FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2019
The St. Patrick Center Board of Directors announced today that it has hired Anthony D’Agostino as the new Chief Executive Officer. D’Agostino will officially begin his duties on January 21, 2020.
“The entire board is excited to have Anthony join the team,” said Bob Olwig, President of the St. Patrick Center Board of Directors. “We know he will bring a great deal of passion, dedication and leadership to St. Patrick Center’s mission.”
D’Agostino comes to St. Patrick Center from Criminal Justice Ministry, where he has served as Executive Director since 2016. Prior to that, he was Chief Program Officer for Springboard to Learning. D’Agostino has a Bachelors in Theology/Philosophy from Saint Louis University; two Masters in Theology (SLU) and Nonprofit Management/ Leadership (University of Missouri-St. Louis); and a Doctorate in Education (SLU).
“I look forward to joining the St. Patrick Center team of dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters,” said Anthony D’Agostino, new St. Patrick Center CEO. “The agency has tremendous history and community impact, and I’m excited to fulfill my new role.”
“In addition to his extensive professional experience, Anthony has developed strong community connections and has a personal commitment to helping people in need,” said Theresa Ruzicka, President of Catholic Charities of St. Louis. “We look forward to working with him.” St. Patrick Center is an agency of Catholic Charities of St. Louis.
D’Agostino replaces Laurie Phillips, who departed St. Patrick Center in September 2019 after serving nearly five years as CEO.
St. Patrick Center mission:
St. Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals and families build permanent, positive change in their lives through safe and affordable housing, sound mental and physical health, and employment and financial stability.