Robert P. Hoak, Jr. Senior Consultant
New York
(212) 424-1930


Bob works with Orr Group’s nonprofit partners on a broad range of projects, including strategic planning, board recruitment and development, and fundraising strategy and implementation.


Prior to joining Orr Group, Bob was Senior Vice President of Development for the Lighthouse Guild, a vision and health care nonprofit with a long-standing heritage of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired. At Lighthouse Guild, Bob was responsible for all development functions and operations, including serving as a key contributor in the planning and execution of Lighthouse International’s merger with Jewish Guild Healthcare.

Prior to Lighthouse Guild, Bob worked as Director, Fundraising Americas at ORBIS International, a global humanitarian organization that prevents and treats curable blindness in the developing world. Bob designed and implemented a formal development and marketing plan that leveraged the current donor base and promoted ORBIS to a new cadre of donors including seven-figure commitments from FedEx, Alcon, Omega, and Pfizer.

Selected Recent Partners


  • B.A., Economics and Political Science, University of Rochester, 1988

When I’m not working I’m…

Either walking my Wheaten Terrier, on a golf course or the ski slope, or exploring a wreck in the Caribbean.