2021 RMHC of Greater Charlotte Annual Report

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF GREATER CHARLOTTE 1613 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28207 | 704.335.1191 RMHCLT.ORG annual report
cannot begin to thank everyone at RMHC of GC enough. This last month has been one of the hardest of my life. I do not know how I could have handled this on my own. I live in Davidson County and could not afford to stay in Charlotte for a month and pay my mortgage. My kids loved picking gifts on Tuesdays, and it helped keep them busy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
P. Table of CONTENTS CONTENTS Leadership Message 2 Family Story: Taylor Strong 3 Featured Partner: Split Second Sound 4 House Statistics 5 Serving New Families 7 at Caroline’s Corner Events 9 Financials 12 Donors 13 Volunteers 17

Letter of Thanks

Twelve months, the year that was 2021. While the global pandemic continued to unfold, the resilience and determination of RMHC of Greater Charlotte grew to overcome many circumstances so that we could continue to fulfill the core mission: taking care of families with sick children. During all the evolutions of COVID variants, vaccines, quarantines and more, RMHC of GC proudly accomplished and celebrated many achievements.

In May, the organization recognized a significant milestone: 10 years of service to more than 5,000 families in the House program. May also saw the organization officially transition within the RMHC Global Network from an affiliate to an official chapter, becoming the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte.

With that, the first Family Room opened at the Hemby Children’s Hospital in Caroline’s Corner, welcoming over 2,000 visitors the following seven months. Also, we were proud to work more closely than ever alongside McDonald’s Owner/Operators to connect in new and meaningful ways with their customers who generously support the RMHC of GC.

2021 also introduced a few new challenges: the first positive COVID cases with both families and staff, and in September a significant basement flood. As a result, 17 families had to be relocated for four nights due to significant damage, limiting access and function to some essential services for our families for nearly a month. In these difficult moments, we felt so

fortunate to be able to lean on our volunteers and community partners.

Despite these obstacles there were celebrations! The fall was the perfect season to host our first in person event in two years at the largest outdoor venue in Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium, raising over $249,000, the most of any event in the history of RMHC of GC. Staff were overjoyed to have volunteers and meal teams return to programs on a limited basis. While it was a slow progression, that presence was like a big hug warming the House from the inside.

The strength of this organization lies in the rich support from volunteers, donors, corporate partners, and the greater community. Led by an engaged and dynamic Board of Directors, alongside a team of passionate and experienced staff, RMHC of GC ended 2021 with excitement and focus on 2022, and the hope to reach further with services for families of sick children.



20-year-old Taylor Conley was young, healthy, and ready to take on the world as she settled into the excitement of college life. But midway through the semester, her world as she knew it came to a sudden halt. Taylor started experiencing excruciating pain on her right side. Thinking her appendix may be rupturing, her mom, Regina, rushed her to the ER in Kingsport, TN. After tests and labs, the physician reported back that Taylor’s pain wasn’t her appendix after all. It was Leukemia.

Quickly, Taylor and Regina packed their things and traveled five hours by ambulance to Charlotte to begin five straight weeks of chemotherapy. Regina was then introduced to the Ronald McDonald House by Taylor’s clinical team. Regina recalled checking into the House after a very difficult day for her and Taylor. As she opened her room door she was greeted by a stuffed bear and warm blanket. After a restful night’s sleep, she woke up with an inspiration to give back. She wanted to help put smiles on future families’ faces by donating handmade bears, just like the one in her room.

During Taylor’s treatments, Regina cut fabric and sewed cuddly bears for RMHC families. Every time that Taylor and Regina would come to Charlotte for treatment they would donate the handmade bears. For every holiday from Halloween to Christmas to even RMHC of GC’s 10 Year Anniversary, sweet “Taylor Strong” bears greet new families going through tough times.


The Espositos were first introduced to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte when Coach Rivera invited him to DJ at his annual Bowl-A-Palooza fundraising event for RMHC of GC. After learning more about the mission and the impact on families, Vinny jumped at the opportunity to support RMHC of GC in other ways, and well the rest is history.

Over the past four years, Split Second Sound has raised thousands of dollars for RMHC families through their events. In addition, they’ve served on marketing and special events committees, and they’ve provided the musical entertainment for several events and most recently at RMHC of GC’s new signature event, Jerseys & Jewels: Huddle for the House!

Vinny and Diane Esposito are the epitome of their slogan, “We don’t just provide entertainment, we CREATE IT.” After moving to the Queen City in 1999 from New York, the dynamic husband and wife duo launched their entertainment business Split Second Sound. Since then they’ve dominated the greater Charlotte wedding and event scene by securing over 700 contracts each year. Vinny even has had time to serve as the Carolina Panthers DJ for over 11 seasons.

When asked about their favorite RMHC of GC memory, Vinny said, “There are too many to list! Like when a client walks through the door, and they find out Split Second Sound works with RMHC and then the client shares the impact RMHC had on their own family; it’s powerful... ...or when you see RMHC volunteers giving it their all and they never ask about themselves or what’’s in it for them. Those are humbling examples of what RMHC does beyond just helping families in times of need.”

RMHC of GC is so thankful to work with Vinny, Diane, and the entire Split Second Sound team. They make us feel a part of their family, as they are a huge part of our RMHC of GC family.


TALIA , her mother CHRISTIE , and her grandmother JOANNE , called the RMHC House their home-away-from-home for 269 nights as Talia underwent treatment for a rare brain tumor. Daily required treatments made it difficult to travel to and from their Chester County home. So having access to nocost lodging so close to the hospital meant Christie could be by Talia’s side and that Grandma Joanne could help take care of them both. BOARD:

241 families served in 2021 $258,058 VALUE OF volunteer service hours ACTIVE HOUSE OPERATIONS: 168 volunteers 68 new volunteers 7,150 hours 116 out-patient stays 203 in-patient stays 2021 STATISTICS HOUSE IN REVIEWHOUSE IN REVIEW 4,551 total nights, $841,935 8,924 total meals, $133,860 VALUE AVG. LENGTH OF STAY: 16 nights LONGEST STAY: 269 nights IN SAVINGS TO FAMILIES TOTAL


RMHC of Greater Charlotte officially opened the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Caroline’s Corner, located in Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital, in May 2021. The Family Room program provides a space where families can rest, reflect, and recharge at any point during their child’s treatment at Hemby.

This new program is extremely meaningful, especially for the Comly family. John and Ginny Comly sadly lost their infant daughter, Caroline, in 2018. The Comly’s wished to see Caroline’s memory live on within the walls of the Hemby Children’s Hospital and wanted to create a space for families going through similar journeys with their children.

“We had a number of nights at Hemby Children’s Hospital, and a lot of that time was spent talking about the amazing care these providers were giving not just to Caroline but to our whole family during a time when things couldn’t be darker,” John Comly said. “We experienced firsthand what it means to have someone be a port in your storm. Having walked this path, there’s nothing more powerful to us than having moments of care, comfort and hope.”



In December 2021, Eloise Hartley spent almost two weeks at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with staph bacteremia caused by complications from the flu and pneumonia. Though the Hartley family is local to the Charlottearea, access to the Family Room allowed Eloise’s parents to remain close to her bedside as she received lifesaving medical treatment.

“The pediatric ICU team at Hemby Children’s Hospital saved her life. I did not leave the hospital for the eleven days Eloise was receiving care. The Family Room at Caroline’s Corner provided me a shower, food, drinks, and more so I could stay right by my daughter’s side during our stay. It is not possible for me to put into words what it meant; I would only be doing it a disservice by trying.”
2,074 guests 358 families 1,725 visitssince may 2021
Ronald McDonald


Jerseys & Jewels

On November 13, 2021 fans of RMHC of Greater Charlotte gathered to celebrate the mission of keeping families close in The Gallery Suites at Bank of America Stadium. The night kicked off with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by 10-year-old Selah Grace Henderson, a former RMHC of GC guest. Attendees enjoyed meeting Sir Purr, dancing to hits spun by Split Second Sound and catching glimpses of their smiling faces on the Jumbotron, aka PantherVision. Through ticket and raffle sales, live and silent auction bids, and fund-a-mission donations, over

Committee Members










2021 events

Sport A Shirt, Share A Night

The 2021 Sport A Shirt, Share A Night t-shirt design celebrated 10 years of serving over 5,000 families in the greater Charlotte area. The shirt design, created by Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, featured the 10-year themes of courage, peace of mind, heart and of course, home. Over 6,500 shirts were purchased and sported for families on Friday, April 30, 2021, and each 4th Friday Wear Day. This was the most successful Sport A Shirt, Share A Night campaign to date and raised over $187,000 for RMHC of GC!

Red Shoe Shootout

The 2021 Red Shoe Shootout event was hosted on a beautiful fall day in October. Over one hundred participants gathered at Meadow Wood Farm in Waxhaw, NC to raise funds for RMHC of GC families and to compete for shooter and raffle prizes. Shootout sponsors and participants raised over $25,000 by pulling for a cause

Schneider, Chair
Hudgens, Keri Johnson and Theory Design Studio
Joseph Phil Orban

Brewery Can Tab Challenge

Over 20 local breweries competed in the first annual Can Tab Challenge in 2021. Orchestrated by DIVINE BARREL BREWING , these local breweries encouraged their patrons to save tabs for RMHC of GC to bring awareness to the mission of keeping families close. During the final December weigh-in, it was announced that Divine Barrel was the challenge winner with over 80 lbs. of tabs collected!


In May 2021, to celebrate 10 years of serving families in the greater Charlotte area, RMHC of GC planted JOY on the front lawn of the House.

A sunflower field was assembled with 5,000 blooms – each representing a family touched by RMHC of GC.

Donors, volunteers, and friends had the opportunity to adopt a sunflower to share JOY!

Whether they chose to celebrate their mother for Mother’s Day, recognize a sweet friend or remember a loved one, each bloom recognized someone special. The campaign raised over $14,000 for sweet RMHC of GC families!


“As one of the very first families to check-in to Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte 10 years ago, I can honestly say that this House has been a true lifeline for families since day one. After long days in the hospital not knowing what to expect, getting over one medical hurdle only to encounter another, there’s just no place like home at the end of the day. And Ronald McDonald House gave us that home.” PUCEK FAMILY
2021 events
2021 Expenses Program Services $1,282,248 Fundraising $468,892 Support Services $334,128 Total Expenses $2,085,268 2021 Expenses 1%2% 2021 revenue Unrestricted Contributions $1,355,519 House Fundraising Events $733,808 Third Party Events $131,447 RMHC Global/McDonald’s $539,591 In-Kind $38,992 Investment $25,490 Total Revenue $2,824,847 2021 revenue 5% 19% 25% 23% 15% 62% 48% McDonald’s & Partners In-Kind Contributions House Events Third Party Events Program Services Fundraising Support Services rmhc of greater charlotte
11 | RMHC OF GC 2021 ANNUAL REPORT for more events, visit: RMHCLT.ORG/EVENTS

Corporate Donors and Foundations


Jackrabbit Technologies

McDonald’s - Big South Philip L. Van Every Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Charities of NC, Inc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc.


The Leon Levine Foundation

The Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Foundation


Alpha Delta Pi, Zeta Gamma Chapter


AAA Carolinas Bank of America

Bonded Logistics Carolina BUILT LLC

The Cobb Foundation

Daimler Trucks North America

Elevation Church Facebook

Juba Aluminum Products Co, Inc.

The Martin-Brower Company, LLC Martin Marietta

MSC Industrial Supply Co.

Synchrony Financial United Scrap Metal Inc. Walmart

World Legacy 186 Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc.


Atrium Health Champions for Education and Wells Fargo Championship

Coca-Cola North America Continental Tire of the Americas, LLC

Dover Foundation

Eden Bridge Foundation

Gaston Community Foundation

Global Healthcare Services at Atrium Health Inspiration Celebration

Gospel Tour

Mecklenburg Paint Co Inc.

Metrolina Greenhouses

Novant Health

Novant Health Foundation OrthoCarolina Siteworks LLC

Swinerton Builders

The Rosendin Foundation Truist Foundation


Alpha Delta Pi, Zeta Tau Chapter


Barringer Construction BDO USA, LLP

The Big Four Foundation Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

CentiMark Corporation

The Charlotte Children’s Classic Foundation, Inc.

Clancy & Theys Construction Co.

Cogentrix Community Foundation of Burke County DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A.


Duke Energy Foundation Gardner Skelton PLLC

Golden State Foods Foundation

Invitation Homes

Isabella Santos Foundation

Mark Ficken Ford Lincoln McKinsey & Company OneBlood, Inc.

Onsite Building Documentation, LLC

Penn Mutual - Strategic Planning Group

Piedmont Natural Gas

Poyner Spruill

Roush Yates Racing Engines LLC

Southeastern Architectural Systems

Stanly County Community Foundation

TE Connectivity Employee Giving


Wells Fargo Foundation


180º Essentials SkinCare, LLC 601 South Tryon LLC A M King Construction

Allstate Foundation Altria

AmazonSmile Foundation

Burke Youth Organized Philanthropists

Cabarrus County Community Foundation

Camden Properties of Charlotte Region

Carolinas Weight Loss Institute

The Central National Gottesman Foundation

Charles Schwab Foundation

Charlotte Kiwanis Foundation, Inc.

Cleveland County Community Foundation

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated The Cole Foundation The Community Foundation of Richmond County Concord Tank Corporation

CPI Security Systems

Deloitte Consulting LLP Derita Baptist Church Duke Energy Corporation PAC The Dunstan Group

Fairfield Community Baptist Church Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center - York School District 1 GAF Materials

GATE Foundation

HelpGrid HPI

Iredell County Community Foundation

JPMorgan Chase Lewis Tree Service

Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

The McDowell Endowment McKesson Foundation Microsoft Matching Gifts Program

NC State Employees Combined Campaign

Pondscapes of Charlotte, LLC Providence Baptist Church RBX Solutions

Rike Roofing Services

Straight-Edge Builders, LLC

Turner Murphy Company, Inc.

Union County Community Foundation

Volofit South End

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund $500-$999

A.O. Smith Foundation ACN, Inc.

American Honda Armstrong Transport Group Bank Of OZK Barings

Bayada Home Health Care Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Boomer Babes of the Queen City Charlotte Vulcan Riders Color ID The Core Training Destination Transport LLC EnergySolutions Gerdau

The Hartford Henderson County United Way, Inc. Hickory Charity Chicks Liberty Mutual Leaf Environment & Engineering PC McKenney’s, Inc NC Alpha Delta Kappa Rick Ware Racing LLC

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and NW India

Samuel C. Hart American Legion Post #14 Skookum St. Patrick Catholic School Synergy Coverage Solutions TIAA


TTEC Concord Weddington United Methodist

In-Kind Donors

ACN, Inc. Charlotte Information Strategists

Confetti Castle Cox Landscape Management Eagle One SoftWash Ecolab Georgia-Pacific Hansae

Harrisburg Security Heather Leibler Photography Kellogg’s Killingsworth Environment

Board of Directors McDonald’s Adopt-A-Room

Little Diversified Architectural Consulting



Project Pinball Property Services Inc. Rensair

Schneider Tree Care Southwest Airlines

Split Second Sound Sydney Whitman Design Theory Design Studio

Tiff’s Treats Cookies

Time to Paint

Truist Lighthouse Project Two Men and A Truck

Individual Donors


$25,000+ Dave and Netter Butler

Brian & Jennifer King $15,000-$24,999

3 Anonymous Individuals $10,000-$14,999

Anonymous Individual Jodie C. Elliott

Ann Fox Baum

David & Barbara Lee

John Link - Link Family Restaurants

Chris Link - Link Family Restaurants

Rosalynn & Les Miller

Jeff Stanton $5,000-$9,999

Robby Bowers

Peter Campbell

Elisa Curtis

Mike & Mary Lou Daly

John & Kathy Hairston

Virginia Hall

Bethany & Todd Hodges

James P . Hornock

David R. Krug

The Mackie Price Family

Shauna & Pat McFeeley

Tate & Kristin Ogburn

Martin & Karen O’Gorman

Blake & Eydie Okland

Jill Runnion

Jonathan & Tracy Shumate

Frances Williams Barbara Woodall


2 Anonymous Individuals

The Bruce T. and Susan B. Brown Family

The Chidsey Family

John & Paula Clayton

Mark & Rebecca Cody Hunter & Janis Cook John Dalton

Alfred & Amy Dawson

David & Sherry Finby The Goodman Family Karen Leggio

Debbie & Barry McNaughton

Linda & Steve Michael

Jonathan, Sheelpa & Dylan Brown

Miriam Peters

Tonya Ponder

Tony & Elena Ramos

Marty & Kathy Ranft

Gregg & Sandy Rossier Stephanie Sadowski

Alice Sensale

Chuck & Melody Wood


8 Anonymous Individuals Dean & Kimberly Aggen

Stephen & Lindsey Antosek Tom & Rhonda Aucamp Jim Barnes

Jim Barnett & Carrie Harrow Richard Belthoff Christian Berezinski Ian Bjuro Theresa Blum Jeremy Boland

Krista & David Bowen

Lee & Anna Brashear

The Matthew Bright Family Lorie Brodowicz

Joseph & Ashley Brown

Martha Brown & Cynthia Perrino

Doug & Carver Buchanan

Keith & Millicent Burgess

Jordan Calloway

Logan Calloway

Caroline & Christopher

Cleaveland, In Memory of Parker James Cleaveland

Mr. & Mrs. Gene Cochrane

Jacob & Pamela Colley

Matthew Cooke

Ann Copeland

Barry & Denise Cubbedge

Jimmy Culpepper

Jody Dawson

Alisa Dent & Scott Salzman

“The impact of my experience at the Johnson City RMHC will last a lifetime. The partnership between Little Diversified Architectural Consulting and RMHC of GC continues to grow awareness and support throughout the community. Little supported me in my time of need and extended that support to RMHC of GC when it became a key focus of mine, what a wonderful place to work.”
RMHC of GC Corporate Committee Member, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
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SELAH GRACE HENDERSON first came to RMHC of Greater Charlotte in 2017 when she battled neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer. Now age 10, Selah’s cancer has returned. Amidst the shock of a second cancer diagnosis and preparing for another round of treatment, Selah and her mom Michelle had peace of mind in knowing that after a long day of treatment there will be a smiling face to greet them at the door, a homecooked meal waiting in the kitchen and their very own guest room to rest, reflect and recharge as a family.

Vincent Disandro

Fred & Marcy Dumas

Harold & Anne Eddins

Glenn & Jodi Edwards

Greg Feldman

David & Sabrina Fesperman

Leticia Foster

Elizabeth A. Geers

Kate Goldberger

John & Mandy Grimes

Peter Gross Sarah Hanson

Don & Dawn Harwood

Thomas & Lynne Hennig

Katherine Higgins

Christian Holden

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Huffman

Caleb Humphries

The Johnson Dealy Family

Ralph & Peggy Jones

Anna Kirkman

The Lancaster Family

Lawrence Lanzillotta

Edith M Lebet

Norman Leonard

Steve & Tricia Letarte

Thomas Lidbetter

Robert & Helen Link

Eric & Elizabeth Lloyd

Richard M. Love

William & Nancy Lynch

James & Elizabeth MacDonald

Jill McClory

Flint McNaughton

Rodney & Jackie Myers

Jo Ann Natt

Mike & Melissa Neader

Sallie Nold

Sarah Offutt

David & Catherine Ohmstede

Anita & Bill Pangle

Mike & Gail Parker

Doug & Gwen Pate

Dana Pederson

Andy & Ruth Ann Peters

Michael Phalen

Enrico & Dianne Piraino

Larry & Dale Polsky

Barry & Tracy Pomeroy

Kelly Posey

Roshan Prabhu

Thomas & Catherine Pruitt

Lisa Ramos

Dr. Carol Locher Ransone

Don & Mary Ellen Rauch

Lisa Reynolds

Ron & Stephanie Rivera

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Rochester

Lane Rosenthal

David & Marguerite Rupar

Jeff & Crista Scanlan

Greg & Jennifer Schaperjohn

Marnie Schneider

Katherine & Ben Schwering

Jeff & Martha Seaman

Christopher & Meredith Sellitti

Benajmin & Shannon Sloop

David C Smith

Steven Smith

Stephen & Susanna Soroosh

Marc Stevens

Jeremy & Artise Stewart

Kevin & Mamie Stichter

Tucker Summerville

Diana Sutton

Bob Sweeney

Andrew & Emily Szafran

James & Juliann Toya

Timothy Tuten

Nancy & Don Ubell

Michael & Marian Vaccaro

Alex & Katie Venker

John Walker

Jennifer Weese

Richard & Lori White

Aaron Williams Donors


3 Anonymous Donors

Anonymous HPI Employee

Anonymous Duke Energy Employee

Anonymous TD Bank

Employee Anonymous Wells Fargo


Sandra Alexander

Richard Amey

Dorinda Arnold

Jessica Baldwin

Jillian & Matthew Bank

Raymond & Mary Boardman

Robert & Nancy Bradley

Scott Bradley

Jennifer & Jason Brooks

Paulette & Carlos Bryant-Lee

Kristi Cannon

Louise Caser

The Chan Family

Mary Ciesielski

Brenda Cline

Rob & Anne Cochran

Combs Family Giving Trust

James Cook

Karen & Jim Cotchett

Richard A. DeVane

Amy & Fred DeVore

David & Lorene Dowd

William & Janice Dubar

Ken & Alison Dumitru

Jeffrey & Margaret Duncan

William England

Carol Fink

James Freeman

William Freund

Eric G. Fricke

John & Jessica Gowdy

Jonathan & Linda Greenberg

Susan & David Grose

Vince Haas

Frank Hancock

James & Cindi Harris

Justin & Carla Hellwig

Lee & Phil Henderson

Jon Higgins Royden & Diane Higgins

Glenn Hines

Vance Hodges

Eileen Huang

Jim & Jennifer Huffstetler

Lauren Hunke

Melissa Hunt Brooke Jackson

Robert & Margaret Jackson

Family Charity Fund

Hunter Johnson

Karl Kaufmann

Robin S. Kiser

Joe & Carol LaClair

Kenneth Link

Shannon Listebarger

Michael Lynch

Rosemarie Marshall

Rodrick & Donna Matthews

Zil McCurty

Kathy McDonough

Tammy Miles

The Brent Milgrom Family Foundation, Inc.

Joseph Monahan

Bruce & Michelle Moser

Miller & Cynthia Nicholson

Thomas & Gaile Osborne

Mike Owens

James & Teresa Page Gregg Pearce

Emily M. Ransone

Steve & Melissa Raphael

Matthew & Rosemarie Relic

Stephen & Jill Renfrow

Brent & Tamara Roach

Robert & Hannah Rockecharlie Wade Roemke

Ginger & John Seabrook

Tim & Vicky Seksinsky

Bobby Shaw Jonathan Todd Diane Trimberger

Andrew M. Tucker Kathi Van Giesen

Agnes Waterman

Brian & Amanda Wheeler

Ann M. White William White Tim Wielechowski

Erin Williams Charles Wilson Kennedy Young Kristin Young & Adam Strange Samuel & Emily Zimmern $250-$499

5 Anonymous Individuals Annonymous Fidelity Charitable Donor Anonymous Hanover Insurance Employee Anonymous Messer Construction Employee Todd Achilles Emily Anna Mark Attmore Cathy Balken

Christine Beck Billy Birch Noel & Tracey-Ann Blackwood Brent Bowlin LaVonia Briscoe Christian Brutzman Jack Butler

Andrew & Melissa Byrd Larry & Nancy Byrd Denise Calloway

James Carelock Allan Chandler

David Cody William Cox Otis & Christy Crowder

Nedra Dail Crystal DeVita Joy Dillon Jane Elkovich

Joan Endress

Bill & Denice Evans

David Farace

Leonard & Elizabeth Farias

Kathleen & Robert Finck

Frank Flavin

Matthew Frazier

Zachary L. Gelb

Peter & Kelly Giftos

Roger & Sara Gore

James & Julie Grahl

Lila & Allan Grimes

Deidre & Clay Grubb

Kirk Gruber

Alex Gunter

Abhishek Gupta

Vivian Harper

Thomas & Michelle Hodges

William & Jane Hollar

James Horton & Kathleen

Reardon Michael Iosue

Todd Jenkins

Robert M. Johnson

Audrey Jones

Todd & Genaline Jones

Seth & Crystal Katz

Sandra Kelch

Thomas & Karen Kirby

Ken & Kim Klawonn

Natalie Kleiderer

Cynthia Klein

Travis Klingberg

Joshua & Della Knowles

Margaret & John Kuhn

Jennifer & Keith Kye

Aaron Leinker

Melinda Lindley

David Lowery

Erin Massey

Kelsey Mayo

Josh & Kristin McConaughey

James McDonald

John & Laura McGinley

Charles & Elizabeth McMillan

Pete & Vivian Meletis

James & Catherine Metze

Paul Mickler

Cathy Miller

James & Anna Miller

Kaye Minor

Tammy Moore

Joanna Moses-Elliott

John Motsinger

Deborah OConnor

Joel Ostrom

David & Stacy Parks

Nessa Parks

Laura Pate

Tim Patterson

Joe & Belinda Perrigo

Adam & Sarah Persia Henry & Mary Persia

Odessa Petitt Jo Pittman

Hannah Porter

Daniel & Marianne Raispis

Sameer & Kristin Rastogi Amanda Ravin

Ramya Ravindran Jason Redlus

Anjanette Reiber

Charlissa Reiber

William Reynolds

Ed & Gloria Riehl

Taisha Roberts

Rebecca Ross-Field Willie Ryder

David & Jean Sacra

Ryan & Ashley Sanders

Wayne & Joanne Schmitt

Winslow & Glenda Schock

Marjorie Serralles-Russell Ruth & David Slaght

Gordon & Sherry Slifer

Randy & Cordia Smith

Nathan Snipes

Renee Starcevich

Ellen Stevens

Patrice Strader

Stephanie Sullivan

Shedrick Summerour

David & Jerrika Swartz

Michael & Nancy Tanner Michael & Leah Tate

Kelly Terakedis

William Thomas

Bill & Price Thrower

Bradley Vineyard

Carol Viser

Chad Wagner

William & Lisa Wallace

Katherine Waters

Deborah Whitt

Glenda Wooten

Kristin Young

“My favorite place in the world is my own home, but my second favorite place is the Ronald McDonald House.”
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a special thanks to our volunteers

JACKIE MYERS became a House Operations Volunteer in 2017. Since 2020 Jackie has served as the Community Ambassador Lead on the Marketing Committee and also a proud member of the Red Shoe Society. “Choosing RMHC of Greater Charlotte as a place to volunteer my time came naturally to me. As a teenager, I stayed at the RMH located in Durham, NC for 9 weeks, and it forever left an impact on me. I love these roles for so many reasons...the mission of the House, the incredibly clear communications from staff, the appreciation of the staff, the volunteer infrastructure and the community support!”

2,000+ hours

Edith Lebet hours

Kimetha Adden

Carrie Cate

Jacquelyn Goldberger

Mary Lee Henderson

Mike Higgins

Brooke Jackson

Susan Kechijian

Robert Louer

Frances Williams hours

Janis Cook Ann Dang

Vicki Landseidel

Emily Louer

Jacqueline Maxwell

Kathryn McVaney

Judith Miller

Anita Pangle Hilary Rosenbaum

Marguerite Rupar

Janice Shubin

Jane Turner hours

Gladys Cheney

Margaret Dhande

Allison Dobbins

Diana Fox

Elizabeth Geers

Benna Milliken

Christine Schattner

Elizabeth Watson

Ginger White Linda Wilson

Wendell G Wilson hours

Julie Allen Emily Anna

Erin Askins

Teresa Becker

Dee Bell

Sandra Bilbro

Pilar Castillo

Elizabeth Crosby

Karen Feezor

Susan Fisher

Frances Hamilton

Sabree Harris

Meghan Herrington

Leslie Miller

Rosalynn Miller

Sheelpa Patel

Gretchen Payne

Buddy Perry

Jo Pittman Elizabeth Pressley

Carol Ransone

DeVona Reese Marcia Sanders-Scott

Ginger Seabrook

Karen Silva Sherry Slifer

Susan Sparks

Renee Starcevich

Deborah Tankle

Dana Thornley

Diane Trimberger

Anna Tuten

Meaghan Walker hours

Ana Alberto Grace Bova

Mark Castle Megan Clouden Marilyn Croteau

Isobel DeRusha

Dana Driver

Natasha Feaster

Margriet Jacqueline Freeman

Lauren Haizlip

Jeff Hornock

Susan Hornock

Shelby Jackson Gill Jenkinson

Kelly Johnson

Audrey Jones

Lauren Joseph Patricia Major Maria Marconi

Delores McNair

Jackie Myers

Dawn Osborne Skyler Richardson

Athena Robertson

Kyla Ross

Gene Schmitt

Susan Spencer Barbara Stephens

Carol Sugg

Jim Venker

Adrienne Vinson

Dee Dee Watts

Susan Weisbrich

Emily Whitted Lois Yarman

Patti Zielke

Board of Directors officers

Paula Clayton, Chairperson

Alisa Dent, Vice Chair

Hunter Cook, Treasurer

Tate Ogburn, Secretary Les Miller, Past Chair members

Ann Fox Baum

Martha Brown

Paula Clayton

Hunter Cook Alisa Dent

Marcy Dumas Glenn Edwards

David Finby

Leticia Foster Kate Goldberger

Andrew Herman Libbi MacDonald

Kathy McDonough Elizabeth McGarity Les Miller

Karen O’Gorman

Tate Ogburn

Catherine Ohmstede Marty Ranft

Donald Rauch

Marnie Schneider Christopher Sellitti David Smith Diana Sutton

Kitchen Crusaders organizations

AllState Insurance B Team Brasfield & Gorrie Community in Christ Lutheran Church - Card Ministry Elevation Church ELHS Hands of Hope Freedom House Church Gamers Heart

Hearst Television Kirby’s Small Group - Forest Hill Church McDonald’s Pleasant Knoll Elementary Staff Protiviti

Providence Day Students of Service

Synchrony Financial The Cowfish UNCC Levine Scholars families

Eland/Stevenson Family Kirby Family Lowery Family Okland Family Peters Family

Golden Plunger Awards

Jan. Jacky Freeman

feb. Sherry Slifer march Benna Milliken

april Lauren Joseph may Jo Pittman june Karen Silva

Donna DiMaggio Gill Jenkinson

July Dee Dee Watts

aug. Diane Trimberger

sept. Jim Venker

oct. Dawn Osborne nov. Ginger Seabrook dec. Everyone

RMHC of GC Staff

Denise G. Cubbedge, CEO Ana Valdez Curiel, Weekend Manager

Isobel DeRusha, Associate Director of Corporate Relations

Avery Fansler, Family Room Coordinator

Lila Grimes, Development Specialist

Darrell McGill Jr., Group Volunteer Manager

Meg Meaher, Finance Manager Gail Mills, Weekend Manager

Emily Ransone, Director of Development

Tamara Roach, Chief Operations Officer

Kayla Roberts, Marketing & Events Specialist

Vicky Seksinsky, Executive Assistant

Jasmine Smith, VOPs Assistant Leah Tate, Associate Director of Programs & Operations

Leslie Teiro, Associate Director of Volunteer Services

Pet Therapy Vounteers

Jim Venker, Facilities & Maintenance Technician

Robin White, Weekend Manager

Alana Worth, Weekend Manager

250+ hours

Tucker, Brooke, Hadley, Crickett, & Windi Summerville

99-250 hours

Terri & Shiloh Arnold

Cynthia & Sammi Jo Braden Kay, John & Brandy Daughtry

50-99 hours

Susan & Louis Luck

Jeanette & Charlie Blalock Volunteer Photography

Core Heather Liebler, Lead Tiffany Anderson Matthew Ellis

Jason Robey Jaden Smith Kathy Williams

Katie Venker

Kristin Young, Director of Marketing & Communications RMHC