Elena Dennis

Manager of Development & Communications

Elena Dennis joined the CBF in August 2017 and currently serves as Manager of Development & Communications. Elena leads the development and execution of the CBF’s annual fundraising and communications strategy. On the fundraising side this includes overseeing the annual Investing in Justice Campaign, special events, law firm and corporate sponsorship, and individual giving. She also manages the CBF’s website and creates marketing collateral for both fundraising and programmatic purposes.

Prior to joining the CBF, Elena served as the Marketing and Communications Assistant at WorkMonger, an education startup, where she played a key role in coordinating external communications and managing the organization’s internal systems and databases.

Elena earned a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2016. While at Northwestern, she interned at the CBF through the school’s Chicago Field Studies program.

Outside of the CBF, she enjoys attempting to cook, exploring Chicago’s food scene, and cheering on the Cubs.