Lauren Karagianis

Development Manager and Head of Membership, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library


Lauren Karagianis is the development manager and head of membership for the FDR Library Membership. She runs the Library membership program and is focused on raising funds for the FDR Library through multiple channels.

As the development manager and head of membership for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library at the Roosevelt Institute, Lauren Karagianis runs the FDR Library membership program, planning exclusive events and sourcing behind-the-scenes content. She is also responsible for FDR Library grants, annual funds, financial procedures, administrative functions, and donor database management. Lauren works closely in collaboration with the FDR Library and Roosevelt Institute staff to ensure all are working toward a collective goal while keeping fundraising efforts top of mind. 

Prior to joining Roosevelt, Lauren was with the Staatsburgh State Historic Site, organizing and promoting one of their annual cornerstone events, securing donations and volunteers. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in communication and a concentration in communication studies from Marist College, where she earned the School of Communication and the Arts 2016 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communication Studies.