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About Golden Hearts Charities

Who We Are & What We’re About…

The Golden Hearts Charities organization was formed to create a forum whereby the members seek God, ask for direction to do good in the world where there is a pressing need, and reach as many people as possible. Then as the group is impressed by the Lord, carry out fundraising events based on how God leads. For more information visit goldenheartscharities.org.

The organization was formed by Ben and Jackie Scardello in 2017. At this time, the organization is focused on supporting and assisting Team Rubicon, a worldwide leader in disaster recovery. For more, visit teamrubiconusa.org.

Our mission is to follow Matthew 25:40 (AMP)

The King will answer and say to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it for Me.’

Our Formation

Golden Hearts Charities was formed for the purposes of advancing the instruction given to us in Mathew 25:40; The King will answer and say to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it for Me.’

The charity was formed as a 501(c)(3) in July 2017 under the name The Scardello Family Foundation, Inc. and operates as Golden Hearts Charities.

Full Disclosure

Golden Hearts Charities will be managed and operate its activities under the guidelines set forth by the IRS and the National Council of Nonprofits.

Our Philosophy

We make it easy for you to become an integral part of Golden Hearts Charities. Your donation, sponsorship, and/or participation make you an honored member by default! If you share these same sentiments and the Lord is leading you to act, feel free to move in faith today!

Benjamin & Jackie Scardello


Ben and Jackie Scardello are dedicated Christians and live in Houston, Texas. Ben and Jackie met while attending TCU, got married, and began building their family. They have three daughters, great son-in-law’s, 5 very cute grandchildren (and still counting), and they still, live in the home where they raised their children.

Jason & Rosalind Hamilton


Originally from Milwaukee, WI Jason and Rosalind have been residents of Houston, TX since 1997.  They have been joyfully married for over 23 years, been blessed with four beautiful children, and have faithfully served in ministry together since their engagement.  Jason is a Disabled Veteran who honorably served as a Corpsman with a Marine infantry unit during Operation Desert Storm.

Bill Bracken

Event Chairman & Advisor

Bill is a dedicated Christian, family man and an accountant by trade with a strong background in Finance & Operational Integration. His 30+ years in banking led him into leadership roles to take completely broken banks – both financially and operationally, and lead teams to permanently reverse the many issues at these organizations.

Chad Hedrick

Spokesperson & Advisor

Chad Hedrick is a dedicated Christian, family man and sports legend.  In his career, Chad set six world records, become the second man in US history to win 5 different Winter Olympic medals in 5 different distances, and was the first man in history to ever skate 10,000 meters (6 miles) in under 13 minutes. Chad’s accomplishments put him in the ranks of the greatest American speed skaters of all time.

Chad has lived the ultimate athletic dream and his new dream today is to inspire and motivate others to do the same.