Frontdoors Magazine November 2019 Issue

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Society of Chairs } Why do you support Ronald McDonald House Charities? SEBASTIEN: Families who use RMHC as a home away from home are often navigating the most difficult chapter of their lives. Support for caretakers is often an overlooked and unmet need. I believe that RMHC is the critical link to keep families together while they care for the most basic needs of their child.

Chris Bates and Sebastien Reyes Co-Chairs of the McNight to Remember Gala benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona Brought to you by

CHRIS: Being involved in the local community has always been important to me and my family. When La-Z-Boy became the official furniture provider for Ronald McDonald House Charities, I found myself volunteering more and more at the house. The mission of RMHC and the care of the families hold a special place in my heart. It became clear when I had the opportunity to join the board that it was a perfect match.

Describe this year’s event. CHRIS: This year’s theme for the McNight to Remember Gala is “Around the World in 80 Days.” Our signature fundraising event of the year, it will feature festivities inspired by global travels, a gourmet dinner and an opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions. My favorite live auction package is travel to Bordeaux and Paris, exploring world-class wineries and historical landmarks.

Why do you feel so strongly about this organization? Custom Logo Gifts to Brand Your Cause and Define Your Event

Thank you to our November 2019 Cheers to the Chairs Runners-Up: Oscar De las salas Starry Night event chair benefiting Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Mary Ellen McKee

SEBASTIEN: My wife and I have two young children. We can’t imagine the trauma and uncertainty families facing a medical emergency endure. If we were in their shoes, having a safe, comfortable and loving place like RMHC would be a little refuge from the storm.

Favorite movie: CHRIS: “The Matrix”

Moondance co-chair benefiting Heard Museum

Favorite restaurant in Arizona:

Lucia Renshaw & Bruce Covill

SEBASTIEN: La Santisima in Phoenix. Because two words: salsa bar!

New Years Eve Gala event chairs benefiting The Phoenix Symphony

Frontdoors is proud to recognize those who volunteer their time, treasure and talents to support local organizations in a leadership role. To Nominate Your Event Chair, Co-Chairs, Honorary Chair or Board Chair, Contact 46 FRONTDOORS MEDIA | NOVEMBER 2019

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