Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte: 2019 Annual Report

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The Lawry Family

2019 Annual Report

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A House with Heart: Leadership Message Live with Heart: A Long Journey

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Families are the heart of our House. Since opening in 2011, Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte has provided a safe, loving home-awayfrom-home for over 5,000 families. Through the support, and heart, of loyal donors, foundations, corporations, volunteers and friends, these 5,000 families were able to keep close to their loved one while they received treatment at an area medical facility.

2019 House Statistics


Together at Heart


Families Serving Families

The Howard Family

Mission of the Heart

BUILT to Give with Heart

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2019 House Events


2019 Financials Report

Give with Heart: 2019 Donors

In Loving Memory

Serve with Heart: 2019 Volunteers

I am always thanked for my volunteer contributions and welcomed back… makes me really feel like a part of the RMH of Charlotte family!”

- Ava LaPata

A House with Heart: Leadership Message It’s incredible to believe that we have served families at our Charlotte House for more than eight years now. This community has embraced the mission of the Ronald McDonald House in ways that continue to amaze and humble us while we carry out this important work for families. Nestled closely between our two partner children’s hospitals, we open our doors and welcome families from far and wide so that they can focus on the care and needs of their children. 2019 celebrated triumphs and transitions. The House was home to more than 524 families, who spent a collective 8,200 nights in our trusted care. We also witnessed countless numbers of volunteers giving so generously of their time and talents. Volunteers cleaned, cooked, answered phones, organized House supply inventory and more, all for a combined 17,000+ hours of time throughout the year. We welcomed new staff to the team, while we said goodbye to our founding CEO, Mona Johnson-Gibson, after 12 years of dedicated service. In these pages, we celebrate all things with HEART. From the volunteers who SERVE tirelessly to the donors and community partners who GIVE so generously, all these things come together so that our families can LIVE with HEART in the House that Love Built. The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte is truly a testament to what can happen when HEARTS beat and unite for a common purpose. To those who continue to commit themselves to our mission, who generously give their resources and energy, and who embody the spirit of teamwork, we say thank you. We are honored to champion this cause in our beautiful community. Sincerely,

Denise Cubbedge CEO


Mike Daly Board President


Pictured Right: Carolina and Jennifer Smith, Community Health Partnership Honduras

Live with Heart: A Long Journey Imagine traveling over 3,000 miles away from the only home you have ever known to a whole new world. When you arrive to that new world, imagine not knowing the language, the faces or even how to use modern-day conveniences such as a microwave. Imagine trusting those new faces around you as you undergo major surgery. Now imagine going through all of this as a young preteen. In early December 2019, shy and quiet Carolina arrived in Charlotte with her mother after they traveled from Honduras for Carolina’s critical spinal surgery; a surgery that would not only save her ability 6


Pictured Below: Dr. Joseph Stern and family, with Carolina and her mother.

Carolina to walk, but also allow her to remain independent and pain-free. Carolina’s surgery would require several weeks of follow up appointments, meaning that Carolina and her mother would need to stay in Charlotte. Through the help of Carolina’s doctors and the Community Health Partnership Honduras, Carolina and her mother were referred to the Ronald McDonald House. Over the course of five weeks, Carolina and her mother called our House their home-awayfrom-home: they lived with heart. After surgery with the help of

her physical therapists, Carolina gained strength in her legs and was eventually able to leave her wheelchair for a few hours a day to practice walking with her crutches and braces! “Thank you for five weeks of giving us a home, feeding and caring for us. You have provided us with an extraordinary experience and a lifetime of memories. You went out of your way to show countless acts of kindness. Thank you for providing everything we needed, enabling us to focus on Carolina’s surgery and recovery.” Jennifer Smith, Director of Community Health Partnership Honduras

Thank you to the RMH of Charlotte and all the volunteers. Thank you for our room and giving us a home in Charlotte. Thank you for all my presents: the cookies, the meals, and the wonderful Christmas; and for so many memories. ” - Carolina 7


BUILT to Give with Heart CarolinaBUILT, a design and construction industry networking organization, was created around five core values: Leadership, Relationship, Knowledge, Trust and Service. BUILT membership prides itself on being service-oriented, both to one another and to the community. In 2018, BUILT membership voted on and then designated RMH of Charlotte as its beneficiary charity at their annual Pinehurst Golf Tournament. Since then, the relationship has grown to give members an even more of a hands-on approach to their philanthropy. In the Fall of 2019, BUILT participated in one of the first House Corporate Takeover partnership experiences. Members “took-over” the House by cooking a weekday breakfast for families, helped the House Operations team clean and organize storage rooms, and also donated Wish List products such as cleaning supplies and pantry items. “The House Corporate Takeover was one of the most fun and fulfilling events we’ve ever done,” stated Mike Iosue, Regional Business Development Manager, Jordan & Skala Engineers. “Every person walked out of the House filled with a sense of pride and purpose. You can’t help but WANT to come back! It’s the amazing House, the If you’ve never incredible staff, the families, and the purpose been to the behind it all. RMH of Charlotte is just an all-around House, I urge outstanding group.”

For more information about how you can Give with Heart like BUILT and participate in our Corporate Takeover or Adopt-A-Room programs, visit our website: R M H O F C H A R LOT T E .O R G 8

BUILT members were so inspired by the time they spent at the House volunteering and learning more about the mission, that they set a goal to raise enough funds to Adopt-A-Room for an entire year. Through the dedication of the BUILT leadership team and golf tournament leads, their goal of adopting a room was reached. A surprise reveal was made at the BUILT holiday party and they presented the House with a check to adopt a guest room… something they now look forward to doing every year!

you to make the time. It will change your life when you see behind the scenes how amazing it is.” - Mike Iosue, CarolinaBUILT 9


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Welcoming a new child is an exciting and life-changing experience, but the addition of twins is a whole different ball game. And Jenn and Liz Godwin were ready to step up to the plate. Already blessed with a daughter, Harlowe, the Godwins were thrilled to be expecting twin boys. They set-up their bedroom, purchased diapers, and planned as best they could for the unique energy that twins would bring to their household. Then, the unexpected happened. Heath and Cohen were born in May 2017 at just 29 weeks. Entirely too early and too little, the boys were immediately checked in to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at one of our local children’s hospitals to begin their journey home. They slowly progressed through all stages of development, gained weight, and were eventually transferred to the Progressive Unit. Things were looking up! Unfortunately, right before the twins were scheduled to checkout, the Godwins received difficult news. The boys needed surgery, which required them to return to the NICU for continued specialized care and monitoring. The ups and downs of the boys’ treatment was tough on the family, 12

especially living 45 minutes away and continuing to care for their daughter. Luckily, Jenn, Liz and even Harlowe were able to call our House their home that Spring. All three months that the boys were cared for in the hospital, the Godwin family Lived with Heart at our House.


Together at Heart

“Being close to the NICU and being able to easily go back and forth [from the House to the hospital] was really life changing,” shares Jenn. “I felt like we were making important decisions for our twins all day long. Being able to come back to the House and have many of our needs already met was life giving.” Now three years old, Heath and Cohen are thriving and very active, often chasing adoringly after their older sister!

The staff at the House always asked about our children. They went out of their way to ensure that all our kids were acknowledged, including our oldest daughter, not just our twins.”

The Godwin Family

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Families Serving Families Families are at the center of the RMH mission. The House cares for and provides a home-away-fromhome for the entire family. That’s why we weren’t surprised when the LaPata Family made it their mission to Serve with Heart! In 2016, Mary LaPata was introduced to the House by a friend. She immediately began serving as a House Operations Volunteer and she hasn’t stopped since. But she did recruit a few more volunteers along the way: her children! Mary and her oldest children, twins, Ava and Dominic, first began volunteering at House events. They served sweet tea at the Charlotte PRIDE festival to raise money, they baked cookies and made breakfast for guests, and they even helped 14


families pick out and wrap gifts during the House’s Holiday Shop. “A favorite memory of volunteering at RMH is the Christmas boutique,” stated Mary. “I always enjoy the interaction with guest parents. It is incredible to see the parents relax and enjoy themselves during a difficult time.” This past year, both Ava and Dominic were selected to be members of the Teen Volunteer Board, which organizes fundraising projects to benefit the House and hosts fun activities for the families. A family, volunteer, donor and staff favorite, the TVB’s Holiday House had a Polar Express theme last year. Dominic shared, “I really enjoyed being able to dress up as the train conductor and interact with the families.”



7,360 Group




25.43 PER HOUR

971 HRS Group


House Operations


Pet Therapy


16,426 HRS

House Operations

565 HRS

Pet Therapy


Thank You to our Event Sponsors

Storybook Ball

Sport a Shirt, Share a Night

Attendees of the 5th Annual Storybook Ball followed the white rabbit to Wonderland! The Ball featured dinner, dancing and a moving presentation from the Murray family, who called our House their home for five months. The Storybook Ball raised more than $118,000.

Everyone was seeing red on April 26, 2019! That’s because everyone was “sporting” their red RMH t-shirts for families. Individuals and corporations from across the city celebrated their ultimate casual Friday by raising over $124,000 for our families!

Casino Night ACN, Inc. Alex and Patricia Funderburg Atrium Health Atrium Health Foundation Autobell Car Wash, Inc. Ann Baum BDO USA LLP Black Knight Infoserv LLC Blythe Construction Inc. Bonded Logistics Brian Brighton

The odds were in everyone’s favor at the 2019 Casino Night on May 6, 2019. The 8th Annual Charlotte Pediatric Society’s Casino Night benefitting the House raised over $79,000 for families. We had a blast rolling the dice and betting on the House!

Coach Rivera’s Bowl-A-Palooza Panthers Coach Ron Rivera and his wife Stephanie “striked-up” a fabulous time for families at their annual Bowl-A-Palooza event for the House. Participants bowled along-side Panthers standouts like Luke Kuechly and Christian McCaffrey. The Riveras and event participants raised over $130,000 for the House.

Red Shoe Shootout Beautiful fall weather greeted attendees of the 10th annual Red Shoe Shootout. Fun was had by all down on the farm in Waxhaw. Attendees pulled for charity and raised over $45,346.

Cannon Pharmacy Morrocroft Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center, P.A. Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates Carolina Pharmacy cbdMD, LLC Charlotte Radiology CPI Security Systems


Pinnacle Financial Partners

Gardner Skelton PLLC

Pridemore Properties, LLC

Lake Norman Marina

Roaring Riot

LAX Cotswold LLC

Brian Scannell

Mercedes Benz of South Charlotte

Sokal Media Group

Novant Health Foundation

Synchrony Financial


The Oyster Roast

Michael Paloski


Pediatric Surgical Associates, P.A.

Barbara Woodall

Piedmont Natural Gas

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Unrestricted Contributions $ 898,611 House Fundraising $ 506,459




Third Party $ 79,997 RMH of NC/McDonalds $ 61,000



In-Kind $ 118,046

Total Revenue $1,664,113 Contributions Fundraising Third Party


RMH of NC Inkind

House Operations $ 608,128 Administrative $ 283,683





Development/Fundraising $ 348,505

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Volunteer Services $ 289,139 Communications/Marketing $ 174,236 In-Kind $ 69,424 Interest (Income/Expense) ($ 52,130)

Total Expenses $1,720,985

House Operations Administrative Fundraising Volunteers Marketing Inkind



2019 Donors $100,000+ Brian T. King

$25,000-$99,999 1 Anonymous Donor ACN, Inc. Big South Dave & Netter Butler The Leon Levine Foundation The Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Foundation Ronald McDonald House Charities of NC, Inc.

$15,000-$24,999 Alpha Delta Pi, Zeta Gamma Chapter Coca-Cola North America

$10,000-$14,999 Bank of America Charitable Foundation Tom & Janine DeFeo Dillard’s First Baptist Church Newport Hendrick Motorsports The Isabella Santos Foundation David & Barbara Lee Martin Marietta Rosalynn & Les Miller Speedway Children’s Charities

$5,000-$9,999 The Albemarle Foundation American Endowment Foundation Anonymous Donor The Avett Brothers CarolinaBUILT LLC Charlotte PRIDE Festival The Cobb Foundation Continental Tire of the Americas, LLC Michael & Mary Lou Daly Duke Energy Foundation Eden Bridge Foundation The Fredrickson Family Foundation H. Beck, Inc. John & Kathy Hairston Virginia M. Hall Todd & Bethany Hodges Maria Kenny



David R. Krug Robert & Theresa LaPlaca Karen Leggio Blake & Eydie Okland Red Ventures Kathleen Richardson Jonathan & Tracy Shumate Robert J. Sweeney TEGNA Foundation Wells Fargo Championship Frances Williams

7 Anonymous Donors Andrea Areskog John & Linda Bailey James Barnes Jim M. Barnett & Carrie Harrow Belk, Inc. The Big Four Foundation BOMA Greater Charlotte Krista & David Bowen Lee & Anna Brashear Mark & Jennifer Bright $2,500-$4,999 Joseph & Ashley Brown 2 Anonymous Donors Doug & Carver Buchanan Anonymous Synchrony Keith & Millicent Burgess Financial Employee CAA ICON Carolyn Austin Jillian Campbell Barringer Construction Carolina Cakes Company Jonathan, Sheelpa & Dylan Charles Schwab Brown Foundation Peter Campbell Charlotte Kiwanis The Charlotte Children’s Foundation, Inc. Classic Foundation, Inc. Charlotte Paint Company, Garrett & Kristen Chidsey LLC John & Paula Clayton Chip Ganassi Racing with Cogentrix Felix Sabates Alfred & Amy Dawson Christopher & Caroline Greater Charlotte Tamil Cleaveland Association Cleveland County Thomas Higgins Community Foundation Macy’s David & Rebecca Cody Melissa Lynn Hunt Senior The Cole Foundation Role Models Concord Tank Corporation Josh & Cortney Patrick Adam & Danielle Conrad Plaza Brand Source Hunter & Janis Cook Roshan Prabhu Ann Copeland Providence United Barry & Denise Cubbedge Methodist Church David Weekley Homes John Richter Alisa Dent The Springs Close Fred & Marcy Dumas Foundation Glenn & Jodi Edwards Stanly County Community David & Elizabeth Ells Foundation Enterprise Holdings State Employees Combined Foundation Campaign Synchrony Financial Union Academy 2nd Grade David & Sherry Finby Vyuha Inc. James & Davia Freeman Walmart William Freund Wells Fargo Foundation Tony Gibson & Mona $1,000-$2,499 Johnson-Gibson Alan Allman Phil Graham Allstate Foundation Great Wolf Resort Alpha Delta Pi, Beta Iota Sarah Hanson Chapter Katherine Higgins Alpha Delta Pi, Zeta Tau Glenn & Sandy Holladay Chapter

Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School James & Catherine Hunter Janney Montgomery Scott LLC John L Dabbs III Ltd The Joint Chiropractic Kian Capital Partners, LLC Kohl’s Howard Layson Edie Lebet Norman E. Leonard Mark Lessne Steve & Tricia Letarte Melinda Lindley Jason & Jenny Loden William & Nancy Lynch Sidney Lyons James & Elizabeth MacDonald Jane & Hugh McColl Matt & Elizabeth McGarity McKesson Foundation Kathy McVaney Linda & Steve Michael Microsoft Corporation Jo Ann Natt Caroline O’Brien Tate & Kristin Ogburn David & Catherine Ohmstede William & Anita Pangle Doug & Gwen Pate Andy & Ruth Ann Peters Tonya Ponder Kelly D. Posey Tony & Elena Ramos Marty & Kathy Ranft Dr. Carol Locher Ransone Ramya Ravindran Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. Gregg & Sandy Rossier Stephanie Sadowski James & Beth Sankey Jeff & Martha Seaman Christopher & Meredith Sellitti Angela Sequeira Mike & Shari Lynn Smiley Steven M. Smith David & Barbara Smith Stephen & Susanna Soroosh SPX Foundation

2019 Donors


Justin & Carla Hellwig Henderson County United Way, Inc. Tom & Lynn Hennig Andrew & Amalie Herman Royden & Diane Higgins Elizabeth W. Hollidge Horton Medical Inc. Chris & Jenny Hudson Grady & Katherine Ingle Stuart & Leigh Ingram Brooke R. Jackson Nimit & Catherine Khimji Joseph & Carol LaClair LarMar Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Liberty Mutual $500-$999 Dianna Long Sandra Alexander Craig McDonald AmazonSmile Foundation Kathy McDonough Richard Amey William & Sarah McKinney James Angel Bob & Jackie McRae Anonymous Donor WJ & Cheryl Miller AO Smith Foundation North Buncombe High AT&T School Class of 1968 Automotive Recovery Sarah Offutt Services, Inc. Martin & Karen O’Gorman Jon & Susan Barcelo Okuma America Barton Malow Foundation Corporation Blanq Inc. Pamlico Capital BlueCross BlueShield of Bradford & Elissa Parsons North Carolina Joseph & Marilyn Perfilio John & Lindsay Boardman Joe & Belinda Perrigo Raymond & Mary Boardman Miriam Peters Scott Bradley Radian James Champion Steve & Melissa Raphael Breana Chan Sameer & Kristin Rastogi Rob & Anne Cochran Don & Mary Ellen Rauch Scott Coppola Joseph Ready The Cowfish, LLC Kathleen Reardon Crosby Family Foundation RMH Teen Volunteer Board Erika A. Dobbins Rolling Muscle Car Club Jennifer Douse-Realtor Rebecca Ross-Field William & Janice Dunbar Katie Rowan Patsy Evans Ryan & Ashley Sanders Leonard & Elizabeth Farias Marcia Sanders-Scott Gregory Feldman Robert Sherrill Rose C. Fish Buck & Ivy Snyder Samuel & Connie Frankino Jason & Jennifer G V Kelling Solomonson GCG Wealth Management David & Kim Spence Great Falls High School St. Gabriel Catholic School Michael Haake Robert & Mary Sweetman Lee-Ann Hair Christopher & Christine Tara Hancock Trapp HDR Jeff Stanton Tucker Summerville Andrew & Emily Szafran Shane Thompson TIAA Toshiba America Energy Systems Nancy & David Ubell Union County Community Foundation Michael & Marian Vaccaro Bill & Judy Vogel The Walt Disney Company Foundation Richard & Lori White Dan & Martha Whitecotton

Trident Sergei Ushakov John Walker Jennifer Weese Erin Williams Charles & Melody Wood Stephen & Debra Wynn

Robert & Paula Gerdes The Girl Friends Inc. Give With Liberty Employees Roger & Sara Gore James & Julie Grahl Jonathan & Linda Greenberg $250-$499 John & Rebecca Grim Chris & Victoria Agop Lila Grimes 6 Anonymous Donors Clay & Deidre Grubb Anonymous TIAA Employee Ricky & Hazel Haney Anonymous Vanguard Weston & Jennifer Harris Employee Lindsey Harward Mark Attmore Don & Dawn Harwood Thomas & Rhonda Aucamp Chester & Roslyn Haynes Cathy Balken Hickory Grove/Sharon Ronald Barger Elementary School Baruch Family Charitable Lindsay Higgins Fund Higgins Piano Studio Christine Beck Thomas & Michelle Hodges Brent Bowlin Peter & Marianne Hoener Bright Funds Foundation Justin Houston Brilliant Ink Robert Hurley Jennifer Brooks Idlewild Elementary School Building Sciences 163LLC Inspire Brands Kristy Burleigh J T Gladden Tire Disposal Larry & Nancy Byrd David Jacobs Kristin Cannon Todd Jenkins Darrin Cardwell Robert M. Johnson Carolina Orthopaedic & Brian & Lori Joyce Sports Medicine Center Sandra Kelch Mitchell Carter Tina Kendall Allan Chandler Jason Kerbyson Charlotte Country Day Kenneth Kusmierek School LendingTree Charlotte National Golf Robert & Helen Link Club Eric & Elizabeth Lloyd Jimmy Cholerton Keith & Rebecca Lowden Kent Clay David Lowery Todd Cox Malak Jewelers Diamond Nathan Craig Specialists Heather Curtis Theodore Martinez Ted & Sarah Danser Patricia Maser Geoffrey & Deborah Davis John & Laura McGinley Jennifer Davis McKinsey & Company Douglas Dinnella Matching Gifts David & Lorene Dowd Robert & Valena McMurry eeZ Fusion Sushi Danielle Miller Keisha Ferguson Cathy Miller Robert & Kathleen Finck Joanna Moses-Elliott Force Management John Motsinger Eric G. Fricke NC Alpha Delta Kappa Jim & Malissa Fuqua NoDa Brewing Company Sean & Mary Gallivan Novant Health Dilworth Pediatrics


2019 Donors David Pacetti & Kelly Givens Lynsey Parker David & Stacy Parks Brittany Pena Amy Portis Edward Portis Adam Powers Paul & Laura Price Providence Baptist Church Kerygma Class Jeffrey & Chad Pruett Amanda Ravin David & Jean Sacra Tim & Vicky Seksinsky David & Ruth Slaght speKwo St. Matthew Catholic School Michael & Nancy Tanner Leah Tate William & Price Thrower United Way of Central Carolinas Chad Wagner Glenda Wooten Sergey Yugay

$100-$249 Aiya Abilkhan Accenture LLP Bonnie W. Adams Robert & Kimetha Adden Dean & Kimberly Aggen Bermet Aidarova LaShanya Aikerson Sue Ainsworth Diana Alenova Susan Allen Ally Financial Alpha Delta Kappa - Beta Chi Chapter Alston & Bird LLP American Campus Communities American Trading & Production 20 Anonymous Donors Anonymous Daimler Trucks Employee Anonymous Duke Employee Anonymous Google Employee Anonymous Hanover Insurance Employee Anonymous Liberty Employee



Apple Dario Ardito & Jeannette Carmona Amir Arykov Meerim Askar Stanley & Judy August Auto-Owners Insurance Company LaShay Avery Ann Marie Baker Kathy Jo Bartlett Kenneth & Lori Beard Dastan Beisembiyev Jamie Bennett Jennifer Blanchette Theresa Blum Harvey & Susanne Blume Randy Borchardt Brasfield & Gorrie LLC Walter & Vicky Bray Tiffany Breeden LaVonia Briscoe Brookside Exclusive Properties LLC Becky Brown Lynn Brown Joey & Karen Brown Christian Brutzman Todd Buelow Sabrina Bundy Angela Burwell Ronald Byrd Kimberly Byrd Anthony & Kristine Calderone Venera Cameron David & Lauren Campe Susan Cannon Vincent & Mellinee Capasso Vincent & Lalaine Castillo Pilar Castillo Catawba Chapter #124, Order of the Eastern Star Peggy Chan Adrienne Chappell Wynn & Katie Charlebois Brandye Chavous Scott & Kimberly Clark Clover School District #2 Mark & Beth Coccia Thomas & Katherine Cochran Robert & Sally Coger Denyse Coker

Jacob Colley Amy Collins Thomas & Dianna Conaty Joe Conley Robert & Juna Cooper Allen & Marsha Coppinger Woody & Judy Cozart Bradley & Cay Craig Andrew Crank Walter & Margaritta Crigler Craig Selimotic Danforth Mark & Lori Davis Peter & Linda Davis Dell Inc. Thomas & Heidi Deller Leah Desloge Richard & Rosa Dest Diamond Rio, Inc. Juron Dicks Frank DiMaggio DMK Auto Allison Dobbins Paul Donovan Ricky & Sarah Dyson Harold & Anne Eddins Robert & Amber Egan Timothy & Carolyn Eichenbrenner Mark & Bonnie Eller Caitlin Endres Joan Endress Julia Engel Evelyn Eone Mark Eudy William & Denice Evans William & Jennifer Ferris Diane Fleming Tracy Foster Joan Foster Chuck & Yvonne Fox Michael France Michael & Marcia Fuller Diana Fuller Selina Galloway Lisa Garcia Kenneth & Carrie Garcia Jordan Garis Matthew & Jana Garrett Jane Gatling Earl Gay Elizabeth A. Geers Diane Gilroy Giving Tree Reality Donna Gordy Juaquin Grace

Michael & Abbie Greene Thomas & Rosalie Gulla Rhonda Hamrick Vivian Harper Holt Hathaway Dennis & Laurie Hawkins Russell W. Hawkins Shandra Hawkins-Burke Ashley Haywood Marlene Helms Omayra Hernandez Kate Hill David & Rebecca Hillsgrove Katherine Hinson Robert & Nancy Hirst The Hodges Family Roxanna B. Hoffman Melinda Hoopaugh Leland Howe Melissa Howe Ashley Hubbard Lee Huffaker Lynn Huffstetler Charles & Lavinia Hughes Kimberly Hyatt Sara Ann Icard Rabiga Imanbek Kenneth P. Ingalls Innospec Inc. International Speedway Corporation Employees Tina Jones Audrey Jones Brooke Jones Brandon & Becky Jones Wiley & Olivia Jones K.S. Anel Kairatova Zhansaya Kaiyrbekova Guzel Karabayeva Beverly Karr Karen Keith Leela Kempter Joy Kenefick Marty & Mary Anne Kennedy Takhmina Kenzhetaeva Kelly Kidder Sheryl Kirkpatrick Joan Kirschner Melissa Klingberg Rostyslav Klymochko Marcin J. Kubiak Thomas & Susan Kueser Erica A. Kuhn

2019 Donors John & Margaret Kuhn L P Jobs, Inc. Paul Lacey Jennifer Lane Trish Langan Spencer Langston Jessica Laprade Sean Laura James A. Leath Burt & Joanne Leiman Roberta Yesowitch Levi Lincoln Derr Nancy Lindsey John Link Christine Litaker Caroline Logan Brittany Logano Randall Long John & Melissa Longworth Lee Loughran Johnny & Demetria Love Kristin T. Love Ed & AE Lowder Melanie Ludden The Mack and Farmer Families Candace Maclauchlan Tom J. Maddox Logan Maestri Robert & Iveth Major Eugenia Marcotte Doreen Marquis Jill Martin Shaun Mason Avery Mason Philip Mattox Andrei Matveev Crystal Maxwell Logan Mazzucco Rachel McDonald Todd & Andrea McKee Carl McMillon Meg Meaher Merck Foundation James & Catherine Metze David Meyers Nick Miller Jennifer Mitchell Tammy Moore Jerry Morrison Minta Mueller Robert & Cynthia Mulder Adilet Muratbekov Jason Murray Tilek Murza


Mark & Elizabeth Nichols Bivion Nickelberry Nora Noell Edward & Stephanie Norman Christine Norris Eleanor Norton Omega Norton-Crable Laura Nurbayeva Timothy O’Connell Deborah OConnor Dastan Omiralyiev Luis Ortega Oie Osterkamp Outstanding Professional Club Jess Palacio Andy & Bridget Palmer David & Gail Parker Katherine Parker Susan Paschal Sanjay & Smita Patel Niraj Patel Jacquelin Paulino Constantine Pavlakos John & Maria Pearson Pepsico Foundation Stewart & Patricia Percy Janice Perry Pitney Bowes Foundation Karen Pitsley Joshua Plummer Charles Poliseno Larry & Dale Polsky Susan Porter Anthony & Deborah Preziosi Audra Price Angelo Prisco Daniel & Marianne Raispis Saravana Rajan Aidar Rakhimzhanov Reese Ranft Emily Ransone Jeffrey & Julie Ratcliff Alta Rawson RCM Construction Anthony & Carri Reda Casey Reedy Henry & Shirley Reiss Gordon & Susan Respess Jeff & Linda Revier Arthur Rieck Ed & Gloria Riehl Mitch & Tonda Rifkin

Rike Roofing Services Matt & Cindy Ritola Dianne Robinson ReAnne Rolston Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida John & Wendy Root Daniel & Bonnie Rose Lynne Rossier Christopher Rupar Harvey & Jo Ann Russ Leslie Russell Willie Ryder Deborah Sandefer Laureen Santillo Wayne & Joanne Schmitt Paul & Rita Schulz Sedgefield United Methodist Church Shared Vision Consulting, LLC Sharon Baptist Church Brenda Simpson Charles J. Skender James & Jennifer Smith Randy & Cordia Smith Lamar Smith Jeremy Smithgall Nathan Snipes Joseph Hook & Layla Soliman Michael Spagnardi St. Andrews Living Center, Inc. Stanley Black & Decker Michael Starnes Brian & Robin Stettler Allen Stewart Gregory Stone Aaron & Meghan Swedberg Scott Swisher Myroslava Sydoruk Antoinette Tan Nancy Tanner Skip Tappy Aydana Tasbolat TE Connectivity Employees John Teague Leslie Teiro Linda Tettambel Turner & Frances Thackston The Pointe Church Brian Thomas David & Valerie Tobin Alyson Traw

Two Men and A Truck Chasty Underwood United Way Of Greater Philidelphia & SNJ United Way of Rhode Island Scott & Krista Valentine Kathleen Van Giesen Heather D. Vance Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Bradley Vineyard VZW Salisbury Family Charlene Wachob Michael Ward Chris Ward Artis & Monica Waters Elizabeth Watkin Keith Waycaster Yaakov Weinstein Brian & Amanda Wheeler Robin White Cathy Wilder Heather Willis-Goulet Gene Wilson & Susan Benton-Wilson Kelly Wisdom Kevin & Tracy Wittman Nancy S. Wolfe Dianne Wood Jeffrey Woods Caitlin Wright Rebecca Wright XPO Logistics Lina Yang Martin Yesowitch Kristin Young Andrew Young Michelle Younis Jonathan Zeis Ling Zhang Xuejun Zhou Richard Ziemnik Samuel & Emily Zimmern


2019 Donors

2019 Donors

ADOPT-A-ROOM SUPPORTERS The generosity of Adopt-A-Room donors plays a critical role in helping fulfill our mission. It costs approximately $142 to host a family for one night. While families are encouraged to make a $15/night donation, only about 30% can afford this amount due to mounting medical bills and travel costs. An annual Adopt-A-Room donation of $5,475 covers a year’s worth of stays for families in need. CarolinaBUILT LLC Continental Tire of the Americas, LLC Michael & Mary Lou Daly John & Kathy Hairston

Todd & Bethany Hodges David & Barbara Lee Karen Leggio Blake & Eydie Okland

Red Ventures Wells Fargo Championship Frances Williams WorldLegacy NC179 Leadership Team

RED SHOE SOCIETY The Red Shoe Society recognizes individual donors who make an annual gift of $1,000 or more. HEARTS OF DIAMONDS

$50,000+ Brian T. King HEARTS OF GOLD

$25,000 Anonymous Donor Dave & Netter Butler HEARTS OF HEALING

$10,000 Rosalynn & Les Miller HEARTS OF COURAGE

$5,000 Anonymous Donor The Fredrickson Family Foundation Virginia M. Hall Maria Kenny David R. Krug Robert & Theresa LaPlaca Kathleen Richardson Robert J. Sweeney HANDS OF COMPASSION

$2,500 3 Anonymous Donors Carolyn Austin Jonathan, Sheelpa and Dylan Brown Peter Campbell Garrett & Kristen Chidsey John & Paula Clayton Alfred & Amy Dawson Josh & Cortney Patrick Roshan Prabhu


Phil Graham James & Beth Sankey Sarah Hanson Jeff & Martha Seaman Katherine Higgins Christopher & Meredith Glenn & Sandy Holladay Sellitti James & Catherine Hunter Angela Sequeira HANDS OF HOPE Howard Layson Steven M. Smith $1,000 Edie Lebet David & Barbara Smith Alan Allman Norman E. Leonard Stephen & Susanna 5 Anonymous Donors Mark Lessne Soroosh Andrea Areskog Steve & Tricia Letarte Jeff Stanton John & Linda Bailey Melinda Lindley Tucker Summerville James Barnes Jason & Jenny Loden Andrew & Emily Szafran Jim Barnett & Carrie Harrow William & Nancy Lynch Shane Thompson Krista & David Bowen Sidney Lyons Nancy & Don Ubell Lee & Anna Brashear James & Elizabeth Michael & Marian Vaccaro Matthew S. Bright Family MacDonald Bill & Judy Vogel Joseph & Ashley Brown Jane & Hugh McColl Richard & Lori White Doug & Carver Buchanan Matt & Elizabeth McGarity Dan & Martha Whitecotton Keith & Millicent Burgess Kathy McVaney Frances Williams Jillian Campbell Linda & Steve Michael Christopher & Caroline Jo Ann Natt Cleaveland Caroline O’Brien David & Rebecca Cody Tate & Kristin Ogburn Adam & Danielle Conrad David & Catherine Hunter & Janis Cook Ohmstede Ann Copeland William & Anita Pangle Barry & Denise Cubbedge Doug & Gwen Pate Mike & Mary Lou Daly Andy & Ruth Ann Peters Alisa Dent Tonya Ponder Fred & Marcy Dumas Kelly D. Posey Glenn & Jodi Edwards To learn more about Tony & Elena Ramos David & Elizabeth Ells membership benefits and Marty & Kathy Ranft David & Sherry Finby how to join, visit: Dr. Carol Locher Ransone James & Davia Freeman Ramya Ravindran RMHOFCHARLOTTE.ORG William Freund Gregg & Sandy Rossier /RED-SHOE Tony Gibson & Mona Stephanie Sadowski Johnson-Gibson HANDS OF COMPASSION $2,500 CONTINUED John Richter

IN-KIND DONATIONS WERE GIVEN BY THESE CARING ORGANIZATIONS Bill Hefner Plumbing Service, Inc. Brasfield & Gorrie LLC Cox Landscape Management Crossville Studios Eagle One SoftWash Ecoscape Solutions Group Electrolux GM Financial Harrisburg Security

Killingsworth Environmental La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Maid Brigade Media Arts Collective Mortimers Café and Pub Porter Lock and Key Providence Spring Elementary School Ready Carper Rike Roofing Services

Schneider Tree Care Solid Surface Care, Inc. Southwest Airlines Split Second Sound Tattoo Projects Tempur Sealy International, Inc. & Subsidiaries Time to Paint Two Men and A Truck

DONATIONS WERE GIVEN IN HONOR OF THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS Matt & Kiki Aaron Ellie Ables Mr. & Mrs. Clay Adams Susan Allen The Allen Family Alpha Delta Pi, Beta Iota Chapter Doug & Melinda Anderson Noah & Harper Assad Carolyn Austin Larry L. Bagwell Dax Zeus & Inara Gabriela Bailey Nola Ann Bain The Baldecchi Family Annabelle Barger Jim Barnett & Carrie Harrow Don & Tina Barringer Silas Beard Mr. & Mrs. Mike Beasley Ellis Becnel The Beecy Family David Bell John & Connie Berezinski Joseph Berger Mr. & Mrs. Darren Bing Gerald & Cindy Binion The Mark Binion Family John & Marilynn Boyle Bradford Clinic OB/GYN Ira Bradley Larry & Diane Brannock Mrs. & Mrs. Lance Brenner Chasity Bryant Mickey & Donna Buford Henry Calle Mr. & Mrs. Robert Calton

Ted Cannon Alison Carney Bailey Carpenter Mr. & Mrs. Jim Carriel Kasey Church Diana Clayton Paula Clayton Michaela & Carrie Cody Eliott Coker Cecelia Conaty-Watkin Hunter & Janis Cook Pam Corn Elizabeth & Michael Crippen Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Crutchfield Jamie Davies Reid Davis Molly Deblitz Alisa Dent Richard & Rosa Dest Peggy Dhande Fred & Marcy Dumas William L. Dunbar Tricia & Nelson Eddy Trey Edwards Megan Elliott Bo Faulkner Karen Feezor Hannalie & Red Ferguson Nancy Finby Mr. & Mrs. Tom Finke Ellis & Meg Fisher Ginger & Sam Fisher Audrey Foushee Woodsley Franklin Mr. & Mrs. Mike Freno The Fuller Family

Kenneth Fuqua Mr. & Mrs. Gaston Gage Susan & Mayne Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Bill Goodwin Mrs. Greer’s Third Grade Class Catherine & Henry Harkey Chris Harkey Jill & Jon Harkey Bill & Carol Hayes Sadie Haywood Jennifer Hensley Leila & Harry Hicklin Ramsey Higgins Mike Higgins Lauryn Hill Steve & Hope Hinson Mr. & Mrs. Walter Hobbs Ashley Hounshell Jeff & Kimberly Hoyle Logan & Layla Hoyle Tucker R. Hucks Bryce, Christy & Addalynn Humphreys Sadie Hope Hurlocker Bryce Icard Brooke R. Jackson Anice & Donald Jengo Cheryl John Mona Johnson-Gibson Pike & Susan Jones Patrick & Heather Joyner Ryan Kellett Mr. & Mrs. Dan Kennedy Eric King Lauren King Chari Knox

Steve Lackey Mr. & Mrs. Daniel LaFar Tom & Christina Lantis The Leech Family Edith D. Lindley Tony & Martha Lowder Carson Luna Marc Manly & Colby Chapman Ben & Erin Martin Lilian Martinez Tom & Lori Matthews LeeAnn McCue Elizabeth McGarity Georgeanna McSwain Keith Miller Les Miller Benna Milliken Natalee Mitcham Carter Moore Mr. & Mrs. Trip Morris Peyton Mosteller Tina Mull Helen & Doug Nickel Mary Lou Norcross Dr. & Mrs. Gray Norris Tate Ogburn Mr. & Mrs. Brian O’Leary Norman L. Oliver Mr. & Mrs. Don Olmstead Eva, Charlie & Ralston Pacetti Anita Pangle Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Parish David Parker Archer Patrick Ricardo Perez Cavillo


In Loving Memory

Thank you for giving us a home, feeding us, caring about us, and making us feel so welcome.”

DONATIONS WERE GIVEN IN HONOR OF THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS Buddy Perry Randall Peugh Sarah Grace Phillips Ellie Pikel Billy & Ruth Pope Trinity Power Thomas & Catherine Pruitt Carol Ransone Emily Ransone Don & Mary Ellen Rauch Anna Reeves Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Richards Brian Ring Nina Rippere

Ron & Stephanie Rivera Ezra Rodriquez Robert Romano Linda Rudd Mr. & Mrs. Ben Rudisille Agezah Ruiz Marguerite Rupar Harvey & Jo Ann Russ Ed Sanz Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schleusner The Schmitt Twins Marcia Sanders-Scott Braxton Seegars

Janice Shubin Avery Smith Tiffany Smith Jessie Spence Laura Stewart Elaine, Debbie & Karen Summerville Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Sumner Sally Swicegood J. B. Taylor Eleanor Teague Dale Thompson Jordan & Mike Toshiba Anne Millen Tucker

Don & Paula Veazie Diane Voyentzie Jim & Ellen Wade Jeremy Walawender Van Wallace Connor L. Waltrip Ann & Ken Ward Dale Ward Caden Wheeler Melanie Wilder Frances Williams Martha F. Wilson Asher Yesowitch

- Jennifer Smith

DONATIONS WERE GIVEN IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS Theodore “Ted” Alley Bill Austin Savannah Bates Ryan Beckett Woody Bogger Matthew S. Bright Douglas E. Bryant Sr. Kensley Byrd Carlos Caceres Violet Cannon Carol L. Carnes Glenn R. Chunglo Emily Claiborne Parker Cleaveland Maddoc Colacurcio Leo Coleman Samuel Tony Combs Kinsley Conner Anna Cooper James W. Corbett Lisa Craig

Susannah D. Craven Michelle & Sandra Dellinger Hunter R. Dowless Tyler Epley Doris J. Gannon David B. Gresty William Hallisey Elydiah Hampton Evan Harbison Joseph Haynes Patsy Helderman Lyle Hill Dorothy Hird Allison Hodge Edwin Holt Grayson Huffman Michael David Jarvis Ruth Johnson Tyler Johnson Jacob W. Kamstra Lawren L. Knowles

Adrienne Stella Koontz Walt & Joanne Locher JoAnn Martin Chuck Maser Sadie McCann Thomas Melzer Mikey J. Moyer Matthew A. Newbern Darin Ollis Frank Ormsby John & Bolton Parker Joanne C. Pavlakos Lauren E. Ponder Will Pope Vittorio M. Prisco James E. Quinn Isla J. Racer Sadie N. Raines Gordon Rossier Jordan Sheldon Katie Sloan

David Soroosh Jim Stallings Gene Stewart Justin Stewart Ruth Stowe Peyton Stremer Alexander Paul & Elia Claire Taylor Patricia E. Threatte Thaddeus Threatte Mary M. Thrower Vivienne L. Ubell Sal Vaccaro Patty Walker Joseph E. Warner Brynn Abigail White Elba Wilson Mary Ellen Wypyszinski Nat Yesowitch

The Howard Family


Aiden Bucu

Eli Hall

Arnel Hasanovic

Olivia Huff

Landon Johnson

Lyla Matthews

Lucy Overcash

Sadie Raines

David Soroosh


Peyton Stremer

Abigail White


2019 Volunteers 1,500+ HOURS Marcy Dumas Edith Lebet

1,000-1,499 HOURS Kimetha Adden Jacquelyn Goldberger Barbara Harrell Mike Higgins Brooke Jackson Susan Kechijian Catherine Pruitt Frances Williams

750-999 HOURS Sylvia Calhoun Janis Cook Ann Dang Vicki Landseidel Emily Louer Robert Louer Judith Miller Anita Pangle Pamela Paynter Vickie Porter Hilary Rosenbaum Jane Turner

500-749 HOURS Carrie Cate Gladys Cheney Diana Fox Susan Francis Mary Lee Henderson Jacqueline Maxwell Kathryn McVaney Lea Ann Meech James Metze Marguerite Rupar Janice Shubin Julie Tanck Ginger White

250-499 HOURS Melissa Alatsis Julie Allen Susan Allen Emily Anna Rhonda Aucamp Dee Bell Sandra Bilbro Jean Carlino Pilar Castillo Kim Cates Nicholas Chirico Amy Connair Elizabeth Crosby


Margaret Dhande Allison Dobbins Scott Dover Karen Feezor Susan Fisher Maureen Forte Elizabeth Geers Lee-Ann Hair Meghan Herrington Martha Knight Margaret Kuhn Leslie Miller Rosalynn Miller Benna Milliken Kathy Montgomery Lisa Munday Ann Nelson Sheelpa Patel Gretchen Payne Themus Perry Elizabeth Pressley Carol Ransone DeVona Reese Shannon Riley Amie Rucker Marcia Sanders-Scott Christine Schattner Ginger Seabrook Anne Serdula Sara Smith Renee Starcevich Deborah Tankle Dana Thornley Susan Triantafyllides Anna Tuten Meaghan Walker Sheila Wallace Elizabeth Watson Wendell G. Wilson

100-249 HOURS Ana Alberto Kathy Anderson Erin Askins Katherine Auron Teresa Becker Gail Boemker Mary Buwick Robin Caddell Pamela Carlton Mitchell Carter Mark Castle Susan Causey Joyce Cherry Megan Clouden

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS Amy Dates Jamie Davies Katherine Decker Jennifer Dellinger Dana Driver Joan Endress Jennifer Engel Natasha Feaster Chandra Florence Margriet Jacqueline Freeman Kenneth Fuqua Natividad Gruskin Frances Hamilton Kristina Hannum Kelly Johnson Taylor Jones Kimberly Kanelos Mary LaPata Tianyan Liao Angela Locke John Luther Patricia Major Maria Marconi Delores McNair Valerie McWilliams Patricia Minott Roxanna Miranda Jacquelyn Myers Christina Nixdorf Len Norman Omega Norton-Crable Kara O’Brien Dawn Osborne Jo Pittman Skyler Richardson Marsha Scheer Gene Schmitt Tony Sherrill Elizabeth Shields Karen Silva Sherry Slifer Michelle Smith Susan Sparks Susan Spencer Barbara Stephens Carol Sugg Jerrika Swartz Diane Trimberger Susan Weisbrich Emily Whitted Lillian Wilder Linda Wilson Dale Yarberry Lois Yarman

UP TO 99 HOURS Will Adams Regan Aduddell Corazon Agcaoili Zaina Alsharid Stacey Antolik Dawn Baker Jillian Bank Sina Bauer Monica Best Marie Bourdon Paige Bourdon Grace Bova Amelia Brackett Debra Branciforte Beverley Breze Annie Britt Marquita Bullock Benita Burney Patricia Buzzone KAYREN CARTER Deborah Chaney Caroline Cheek Ashleigh Clark Vanessa Clark Tanganyika Samira Clowney Nanci Coia Jacob Colley Pamela Colley Heather Confer Tara Conner Murray Corbett Derek Cornwall Tammy Cornwall Shannon Costello Christopher Cox Marilyn Croteau Heather Cunningham Colleen Daly Donna Danahy Jay Daniel Spring Dasgupta Tracy Delahunt Anna Dellinger Caitlin Deltgen Bria Dennis Isobel DeRusha Kristen Dibble Sarah Dickerson Becky Dirks Janet Dirks Benjamin Douglas Sarah Douglas Lisa Dowless

2019 Volunteers Angie Dumsha Mary Dunham Gary Edmonds Jr Andrea Ellis Kathleen Evenson Jennifer Farris Rebecca Farsaci Kristina Fleisch Natalia Flores David Fogg Rhonda Fondren Najaih Fountain Lori France Diana Fridrich Sarah Garner AnnaMaria Gibson Jacqueline Gilhooly Susan Hackenbracht Alison Halter Colleen Hanna Harvie Andrea Harden Taylor Harkins Robyn Harris Sabree Harris Chloe Harty Sharon Hathaway Paul Hedrick Kaitlyn Herman Chinue Hinds-Hazelwood Toni Hooper Jeff Hornock Susan Hornock Gerri Huff Barbara Hulsey Blakely Irving Gill Jenkinson Hatsy Johnson Jeremiah Johnson Ruth Johnson Audrey Jones Tina Jones Caroline Jonker Lauren Joseph Susan Juda Jennifer Kanapaux Diane Keefe Kristen Keehnle Tracy Keehnle Nicole Keith Kristina Kennedy Chuck King Tifanie King Deanne Kissinger Janet Kocal Resha Kodali

Margaret Leahy Philip Leggett Karen Leggio Stacy Leiser Alison Lennard Christopher Long Katherine Lorenz Stephen Lyon Cameron Maclennan Thomas Maclennan Allison Mahone Alexandra Malissen Michael Mann Nicole Mariano Janetta Matthews Phyllis Mayfield Andrea McClain Beth Mccreery Doris McDonald Brittany McLean Gloria McLean Ritchie Melchor Dawn Milgrom Markia Mitchell Michelle Moll Glenda Moore William Moore Alexandra Moreno Kimberly Moreno Lauren Mullis Maggie Myers Kathleen Neeler Diana Neer Caryn Neff Hoanglan Nguyen Frances Nixon Kara Noronha Lee Pam Odom Aaron Oliver Margarita Orozco Chavez Anna Osment Lynn Pace Ashlie Paris Melisa Pasli Bridget Patin Debbie Piper Doug Potenski Karen Potenski Pamela Prowten Julie Ratcliff Felicia Reed Raquel Richards Carol Roach Alexandria Robinson

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS Kim Rogers Maria Rojas Michaiah Ross Brenda Sabatino Fran Samarel Kristen Santos Anna Lee Schneider Odyseey Shaw Katherine Shermansky Kerry Shute Christina Simpson Andrea Sisson Deborah Skea William Skea Gordon Slifer Callie Smith Janasha Smith Jordan Smith Paulette Smith Laura Sobodash Michelle Stewart Haley Stockton Hannah Stowe Tamela Stracke Kristin Strickland Angela Sykes LaSaundra Tarlton Lisa Taulman Carolyn Thain Deidre Theyken Yvette Thomas-Fogg Phil Thorpe Tracy Thorpe Clifflena Tiah Grace Ulrich Marian Vaccaro Athena Valentine Stefanie Vanderveldt Andrea Vasiliou Donna Verhein Adrienne Vinson Chasen Volkel Brooke Walker Veronica Wallace Myna Watford Rachel Weaver Amy Weber Sara Wells Mary West Marie Wiederhoeft Denise Wilkinson Chandra Williams Marylou Wilmot Anita Wilson Dana Witherspoon

Zhenming Yang Sheila Yoder Lauri York Patti Zielke

My favorite part of volunteering is knowing whatever I do is appreciated. Being a small part of a family’s journey through a child’s illness is important to me.” - Mary LaPata


2019 Volunteers BOARD OF DIRECTORS Board Members are driven by heart and purpose. They lend their passions and expertise in their given fields to serve as the legal authority for the organization and are responsible for overall decision-making to lead us to fulfill our mission of keeping families close. Board Members are the governing body that helps us implement our strategies and reach our goals for the good of the House.



Michael Daly, President Les Miller, Vice President Paula Clayton, Assistant Vice President Hunter Cook, Treasurer Alisa Dent, Secretary

Jim Barnett Paula Clayton Hunter Cook Michael Daly Alisa Dent Glenn Edwards Phil Graham

Andrew Herman Howard Layson Kathy McDonough Elizabeth McGarity Libbi MacDonald Les Miller Tate Ogburn Catherine Ohmstede

Elena Ramos Marty Ranft Donald Rauch Gregg Rossier Christopher Sellitti David Smith Jeff Stanton Michael Vaccaro

I wish I would have found RMH earlier in life. It has brought so much satisfaction to me. Everyone is so friendly, and I feel that I am important to the House and the families.” - Susan Kechijian GOLDEN PLUNGER AWARDS Our Outstanding House Operations Volunteers of the Month

January: Gladys Cheney February: Karen Feezor March: Pilar Castillo April: Sheila Wallace

May: Buddy Perry June: Anne Serdula July: Sandra Bilbro August: Beth Pressley

September: Sue Fisher October: Peggy Dhande November: Linda Wilson

KITCHEN CRUSADERS AND OTHER RECURRING MONTHLY TEAMS Andrea Gowin, Providence Day Students of Service Andrew Peters, Peters Family Cassie MacLeod, ELHS Hands of Hope Charles Waters, Kirby’s Small Group Foresthill Chef Ramon Wilson, The Cowfish Colleen Morgan, Protiviti David Shimberg, SouthPark Lions Club Diane Zablotsky, Levine Scholars


Don Rauch, St. Gabriel Catholic Church Eleanor Shell Emma Lyons, Elevation Church Estelle Prinsloo, Pleasant Knoll Elementary Staff Jordan Todd, NCSU ADPi Alum Katisha Nelson, Synchrony Financial Kim Van Brunt, Hearst Television Ladi Lane, Freedom House Church LaTonya Lowery, Lowery Family Marsha Eland, Eland/Stevenson

Melanie Bowling, Wells Fargo Treasury Management Melissa Duncan, All-State Insurance Nick Miller, Microsoft SouthPark Robin Diamond, Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ Shellie Brinkley, GameStop Stephanie Lemmerman, Krispy Kreme Travis Klingberg, Brasfield & Gorrie Wendy Lockhart, Lockhart Family Whitlie Nock, Andy Nock Real Estate

Pet Therapy Volunteers 100-249 HOURS


Terri Arnold Amy Bell Cynthia Braden Maggie Patton Sandy Stumpf Tucker Summerville

Kris Anderson Jeanette Blalock Christopher Booth Kay Daughtry Eric Dettmann Joy Fortune Elizabeth Fulk Nicole Gardner Brooke Harrelson

Bob Hayler Jim Kimbrell Beth Kinny Susan Luck Kelly Mahony Amy Martin Cynthia Miller Karen O’Gorman Eliza Ortiz Melissa Pendleton

Mary Ellen Reese Jane Schafer Robert Schmit Lisa Seitlin Susan Smith Danielle Volman Amy Williamson Laura Winters Laura Yandle


The Lawry Family

Coming back [from the hospital] to RMH and doing a load of laundry, playing with my 4-year-old, or using the blender in the common kitchen for my son’s liquid diet, these little tasks kept me grounded.” - Meagan Lawry

The Godwin Family

At Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, they meet you where you are. Hungry? They feed you. Need to cry? They listen. Need to sleep? They have that. When you make what feels like one hundred decisions a day about your child’s medical care, it’s life giving to walk into a place where they expect nothing of you.” - Jenn Godwin

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