Hope Hancock is a senior philanthropy consultant with Gail Perry Associates. Prior to joining Gail Perry Associates, she managed the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s fundraising, public relations and food drives. Hope was a participant in NC Public Radio-WUNC North Carolina Voices: Understanding Poverty documentary, and was named a top eminent marketer in North Carolina by Business Leader magazine. A longtime defender of animals, she was executive director of the SPCA of Wake County and AnimalKind, Inc. She is a lifelong equestrian and a certified Special Olymipics equestrian coach. Throughout her nonprofit career, Hope has raised millions for North Carolina nonprofits. Her primary focus is ending hunger and homelessness, and advocating for the humane treatment of companion animals.