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Chandler fundraiser joins Rosie’s House staff

February 5th, 2022 development
Chandler fundraiser joins Rosie’s House staff

Santan Sun News

A Chandler woman described as one of Arizona’s leading fundraising professionals has joined the staff of the nonprofit Rosie’s House as its director of development and communications.

Darcy Hill, who holds a degree in theater directing from Columbia College Chicago in Theatre and has a lifelong passion for music and performance, brings her expertise to Rosie’s House to expand its work to provide music education for underserved students.

Rosie’s House is recognized as one of the largest free after-school music programs in the United States.

Prior to joining Rosie’s House, Hill, served as development manager for the Desert Botanical Garden, overseeing their capital campaign which raised over $18 million to fund new trails, projects and significant investment for their endowment fund.

An avid hiker, she has managed the development teams at several conservation organizations, including the Grand Canyon Conservancy and the Sonoran Institute

“The passion Darcy brings for the things she cares about is so infectious. She has an innate ability to communicate that passion, creating and inspiring advocates and building support to strengthen the cause. We are so thrilled to have her join our team,” said Rosie’s House CEO Becky Bell Ballard.

Hill has served on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter as chair, career services committee and board member. She enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her husband Pierre, their two children and their pup Benjamin.

Founded on March 6, 1996, by Rosie and Woody Schurz, Rosie’s House has grown from teaching 15 students in a small renovated house in south Phoenix to one of the most respected free music programs in the nation, serving over 500 students K-12 in a wide-array of music disciplines.

Taught by some of Arizona’s top music educators and musicians, Rosie’s House is nationally recognized for the positive impact it has on its students, their families and the community at large.