The Dominican Sisters of Hope are delighted to announce that Robert (Bob) Krebs has joined our staff as the new Director of Development. His role includes assisting the Leadership Team in obtaining resources to support our sisters in the living of their vocation in mission at every stage of life, and to create and implement fundraising strategies for the Center at Mariandale as it works towards fiscal sustainability.

Bob comes to the Dominican Sisters of Hope after working for the past ten years in the service of the ministry of Catholic education. As Director of Communications and Advancement at St. Denis – St. Columba School in Hopewell Junction, New York, he successfully raised funds for both capital projects and curriculum enhancements through digital, print, and in-person solicitations, galas and special events, and grant writing. Prior to his time in advancement, Bob was a practicing attorney and magistrate in the state of Ohio. He is originally from the Greater Cincinnati area and now lives in Dutchess County with his wife and two teenage children. 

Throughout the search and hiring process, we were grateful for the assistance of our diligent Human Resources Department as well as an excellent volunteer Search Committee. All of us were impressed with Bob’s extensive professional experience with Catholic women religious, enthusiasm for environmental and justice issues, and passion for mission-centered fundraising.  Bob can be reached by email at and by phone at 914-941-4455.