Hope Alafogianis joined the Council in 2019 as a special assistant. In this role, she provides assistance to the vice president of development as well as administrative and Salesforce support to both the development and database services team. Prior to joining the Council, she worked as a development associate for a real estate brokerage firm. She also interned with the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation as a special events intern, where she assisted in planning major fundraising events. Alafogianis attended Northern Illinois University where she studied nonprofit management.