Ann S. Rollo has been named Chief Advancement Officer of Hillside Children’s Foundation, an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies. In this executive position, Rollo will lead the coordinated efforts of Hillside’s Foundation and Communications & Marketing teams. She will provide a strategic vision for all fundraising activities and programs across HFA and its affiliates, including developing and executing philanthropic strategies, promoting Hillside services to varied constituencies, and generating new interest in and support for Hillside’s community-oriented mission.
Rollo brings to Hillside more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing innovative strategies for successful fundraising and communications programs. In varied roles at Wells College, she led long-term advancement initiatives that supported the institution’s philanthropic goals while strengthening dynamic communications platforms and improving relationships with influential community partners. Her higher-education experience also includes leadership positions at Alfred University and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
“Although much of Hillside’s funding comes from government agencies, robust philanthropy supports our strategic priorities of innovation and growth,” said Maria Cristalli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hillside Family of Agencies. “Ann Rollo’s extensive experience in institutional advancement and building and leading high-performance teams makes her the ideal choice to advance our message within the communities we serve, and beyond.”
Robert Linn, Chair of the Hillside Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees, praised Rollo’s passion for building relationships among all parts of a community. “Hillside services benefit not only thousands of youth and families every year, but also their friends, neighbors, co-workers and loved ones,” he said. “Ann Rollo is uniquely suited to building a transformative coalition of widespread support.