Stephen McArdle Named as Finance Chair of J. Luce Foundation

New York, N.Y. The Board of Directors of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation announced today the appointment of real estate broker Stephen McArdle as Chair of its Finance Steering Committee.


Stephen told The Stewardship Report:

I am particularly excited to accept this opportunity to support Jim Luce and his vision. The combined budgets for contributions from the Board members and Advisors to our foundation as well as our partner organizations, Orphans International and the New York Global Leaders Lions Club, is $200,000 in 2019. I will work in partnership with these stakeholders and assist them in being responsible for their commitments.

Jim Luce & Stephen McArdleJim Luce and Stephen McArdle share a moment at the foundation’s 18th annual 
leadership awards gala in 2018 at the Indonesian Consulate of New York.

Stephen McArdle has enjoyed a distinguished career in real estate marked by great success and diverse experience in the Manhattan market. He began his practice in the early 1990s as a real estate appraiser, then went on to garner extensive expertise in the new development arena. For the past 15 years, Stephen has excelled in brokerage, selling over 1,300 units to date.


Chloe Hoang, Executive Director to the J. Luce Foundation, states:

I look forward to working with Stephen to ensure that commitments from our Boards and Global Advisors are being met, so we can powerfully sustain and grow our various programs to Raise, Support, and Educate Young Global Leaders.

Jim Luce commented:

I have known Stephen for a number of years and have found him to be a dedicated professional grounded in integrity and committed to social justice. With our parallel charity Orphans International, we have “Mathew’s Rule,” that each bed, meal, class we offer the children in our care be as good as we offer our own children. I would trust Stephen to raise my child.

The degree of trust, accomplishment and knowledge Stephen brings to his client base is rare and invaluable. This Licensed Associate Broker is extremely well-versed in all areas of new development from concept through construction, playing a major hand in everything from design to development, creative marketing and branding for 20+ building projects, and serving as a consultant to New York’s top echelon of developers.

Stephen McArdle co-founded Walk With Us NYC, a non-profit
dedicated to providing
socks and shoes to New York City’s homeless.

Stephen also spent years running his own real estate sales and marketing firm, then went on to join leading brokerage firms in the city. In addition to new development, his true forte is providing stellar one-on-one service to buyers and sellers, helping them find their NYC dream home or get the best return on investment.


“Every real estate transaction is a major life choice. I’ve partnered with thousands of families and individuals in determining what best suits their needs, lifestyle, budget and future vision,” says Stephen, whose care and performance have placed him among The Real Deal’s Top 20 Listing Brokers in New York.

A native New Yorker, Stephen resides with his family in Lower Manhattan. He, his wife Toni and their four sons share a commitment to community. Stephen co-founded Walk With Us NYC, a foundation dedicated to supplying much-needed shoes and socks to homeless children, women and men of NYC.

Stephen also co-founded the Gary Larsen Foundation as well, which raises supplemental funds for organizations like Ronald McDonald House and Make-A-Wish Foundation, among others. In the past he was a parent representative on the city’s task force on overcrowding in Lower Manhattan schools.

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The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness is the communications platform of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation ( There are now more than 100 contributors around the world to this publication.

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