Swallow Hill is pleased to introduce Stefanie Carroll as its Senior Director of Philanthropy & Strategic Initiatives. Her position will encompass the execution and leadership of Swallow Hill’s comprehensive fund development plan and outreach programs, including Little Swallows, after-school programming, and music therapy.
Stefanie comes to Swallow Hill after seven years at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. There she worked to launch specialized degree programs as part of the school’s 2009-14 strategic plan. As the founding Director of Academic Programs, Stefanie oversaw six certificate programs, recruited hundreds of students, produced large-scale events, helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for experiential learning opportunities, and brought awareness to the school’s unique offerings on both the local and national stage. Within a few short years, Denver Law’s U.S. News and World Report ranking rose dramatically from 88th to 64th in part because of her collaborative efforts. She then went on to become the inaugural Director of Strategic Initiatives, where she recently spearheaded major events and projects to commemorate Denver Law’s 125th anniversary.
Stefanie has a successful 18-year track record in nonprofits and higher education institutions. Her professional work has spanned fundraising, event management, program creation, marketing/communications, media relations, community outreach, volunteer recruitment, strategic planning, and board development for both large and small organizations. Past positions include stints at Metropolitan State University of Denver and NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation.
A longtime Colorado resident, Stefanie attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she participated in the INVST Community Leadership Program, an intensive two-year, nationally recognized leadership training program that develops leaders who engage in compassionate action as a lifetime commitment. As a young alumna, Stefanie served as Chair of the INVST Fundraising and Advisory Board. She received her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in 2009.
Being the parent of a Swallow Hill summer music camp student, Stefanie is particularly excited to help further the reach of music education into under-resourced school communities through increased funding opportunities. “I want to ensure that all students, regardless of income, are able to have access to high-quality music education. Swallow Hill’s breadth and diversity of programming for both youth and adults is impressive and I am thrilled to join the organization at such a pivotal time in its growth.” Paul Lhevine, Swallow Hill CEO, added, “We look forward to enhancing our already strong team with Stefanie’s creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurial background.”
Please introduce yourself to Stefanie at an upcoming event, she would love to hear from you!