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    We are thrilled you’ve decided to join our family. Today, you have joined a global movement that enables families to focus on what’s most important – their sick child – while we take care of the rest!

    Your friends at Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Board of Trustees

    Providing leadership and expertise to RMHC

    Sheila Musolino
    President and CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Steven M. Ramirez 
    Board Chair, Ronald McDonald House Charities
    Licensee, McDonald’s USA, LLC

    Aggie Dentice
    Chair, Friends of Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Steve Easterbrook
    President & CEO, McDonald's Corporation

    Jan Fields
    Former President of McDonald’s USA

    Javier C. Goizueta
    Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company, and President, McDonald's Division Worldwide

    Ginger Hardage
    Retired Sr. Vice President Culture and Communications for Southwest Airlines

    Alan A. Harris, M.D.
    Senior Assistant Chairman, Professor of Medicine
    Hospital Epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease
    Rush University Medical Center

    David C. Herman, M.D.
    CEO, Essentia Health

    Enrique Hernandez, Jr.
    Chairman of the Board of McDonald’s Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer of Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc.

    Fred Huebner
    Licensee, McDonald's USA, LLC

    Sheldon Lavin
    Chairman and CEO, OSI Group, LLC

    Mats Lederhausen
    Founder and CEO, BE-CAUSE, LLC

    Andrew J. McKenna
    Chair, McDonald’s Corporation
    Chair, Schwarz Supply Source

    Grace Fung Oei
    Retired, Vice Chairman, Corporate and Institutional Clients, Standard Chartered Bank (HK) Limited 

    Theodore F. Perlman
    Founder, The HAVI Group, LP

    J. Christopher Reyes
    Co-Chairman, Reyes Holdings, LLC
    Chairman, The Martin-Brower Company, LLC

    Alex Rodriguez
    Licensee, McDonald's USA, LLC

    Eduardo Sanchez
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lopez Foods, Inc.

    Stuart E. Siegel, M.D. 
    Director, Children’s Center for Global Health, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
    Co-Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program Norris/University of Southern California Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

    Gay Simplot
    Director and Member Executive Committee, J. R. Simplot Company

    Michelle M. Stephenson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
    Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    Wayne Stingley
    Licensee, McDonald's USA, LLC

    James D. Watkins
    Chairman, J.D. Watkins Enterprise, Inc.
    Vice President, Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Sheila J. Musolino, President and CEO
    Steven M. Ramirez, Chairman of the Board
    Donald Lubin, Vice President
    James Watkins, Vice President
    Adele Jamieson, Secretary
    Spero Droulias, Treasurer
    Stacey Bifero, Controller
    Janet Burton, Chief Field Operations Officer

    Jennifer Blanchard Smith, Chief Marketing Officer

    Life Trustees
    Linda H. Dunham
    Audrey E. Evans, MD
    Don Lubin
    Edward Rensi
    Paul D. Schrage
    Michael R. Quinlan

    For accessible versions of the RMHC Board of Trustees Policies, email


    • RMHC now has local Chapters in more than 63 countries and regions around the world
    • More than $200 million has been collected through RMHC Donation Boxes
    • At least one RMHC core program provides care for children and their families being served at 90% of the top children’s hospitals worldwide
    • Yearly, RMHC serves nearly 6 million children and families


    Keeping families close to each other and the care they need.

    • ronald mcdonald houses

      A "home-away-from-home" to keep parents and children together

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    • ronald mcdonald family rooms

      A place for families to rest right in the hospital

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      Access to health care where children need it most

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    • Grants

      Extending the reach and impact of RMHC

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      Assistance for students to achieve their college dream

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      Rose Torphy's Family


      Running with Rose for RMHC

      Five generations of my family took a walk led by my mother, Rose, who celebrated her 100th birthday in September. This wasn’t just any walk; it was the Running for Hope 5K Run/Fun Walk to raise money to support RMHC of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Surrounded by one of her daughters, two ... Read More

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      The Wehr Family


      RMHC helped us cope while our child was hospitalized

      I knew about RMHC before our daughter Autumn was hospitalized, but I had no idea what it would mean to us to be able to stay at the House. I had no idea just how much thought and effort staff and volunteers put into making life easier for families with sick children. Our eleven-month-old daughter Au... Read More

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      The Soderstrom Family


      I Will Always Remember My 15th Birthday

      On June 30th, my family and I celebrated the 4th anniversary of the day I finished my cancer treatments and left the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. We felt so lucky to be offered a room at the House, but even luckier when we got to go home three months later.I had just turned 15 when I started my tr... Read More

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      The Haemmerle Family


      RMHC helped give our family new hope

      My three-year-old son, Brady, has had extensive medical issues since he was eight weeks old and developed tremendous difficulty eating. Since that time he has been in the hospital – sometimes for weeks at a time – over and over again. After all this time, we understand that we may never know the roo... Read More

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      The Castleberry Family


      Miracle Twins Celebrate First Birthday

      As the mother of four girls, I was so excited that one of the twins I was expecting was a boy. When we learned there was a blockage in his urethra causing major kidney damage and putting our unborn son in danger, we were scared but determined to find a way to help him. We pushed doctors to try every... Read More

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      Raylee & Gene White


      There’s Nothing Like the Ronald McDonald House

      My wife Cynthia and I met our great-granddaughter Raylee when she was six-months-old and suffering from infantile spasms. She was having up to 60 seizures a day and would sometimes stop breathing. We were so lucky to find an amazing child neurologist to treat Raylee at Children's of Alabama in B... Read More

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      The Madigan Family


      Ronald McDonald House Truly Is Our Home

      For my sixteen-year-old son Nathan and me, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford truly is our home. For now. Nathan is on the transplant list to receive a new heart and liver, so we have no idea how long we'll be here. Nathan was first admitted to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in D... Read More

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      The Curry Family


      Proud to Serve Military Families Across the Country

      Captain Roger Curry, U.S. Navy, and his family are grateful for all that the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has done for their family.Capt. Curry’s daughter, Megan, suffers from Gata-2 Deficiency, a rare genetic blood disorder. Last year, Megan spent 198 nights at the House, which her father descri... Read More

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      All American Games


      All American Basketball Games Bring Players and Children Together

      Each year, The McDonald's High School All American® Basketball Games bring elite high school players from all over the country together for East vs. West exhibition games. This great event raises funds for RMHC Chapters and raises the spirits of children staying in local Ronald McDonald Houses. ... Read More

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      Whitley Simpson


      Love for RMHC Runs in my Family

      When I was born, my parents learned that I had a heart defect called ‘transposition of the great vessels’ that required open heart surgery. The next day, I was flown from Tallahassee, Florida, to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. My parents drove the two and a half hours from Tallahassee to G... Read More

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