Darcy Addison

Darcy Addison
Philanthropic Advisor

As a Philanthropic Advisor working closely with clients, Darcy brings more than twenty-five years of experience in philanthropy to her role. Her passion is contagious, and clients benefit from her vast experience in the nonprofit sector, deep perspective, and thought leadership.  

Prior to joining the firm, Darcy worked directly with various nonprofits as well as family foundations helping them build their capacity and achieve their desired impact. Darcy brings deep experience in a variety of issue areas including the arts, youth development, mental health and well-being, and financial empowerment of women and girls. Darcy earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her MBA in social impact, as a Baumhart Scholar, in Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business.  

In her own words

As a mom of two teenagers, I feel strongly about modeling philanthropic behavior for my children; through my work, my own charitable giving, and by volunteering. I also believe that it is important to have work/life balance…one of the many values I share with Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. Whenever possible, I’ll go to the theater, see live music, bake with my kids, or find ways to create new traditions for all of us.