Kelli Fritz has been appointed Director of Development for the Village of Harmony Hill in Watertown, SD. In this role, Kelli will provide oversight, leadership and direction for the fundraising campaign, working to increase regional awareness of this unique option of senior care and housing. As the campaign grows, community actors will have various opportunities to offer financial support and partnership to bring the Village to life.
Most recently, Fritz worked as Director of Development for the Northern State University Foundation in Aberdeen. Prior to that she was both Director of Development and Head of Advancement for Presentation College also located in Aberdeen, SD.
“It’s invigorating to be part of this avant-garde project! What sets The Village apart is the focus on the whole person. We are creating a new standard of care and investing in spaces where seniors can live, create and thrive, ”said Fritz. “Because I myself felt the need for this type of care, I find this project very important and I can’t wait to play my part in its realization. “
Sister Barb Younger, communications director at Mother of God Monastery, said Fritz was the right fit for the job. “Kelli has a taste for community connections and an enduring commitment to making the Village of Harmony Hill a place where a life well lived is possible for people of all ages and stages. “
Fritz received her Bachelor of Arts from Minnesota Mankato State in 2013. A longtime South Dakota resident, Kelli is delighted to call Watertown home with her husband, Dylan, and dog, Chevy.
The Village of Harmony Hill will provide leading-edge services in assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation and palliative care. In addition, The Village will also offer many amenities fully accessible to residents, as well as non-residents, including a cafe, restaurant, exercise facility, swimming pool, creative space, pub, outdoor gardens and an ecumenical chapel. Harmony Hill Village is Phase 1 of the development of the Sisters of the Mother of God Monastery Legacy Project, Harmony Hill Watertown. The Monastery of the Mother of God is home to a Benedictine community that has had a positive impact on Watertown and the surrounding area since its establishment here in 1967.