Building Hope and the Needs Clearning House (NCH) Aids Bridgeport Food Pantry. Read at: Greenwich Post.

Nonprofit Builders Perform Basement Repairs at Food Pantry.  Article here

​Couple Regains Independence With New Ramp.  News 12 Broadcast.

Community Rallies to Assist Child.  News 12 Broadcast.

More press articles HERE. 

Projects HERE. 

   ​             ​Volunteer

More than 100 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of the Fairfield County community. 


Our vision is to make a difference in the families and service members of this community that will last a lifetime. 

The Building Hope Foundation, Inc. was established in 2004 by members of the Fairfield County home building community. The 501(c)3 organization assists the families, veterans and other charitable organizations of Fairfield County with structural improvements, access ramps, elevators, and safety doors, etc.  The Foundation also holds an annual scholarship competition.

The Building Hope Foundation is active in supporting charitable activities in Fairfield county communities. Past involvement has included participation in building handicap accessible ramps for clients of St. Vincent’s Special Needs Center, donations to the EJ’s House construction project in Ridgefield, the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project in Bridgeport, Habitat for Humanity, the Marine Corps League and the Girls Scouts Cookies for the Troops program.

The Annual Gala and Silent Auction is the main fundraiser for the organization that allows us to continue to cover costs for these valuable projects. Each year the Building Hope Foundation also awards the prestigious Building Hope Foundation Stars of Hope awards and the Steven Berko Community Service Award at it's Annual Gala.

​​President             Andrew LaSala, Jr., Cannondale Building & Design

Vice-President     Mary Boudreau, HomeServices Lending, LLC

Vice-President     Michael Church, Cutting Edge Property Management           

Secretary             Michael DeRosa, DeRosa Builders

Treasurer             Dan Harris, Reynolds and Rowella

Board Member    Brian Reklaitis, M&T Bank

Board Member    Terence Beaty, Willliam Pitt Sotheby's

​Board Member    Gary Fanali, City Carting & Recycling

Board Member    Jan Schaefer, North Star Wealth Investors, LLC

Board Member    Donna Tookmanian

Foundation History

How You Can Help

Building Hope Directors

Print the Donation Pledge Form

to Mail a Check to Building Hope Foundation 

When it comes to donations we want  everyone to share in the success of our projects. After the goal of turning hope into reality, our team will acknowledge project participants through our various public relations network. ​You may print a Donation Pledge Form and mail a check ~or~ donate with every purchase online at

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Vision Statement

Our vision is to make a difference in the lives of families and service members of this community that will last a lifetime. We expect our board members to contribute their time & talent to our meetings, projects, fundraising and events. We also look for participation of each board member towards the monetary support of the foundation. 

To Download a Board Of Directors Candidate Application, Click HERE.

     Recent Programs

Building handicap accessible ramps for clients of the Needs Clearing House, St. Vincent's Special Needs Center, and the Maritime Corps League. Learn more about these and other projects.