Musical staff

Chandler’s fundraiser joins Rosie’s House staff

Santan Sun News

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

Darcy Hill, who holds a degree in theater directing from Columbia College Chicago and has a lifelong passion for music and performance, brings her expertise to Rosie’s House to expand her work to provide music education to 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 was responsible for the development of the Desert Botanical Garden, overseeing their fundraising campaign which raised over $18 million to fund new trails, projects and major investments for their endowment fund. .

An avid hiker, she has led the development teams of 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, create and inspire advocates, and build support to strengthen the cause. ‘to have on our team,’ said Becky Bell Ballard, CEO of Rosie’s House.

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 puppy 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 country, serving more than 500 students from kindergarten to 12th grade. a wide range of musical disciplines.

Taught by some of Arizona’s best 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.