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 20 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 including: Big Picture Philadelphia, which is launching its first individual giving program; The Chester Charter School for the Arts, which is building a new campus for its students; Foreign Policy Research Institute, where she helped to develop a new case for support; New Jersey Theatre Alliance and The Miquon School, for which she undertook capital campaign feasibility studies; and PennDesign, the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate school of art, architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning, where she served as interim director of development.
As an independent consultant, Hilary was campaign counsel to The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. She also worked with Down the Line and Beyond, which provides tennis and character development programs to underserved youngsters in Philadelphia and with USA250, which is preparing for the 250th anniversary of our nation’s birth in 2026.
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 from individuals 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 a Trustee of Pennsylvania Ballet and Target Margin Theater in New York City; she also serves on the finance committee of Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia.