About Vision of Hope


Our Mission

The Dominican Sisters Vision of Hope operates solely to provide quality, affordable Catholic education for the children of their inner-city elementary schools and to ensure a vibrant future for these schools and the communities they serve.

Through your gift, you help Vision of Hope to:

Ensure the educational legacy of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

Provide tuition assistance and programmatic funding

Invest in students

Our Vision of Hope Staff

Ann Magovern, Executive Director    gro.snacinimodjsmnull@nrevogama

Sister Karen Elizabeth Zavitz, O.P., Administrator and Business Manager    gro.snacinimodjsmnull@enerak

Yvonne Yildirim, Office Manager and Gift Processor    gro.snacinimodjsmnull@miridliyy

Sister Georgette Coulombe, O.P., Southern VOH Office    gro.snacinimodjsmnull@ettegroeg

Shannon McDonald, Events and Donor Outreach    gro.snacinimodjsmnull@dlanodcms

Julie Dwyer, Campaign Director  gro.snacinimodjsmnull@reywdj

Nancy Slepicka, Director of Marketing & Communications    moc.liamgnull@akcipelsrn


Throughout our Vision of Hope Schools, the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose minister to the young, the poor, and the vulnerable. Your support allows us to continue the incredible legacy of the Dominican education in our Vision of Hope Schools. 

Dominican Sisters Vision of Hope   |   1555 34th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601   |   Phone: 510-533-5768   |   Fax: 510-533-2365  

Dominican Sisters Vision of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN number is 94-3356021, and our tax-exempt status is granted under a group exemption with the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.