Solari Hospice Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides vital bereavement assistance to grieving children and families in the southwestern United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Muth as its first executive director.

“We’re excited to have Jamie Muth at the helm of Solari Hospice Foundation as we strategically ramp up our educational and outreach efforts to help even more young people,” says Gary Polsky, founder of Solari Hospice Foundation, which is headquartered in Scottsdale. “Jamie brings an incredible passion, energy and enthusiasm to this newly-created position and we can’t wait to start implementing her ideas. Along with Jamie’s expertise in fundraising, public relations and special event planning, I’m confident that we will be able to significantly expand our programs for children and their families who are struggling to cope with the death of a close loved one.”

Prior to joining Solari Hospice Foundation, Muth was director of development for Word of Grace Ministries, where she helped develop and implement a two-year capital campaign that solicited more than $3 million in pledges. Muth also served as director of development for two years with the American Heart Association in Phoenix, Ariz., where she was in charge of fundraising, event planning, advertising, budgeting and relationship building. In addition, Muth has worked as experience coordinator for LivingSocial Adventures, sales and marketing coordinator for Golfland Entertainment Centers, Inc., and as fundraising consultant to Room for Joy.

“I feel like my background in charitable giving has led me to this point in my career and to Solari Hospice Foundation,” says Muth. “I am thrilled to be able to use my experience to help children at such a tender and pivotal time in their lives.”

Muth earned a bachelor of science degree in public relations from Northern Arizona University. She also completed the Professional Sales Skills training program through AchieveGlobal.

Solari Hospice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2002 to support children and families facing complex end-of-life issues. The Foundation provides education and bereavement support so young survivors can move forward with joy and hope, while continuing to honor the memories of those they have lost. For the past decade, the Foundation has realized this vision through an innovative bereavement camp, called Camp Solari, which provides professional grief counseling in a fun, relaxing and healing atmosphere.

For more information about Solari Hospice Foundation, visit, e-mail, or call 602-589-5950.