Let’s put an end to poverty in our community

Pennies for the Homeless

Who We Are


David Hockmuth

Esther Hedberg


David Hockmuth is Area President for the Greater New Mexico Region, Wells Fargo Bank.  David is responsible for 910 Team Members and 85 banking locations.  David holds 27 years of banking experience.  David has been actively involved in the community as a former President of the Nob Hill Merchants Association, Member of the Journal Center Business District Networking Group, Belen Economic Development Corporation, as well as both the Belen and Valencia County Chambers of Commerce.  Hockmuth has served as a board member for Los Lunas Public Schools, the American Red Cross and the University of New Mexico.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Banker’s Association and is the  President of Pennies for the Homeless. 


​Jennifer Bean

Esther Hedberg is the Executive Administrator for the Greater New Mexico Region, Wells Fargo Bank.  Esther possesses 36 years of banking experience and provides administrative support for 910 Team Members and 85 banking locations.  Esther is actively involved with Junior Achievement and is the Board Secretary for the Tramway Community Church.  Esther consistently participates and dedicates her time to various church, charity and community events as a representative of Wells Fargo. Esther has been recognized by Wells Fargo Bank as a leader in volunteering in our community.  She joined the Pennies for the Homeless Board in 2014 and serves as Board Secretary.

Co Founders

Joseph Saavedra and Diane Dal Santo

Diane Dal Santo Footprints in the Heart memorial necklace available for purchase.
All proceeds will benefit the Pennies For The Homeless Endowment Fund.

Also available at:
The Look 
1417 Lomas Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 505-244-1518
Nails by Nicole 
405 Montano NW Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87107 505-702-2692 
Albuquerque Community Foundation 

624 Tijeras Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-883-6240

Pennies for the Homeless is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1993 by Joseph Saavedra and the recently deceased Honorable Diane Dal Santo,former District Court Judge.  Our Board consists of a small group of local business people who are dedicated to the fight against homelessness, and the hope for a brighter future.