Hearts of Gold's mission and purpose is reimagining

the future of homeless mothers and their children, together by helping them to become confident and self-sufficient as they prepare to transition out of New York City shelter system 

to permanent homes.

Board of Directors

Deborah Koenigsberger

Founder & CEO

Owner & Stylist | Noir et Blanc

Valerie DiFebo 


President of Deutsch NY

Jack Gindi
Vice Chairman
Filmaker & Playwright

Inge Zegwaard
Treasurer & Secretary

Director for Finance, Business Services and HR Lufthansa German Airlines

Christopher Poulton

Board Member

President –Centennial
Commercial Finance Group

Michael Weil
Board Member

CEO – AR Global

Florian Koenigsberger
Board Member

 Product Marketing – Google

HoG Goodwill Ambassador

Soledad O'Brien
Journalist, CEO

Starfish Media Group

Junior Ambassadors

Melissa Horowitz

Bryan Byrne

Associate Committee Leads

Megan Mungall,  


Tom Wang


Jen Donahue

Impact Chair

Tyler Frist

Engagement Chair

Taylor Buckingham

Events Chair

Deputy Director

Constance Sailer

Director of Programs & Operations

Doreen D. Gibbs

Advisory Council

Cheryl Barrett

Michael Barrett
President & CEO

Rubicon Project, Inc

Beth Bowley

Stuart Finklestein
In Memoriam

Marcia Harden
Actor/ Author/ Activist

Lawrence Konner
Screenwriter & Producer

Shelley Schorsch
Designer & Philanthropist

Rhonda Ross
Singer & Songwriter

Nicholas Schorsch
Metropolitan Wealth Management

Jerry Swartz
Founding Partner
HKS Capital Partners

Beth Rosenthal ​

Hearts of Gold Sponsors

We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our corporate sponsors, who enable us to continue the critical work we do with homeless mothers and children. Thanks to our sponsors, HoG is also able to expand its reach, helping to break the cycle of homelessness on a broader scale. To all of our sponsors, we say



Please remember that when you support our sponsors,
you are supporting Hearts of Gold.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us using the

contact form at the bottom of the page. Thank you!

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