About Us

Hearts to Homes, originally a program of a single foster care agency, was created in March 2016 to support young adults aging out of foster care in establishing their first independent apartment.

Our success in helping these young adults, led to the first successful expansion of the program to a second agency in May 2017 and finally to the creation of Hearts to Homes as an independent charity in November 2017. Our expansion to a third agency took place in January 2018, and we were proud to welcome our fourth agency partner in June 2018.

Hearts to Homes is run by volunteers, so that your donations can be delivered straight to our young adults. The strategic use of social media, helps to spread the word of our program and has resulted in donations from across the country and even from international locations. Please help us by sharing our story to your own social media!

Participating Vendors

Supported Agencies

  • Rising Ground
  • The NY Foundling Logo

Thank you to our preferred vendors who support Hearts to Homes by providing discounts, which allow us to purchase over $3,300 worth of household essentials for approximately $2,800. Your donations go much further due to these discounts!

Board of Directors

Greg Arcaro

Greg Arcaro

Greg Arcaro has worked as a city planner in the public and non-profit sectors since 1968. He was the Planning Commissioner and Director of Affordable Housing for the City of Yonkers and, for the past 12 years, has served as the Executive Director of the non-profit Community Planning Council of Yonkers. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Mercy Center in Bronx, the Rotary Club of Yonkers/East Yonkers and the Yonkers Public Library. Greg is a graduate of Holy Cross College and the NYU School of Public Administration (City Planning). He and his wife reside in the City of Yonkers.

Anna Berardi

Anna Berardi

Anna Berardi is the owner of a sub-contracting stone installation company, Berardi Stone Setting, Inc. The company’s projects include the granite paving and benches at the WTC Memorial, the interior lobby and the exterior of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Breast Cancer Center and the interior/exterior of the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle.

Anna has served on the Board of Advisors for Mercy Center in the Bronx, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science in economics from George Washington University and a Masters in Education (ESL) from Manhattanville College. Along with her husband, Marco, she has three children: Alexandra, Marc, and Julia. It brings Anna great satisfaction to help the sick and the underprivileged.

Kim Cahill

Kim Cahill

Kim Cahill is a founding member of Hearts to Homes. She resides in Yonkers with her husband, John. They are the proud parents of four children: John, Meghan, Erin and James.

Patty Damon

Patty Damon

Patty resides in the Village of Tuckahoe with her husband and their two dogs. She is a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties. Prior to embarking on her real estate career, Patty worked in professional and leadership roles of increasing responsibility for 30 years at MasterCard Worldwide, Pepsico, and Nestle. She has a degree in accounting from Mercy College.

Patrick Dolan

Patrick Dolan

Patrick Dolan is a commercial real estate professional with over 30 years experience in building operations and management. Patrick currently works for the Durst Organization, a privately-held real estate company based in New York City. Patrick serves on the Board of Directors for the Building Owners and Managers Association of New York (BOMA), which is an advocacy group for the New York City commercial real estate industry. Patrick volunteers his time running a parish blood drive and has held leadership positions within the Knights of Columbus. Patrick has been involved in fundraising for Juvenile Diabetes and for Alzheimer’s research. Patrick resides in Yonkers, NY with his wife, Jeanne, and is the father to three young adults, Erin, Brendan and Meaghan.

Mary Galeone, RSM

Mary Galeone, RSM

Mary Galeone is the former Executive Director of Mercy Center in the Bronx, where she led strategic planning efforts to create and manage programs, build teams and develop staff. She was previously associate pastor at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City, directing the lay spirituality program and a Sunday soup kitchen serving 1,200 people. Mary, who is a member of the Sisters of Mercy, has served on the boards of Mercy Center (ex-offico) and the Community Resource Center in the Bronx.

Arthur C. Lange

Arthur C. Lange

Arthur Lange is the owner of Arthur Lange, Inc., a four-generation, family-owned business focused on high-end renovations. His dedication to exceptional customer service has grown his company into one of the most prestigious remodeling companies in lower Westchester County and the New York City tri-state area. He is a husband, father to four and a graduate of Lynchburg College.

Jeanne Marconi, M.D.

Jeanne Marconi, M.D.

Dr. Jeanne Marconi is a practicing pediatrician in Norwalk and Darien, CT. She has been committed to improving children’s issues and their well-being, volunteering on many private and public committees, locally and nationally, over the past 25 years. She has a particular interest in at-risk children and would like to ensure they have every opportunity for success, which joins with the Hearts to Homes’ mission.

Mary Theresa McCombe

Mary Theresa McCombe

Mary Theresa McCombe is a founding member of Hearts to Homes and the mother of three young adults. She and her husband, John, have supported a variety of charities, including those in the foster care field. Mary Theresa has served on the boards of Iona Prep (New Rochelle), Mercy Center (Bronx), and The AES Crestwood Foundation (Crestwood). A graduate of NYU, a retired CPA with KPMG, and a volunteer fundraiser, she loves to share the story of the wonderful work that Hearts to Homes does.

Paul McLaughlin

Paul McLaughlin

Paul McLaughin is Managing Partner of Oceana Restaurant, Oceana Poke and Molyvos restaurants all based in NYC.

Maura Liptack McMahon

Maura Liptack McMahon

Maura McMahon lives in Eastchester, NY with her husband, Chris. They are parents to two daughters, Emily and Casey. After a marketing career with HSBC and American Express, Maura has been an active volunteer, bringing her marketing, communications and leadership skills to her community. Maura served on many of Eastchester’s PTA Executive Boards, helped form the Maria Regina HS Alumnae Association and the Eastchester Alumni Association, is a founding board member and Secretary of the Eastchester 5K Run, and serves as Vice President of the Eastchester Beautification Foundation. Maura is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Greg Spero

Greg Spero

Greg Spero is a consultant in the financial services industry and is the Board Treasurer for Hearts to Homes. Greg has served as a Client Services Officer at BNY Mellon and was the Executive Director of Mutual Fund Operations at Morgan Stanley and Legg Mason. He brings over 30 years of extensive experience in strategic partnership development, client services, innovative operational and business strategies, automation and workflow optimization. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception and resides in Maryland with his wife, Betty, and two sons.

Diane Vezza

Diane Vezza

Diane Vezza has been a long-time member of Annunciation Parish in Crestwood, NY. As an active member of the Parish she has worked to help those in need. She has been actively involved in Christian service as well as fundraising for Annunciation, Midnight Run, The Sharing Community Soup Kitchen, My Sister’s Place, Mercy Center, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services and Hearts to Homes.

Laurie Wilson

Laurie Wilson

Laurie Wilson is a nursery school teacher in Westchester County, NY. Her volunteer efforts have been focused on the support of children, family services and education – among them HOPE Community Services, various PTA boards and church groups. She and her husband, Paul, have two children and live in Scarsdale, New York.