dad as a pharmacist at Cedar Terrace
Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina. As a student at the University of South Carolina
College of Pharmacy, she was one of the founding members of the Zeta Chapter of Phi
Lambda Sigma. Subsequently, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the American
Pharmacists Association, the national professional society for pharmacists. After
receiving her MBA, she joined 3M Pharmaceuticals in Minneapolis. She held various
leadership positions within the pharmaceutical division, including sales, marketing,
and international management. Later, she served as the North American Sales and Marketing
Director for the 3M Telecom Division in Austin, Texas.
In 1997, Donna and her husband, Mark Pulido, founded the Pulido Walker Foundation, which is focused on youth development. In addition to her activities with Pulido Walker Foundation, Donna has been involved with numerous other community organizations including the Boys and Girls Clubs in San Francisco and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. She is the immediate past Chair of the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund and is President-elect of The Bishop's School Parent Association. In 2013, Donna agreed to create and endow the Walker Pharmacy Leadership Scholars Endowment Fund for $525,000, launching a student leadership initiative that will identify, educate and recognize pharmacy student leaders at her alma mater.