It’s with heavy hearts that we announce Bob Mueller’s last day with Hosparus Health will be Wednesday, September 30. We want to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for his leadership over the past several decades.
Bob joined our organization in 1989 as a chaplain, but found his calling in fundraising and development. A priest by training, Bob’s unique skillset that includes an amazing sense of gratitude, a fantastic sense of humor, and natural ability to nurture relationships that led to thousands of faithful donors to Hosparus Health.
Hosparus Health, and the entire fundraising profession, owe a great deal to Bob. He has been a champion for professional fundraisers and has served in leadership roles for many fundraising organizations, including Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Charitable Gift Planners of Kentuckiana (CGPK), and Fund Raising Executives of Metro Louisville (FREML). Additionally, Bob has mentored countless others in the fundraising field over his career.
In 1994, Bob earned the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential and has maintained the vigorous leadership and continuing education requirements to maintain the credential for the last 26 years.
During his tenure at Hosparus Health, Bob has overseen many development campaigns that have raised millions of dollars for our patients and families. He created our legacy giving society, the Autumn Leaf Society, which now has nearly 400 members. He has also given more than 1,000 presentations about our services.
Known for his love of quotes and entertaining one-liners, Bob has become a prolific local author. In addition to regular articles in Today’s Woman magazine, Bob has published three books and has a fourth in the works.
Bob’s weekend calendar is consistently full as he is in high demand to perform weddings, funerals and give inspirational talks. He is a Bishop in the United Catholic Church and conducts church from his home each Sunday.
In his few moments of downtime, Bob enjoys spending time with Kathy, his wife of 30 years, and their three dogs (Sadie, Tigger and Georgie). He is an avid reader and a veracious cinephile who can always be called upon for an entertaining recommendation.
At our 2019 Candle Glow Gala, Bob’s service and unwavering “attitude of gratitude” was celebrated with the presentation of a Hosparus Health Ovation Award, as well as the announcement and presentation of the inaugural Mueller Gratitude Award.
Though he will no longer be part of our staff, we know he’ll continue to support our mission in various ways for many years to come. We can’t begin to thank Bob enough for sharing his talents and skills with Hosparus Health for the past 31 years. Please join us in wishing him the best in his next chapter!