Meet Tom Ciano, Board Chair

April 5, 2022

Tom Ciano, Board ChairThomas Ciano joined Homeward NYC’s board in 2016 and now serves as Board Chair.

Tom, the founder and president of Monadnock Property Management, has over thirty years’ experience in the design, development and operation of affordable housing and homeless facilities.

What inspired Tom to join the board? “As a gay man, I was particularly drawn to the True Colors housing [LGBTQ supportive housing],” he says. “I had always read about the challenges facing homeless LGBTQ youth, and this was my opportunity to help do something about it.”

As board chair, Tom led the efforts to hire a new chief executive officer when the longtime CEO stepped down. He also was an integral part of rebranding the agency under the unifying name Homeward NYC and growing the board. Our board now has eleven members bringing diverse backgrounds and expertise.

Tom included Homeward NYC in his estate planning—and wants others to know how simple the process was:

“After selling a house last year, I wanted to update my will. I, of course, wanted to do my best to take care of my small family, but I also wanted to help take care of Homeward NYC. I wanted to feel that I had put something in place that might help the organization continue to grow after I leave this world. It wasn’t complicated, I left a percentage of my estate to Homeward NYC.”

Says Tom about Homeward NYC’s work, “We have a compelling story and I want to bring it to the larger world to support our work and enable us to expand our housing and services for vulnerable populations.”

Join the Homeward NYC Legacy Circle: include us in your will or trust, or as a life insurance or retirement account beneficiary. Contact Aprille Russell, Director of Development, at arussell@homeward[DOT]nyc.

Thank you, Tom, for including us in your planned giving and for all that you do for Homeward NYC!