Hilary Alger

Senior Consultant


Hilary joined Schultz & Williams in 2015. For nearly 30 years, she 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 education, social services, foreign policy, and the arts. Hilary is an Emeritus Trustee of Philadelphia Ballet and a former School Committee member of Germantown Friends School.


Prior Experience

For nine years, Hilary served as Philadelphia Ballet’s director of development and worked for two years as an independent consultant. While at Philadelphia 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 early in her career, she wrote foundation and corporate grants for arts and social service organizations.


Client Experience

  • Big Picture Philadelphia
  • Bristol Riverside Theatre
  • Chester Scholars Academy
  • Connectedly (formerly Supportive Older Women’s Network, or SOWN)
  • Diabetes Foundation
  • Haverford Township Free Library
  • Gesu School
  • Greene Towne Montessori School
  • Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn
  • Morris Arboretum & Gardens
  • No One Left Behind (NOLB)
  • Philabundance
  • Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
  • Theatre Exile
  • The Center for Architecture and Design
  • The Free Library of Philadelphia
  • The Miquon School
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc.
  • US Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA)



Bachelor’s Degree in History – Yale University