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Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation Names Two New Members to Board of Directors

Uniondale, NY— For immediate release —Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation has appointed two Long Island industry leaders to its board—Michael Maturo, President and a Founding Partner of RXR Realty and Joseph Tartamella, Head Coach for the Women’s Basketball Program at St. John’s University. Champions of Catholic education, the new members will enhance the nonprofit’s efforts to increase the level of assistance and resources to Long Island’s Catholic elementary schools and students.

“The Foundation is excited to welcome Michael Maturo and Joseph Tartamella, products of Catholic education who are dedicated to the works of Catholic schools for all students, especially the underserved,” said Ismini Scouras, Executive Director of Tomorrow’s Hope.

Mr. Maturo demonstrates a strong dedication to both his faith and community. Beyond his role at RXR, a multi-billion-dollar private real estate firm, he actively participates in various boards and committees, both industry-related and nonprofit. He holds the position of First Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association (LIA), where he also serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Economic Development Committee. Additionally, he contributes as a member of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Board of Directors, the National Italian American Foundation’s Board of Directors, and the Real Estate Roundtable. Notably, Mr. Maturo is deeply involved in his local parish, St. Paul the Apostle Church in Brookville, New York, where he serves as a parishioner and Trustee. Together with his wife Paula, he resides in Syosset and is a proud parent to three daughters. In recognition of his unwavering support for Catholic education on Long Island, Mr. Maturo was honored with the STAR Award at Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation's 18th Annual STARS for Students Gala in 2023.

“For more than a decade, I have been supporting Tomorrow’s Hope because I believe that the gift of a Catholic education transforms the lives of not only the students, but their families,” Maturo said. “It is a cause that means a great deal to me.” 

Coach Tartamella this past season guided the Johnnies to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2016, securing the program’s first victory in the tournament, affectionately known as the “Big Dance,” in nearly a decade. Hailing from St. James, New York, Joseph obtained his master’s degree in marketing management from St. John’s University. He and his wife, Shannon, make their home on Long Island with their four children. As members of the St. Rose of Lima parish in Massapequa, Joseph’s children also attend St. Rose of Lima School.



The mission of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation is to ensure the excellence as well as the continuance of Catholic Schools on Long Island by increasing awareness and by providing scholarship and program funding for the needs of students and schools.

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