Announcing Our 2021 RMHC® Endowment Grant Recipients

October 29th, 2021
Filed Under: Foundation | Philanthropy

In recognition of the 42nd anniversary of our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation is thrilled to announce grants to eight local RMHC Chapters from the Foundation’s RMHC Endowment.

This year, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation has selected eight Chapters to receive this prestigious honor. The selected Chapters will receive grants of $2,500 to $5,000 each to support renovation and growth. After a lengthy decision process, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation has chosen the following recipients:

  • New floors at RMHC of Delaware

    New floors at RMHC of Delaware

    RMHC of Delaware – Replace carpet in the guestrooms with vinyl tile for improved health and cleanliness
  • RMHC of Eastern Wisconsin – Create a playroom designed for active play in a new long-term guest wing
  • RMHC of Greater Houston/Galveston– Provide support to the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® program, which addresses the medical needs of underserved and uninsured children
  • RMHC of Huntington (WV) – Create a Community Pantry Room for House guests to access donated clothing, household items, and food
  • RMHC of Northeast Indiana – Expand family-centered spaces with 24/7 access for families staying at the House
  • New Guest Rooms at RMHC of Red River Valley

    New Guest Rooms at RMHC of Red River Valley

    RMHC of Red River Valley (ND) – Support the completion of new guest rooms and make upgrades to arts & crafts and laundry spaces
  • RMHC of Southern West Virginia – Help launch the “House to Home Bags” project to provide household essentials such as non-perishable food, toiletries, gift cards for groceries and fuel, as well as local health resources for families transitioning back to their communities after staying at the House
  • RMHC of Springfield (MA) – Provide support to meal service preparation and providing groceries and essentials for the families staying at the House

This is the 3rd year RMHC Endowment grants have been awarded by the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. In previous years, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants through the RMHC Endowment to the following local RMHC Chapters:

  • RMHC of Amarillo (TX) to help build a new House in the Texas Panhandle (2020)
  • RMHC of Arkansas in support of a Ronald McDonald House Family Room (2019)
  • RMHC of Bismarck, ND in support of an expanded meal program (2019)
  • RMHC of Denver (CO) for the rehabilitation of the Starlight Room play area (2020)
  • RMHC of Hawaii to provide furnishings for the Distant Learning Space & Computer Center (2020)
  • RMHC of Idaho in support of construction of a Ronald McDonald Family Room program within the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (2019)
  • RMHC of New Mexico to support of the first purpose-built Ronald McDonald House in a hotel (2019)
  • RMHC of Pittsburgh and Morgantown (PA and WV) in support of their Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, which provides immunizations, screening for food insecurity, and referrals to additional area resources (2020)
  • RMHC of Siouxland (IA) for the RMHC of Siouxland Family Kitchen & Lunch Program (2019)
  • RMHC of Southwestern Ontario (Canada) in support of a meal program to meet food safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)

The RMHC Endowment was created as part of the Foundation’s landmark $10,000,000 We Believe Campaign in 2015. Collegiate chapters, alumnae, parents, and friends of Alpha Delta Pi have helped raise more than $875,000 to expand the reach of our philanthropic partnership with RMHC through this fund.

“Alpha Delta Pi remains committed to helping RMHC keep families together and near the medical care they need,” said Tracy L. Garner, President, Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. “Our members raise more than a million dollars each year for RMHC, as well as volunteer countless hours, provide in-kind support through local wish list and pop tab drives, and even fundraise through the annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. We are proud to support the mission of RMHC and the difference they make in the lives of families facing medical crises.”

Make a gift to the RMHC Endowment at https://donate.alphadeltapi.org/rmhc.