About Vision of Hope
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.
Every five years the Dominican Sisters gather in a Convocation to plan for their community and its various ministries. Studies begun in 1991 looked at the difference that development programs made in the resources available to schools. The results clearly indicated that schools without systematic development programs lagged behind those with programs and directors. The poorest schools could not afford the luxury of development directors, and principals were already struggling to manage their schools and pay bills. Unless significant funding was found, the most at-risk schools would face closure within ten years. The education committee proposed that the entire community approve a plan that would set up development offices to assist the survival of the eight inner-city Dominican schools: Sacred Heart, St. Ignatius, Santa Teresita, St. Frances Cabrini and St. Michael in Los Angeles, St. James, Saint Anthony and Immaculate Conception Elementary in San Francisco. Read our history.
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 Georgette Coulombe, O.P., Los Angeles Liaison – gro.snacinimodjsmnull@ettegroeg
Danny Diaz, Program Director, Parents in Action – gro.snacinimodjsmnull@zaidd
Shannon McDonald, Annual Fund Director – gro.snacinimodjsmnull@dlanodcms
Jonas Kulikauskas, Director of Marketing and Communications – gro.snacinimodjsmnull@saksuakilukj
Yvonne Yildirim, Donor Relations and Data Manager – gro.snacinimodjsmnull@miridliyy
Sister Karen Elizabeth Zavitz, O.P., Administrator and Business Manager – gro.snacinimodjsmnull@enerak
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Dominican Sisters Vision of Hope | 1555 34th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601 | Phone: 510-533-5768
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.