Mr. Craig Katinas
Mr. Craig Katinas is a member of Molloy's Class of 1993 and currently serves as the school's Alumni Development Director. He is one of three brothers who attended Molloy (Eric ’87, Brad ’90) and is honored to serve the entire Stanner Community. Craig has over 15 years of experience working in fundraising and development. He has been privileged to be taught, trained, and mentored by some of the most widely respected fundraising professionals in the United States. Earlier work saw Craig in a role as Executive Director with Community Counseling Services (CCS), one of the premiere non-profit consulting, strategy, and fundraising firms in the world which fellow Stanner Robert Kissane’74 is President. During his time at CCS, Craig had the opportunity to work with diverse organizations in the areas of Medicine, Education, Faith-Based, and Civic.
He later assumed the role as Director of Development at the American Red Cross in Nassau County, a position which saw him gain new perspectives on global philanthropy and was instrumental in overseeing various fundraising efforts which raised millions in disaster relief funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina and other international disasters. Following his work with the Red Cross, Craig once again worked in a lead role, this time as Director of Philanthropic Giving at the Alive in Hope Foundation the 5th largest Catholic Community Foundation of its kind in the United States. All told, Craig helped many outstanding organizations raise over $100 million through his tireless efforts - a fact that has benefitted Molloy for the past 3 years.
Since returning to Molloy, Craig has played key roles in Molloy’s scholarship programs, Fund For Molloy, it’s social and professional groups, and planned giving. He takes great pleasure in helping fellow Stanners “pay it forward” to help present students in their journey through some of the most important years of their lives. He is grateful for the chance to work along-side a dedicated and phenomenal Stanner Alumni Center, administration, faculty, and staff.
His passion for Molloy stems from not only his desire to help kids succeed, but also from his own Marist experiences. Craig has lasting memories of running track as well as spending summers at Esopus working in the kitchen, with the maintenance crew, and taking advantage of the overall life-changing experience the Mid-Hudson Valley Camp offers. Cherishing his 4 years of high school, Craig would remain involved as an active alumnus. He was a member of the Brother Ron Marcellin Committee for a number of years, an enthusiastic participant on Career Day, and dedicated volunteer at the annual Stanner Games, a large nationally recognized track & field meet at The Armory in Manhattan. In his role as Alumni Development Director at Molloy, Craig's career has come full circle. He hopes to help fellow Stanners continue to perpetuate, grow, and build upon the traditions, values, and ideals we all deeply cherish. He counts his blessings to have a wonderful wife Lori, and twins – Cooper and Natalie. He still remains an active runner and is an avid scuba diver.