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To Hope, the logistics and chaos of an event is fun! It should be as she was raised within the event world. Hope’s mom, a highly respected PR professional in Philadelphia and a working mother, created many events to which she brought her young kids along. She would give Hope and her sister a clipboard, a walkie talkie and a “job” to encourage them to behave. Little did she know that it actually allowed Hope to see the inside of a business that would eventually become her career. 

Since then, Hope has been connected to some of the most visible events in the City of Philadelphia. Her work with Sunoco Welcome America! and Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly led to a position at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. There she planned Operation Native Talent and a series called “Rethinking Philadelphia” which paired the Chamber with The Philadelphia Daily News to create a forum in which to address major issues facing our region.

Most of Hope’s career has been centered on the non-profit field. As Director of Special Initiatives at Deborah Hospital Foundation she was responsible for the 19th Annual NFLPA Golf & Tennis Tournament which not only raised more money than the goal but was also the most successfully planned and executed Tournament since its inception. For the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Jersey she re-created Dishes for Wishes, an event that partnered with the SJ Hot Chefs to bring attendees delicious food, the opportunity to support a great cause and a highly successful auction. While at Make-A-Wish, Hope worked to coordinate and raise money as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Adopt-A-Wish development program.

Before this, Hope spent five years with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) where she launched “Say Boo to Diabetes,” a new Halloween-themed adaptation of the Walk to Cure Diabetes. She coordinated all of the logistics for the Philadelphia Walk site on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Eakins Oval at the Art Museum steps while recruiting 5,000 walkers and raising over half a million dollars. Additionally, she was the point person for logistics that spanned all eight Walk sites. Hope also worked on JDRF’s black tie gala, The Promise Ball, by continuously creating an auction filled with hard-to-get items adding excitement to a highly successful event. In addition, Hope created a number of new events and programs designed to raise money and reach a younger demographic as well as create a strong Communications Committee to assist in gaining media attention of JDRF.

Active in the community, Hope is on the Leadership Committee of the eWomenNetwork in South Jersey, and is the Vice President of Programs and Education for the New Jersey South Chapter of the International Special Events Society Board. She regularly attends many networking events associated with various area Chambers of Commerce, eWomenNetwork in Philadelphia, the Professional Women’s Roundtable (PWR), South Jersey Young Professional Association (SJYPA), BNI (Business Network International), Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) and more. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and is happy to call the Philadelphia area her home.
  1. We understand the need for sustainability and growth in an event and can work with you to create a plan that will serve you now and in future years.

2. We take care of all of your event needs – from soup to nuts – including vendor coordination, theme development, venue logistics, detailed timelines, publicity, etc.

3. Our background in public relations ensures that we create a successful event that is attractive to the press as well. We’ll get you noticed!

4. Hope is a master networker and will bring your event with her as she networks. You’ll get a fervent ambassador and new donors for your business, organization or event.

5. We know how to get the maximum value out of your staff, committee, board or volunteers. Your event will be so fun and stress-free that everyone will look forward to participating in future events.

6. We are personally invested in helping your business or charity grow. Your event becomes OUR event and we’ll dream up creative ways to make sure it succeeds!