Hilary Alger joined Schultz & Williams in 2015 after nine years as Pennsylvania Ballet’s director of development and two years as an independent consultant. For over 25 years, Hilary has worked in nearly every facet of institutional advancement, helping nonprofit organizations in the fields of the arts, education and social services to achieve their financial goals.
At S&W, Hilary has worked with clients in the fields of education, social services, foreign policy, and the arts, including Big Picture Philadelphia, Chester Charter Scholars Academy, Gesu School, Philabundance, Mission First, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Theatre Exile, Institute of Contemporary Arts at Penn, and Penn’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design, among many others.
While at Pennsylvania Ballet, Hilary helped to increase major giving from individuals, completed a $10 million comprehensive campaign and led a second campaign to build new studios for the company and its school. Her previous advancement experience includes raising major gifts for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia; managing the advancement program at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, New York City; and leading foundation and corporate relations for The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival in New York City. As an associate at the New York-based consulting firm Shakin, Lichty & Boreyko (now Shakin Boreyko) early in her career, she wrote foundation and corporate grants for arts and social service organizations.
Hilary received her B.A. degree from Yale University and lives in Center City, Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. She is on the Board of Pennsylvania Ballet and Target Margin Theater (New York City) and serves as a School Committee member of Germantown Friends School.