A Weekend at the Ranch


Last November, we spent a weekend at Tanque Verde Ranch with some of our families thanks to a generous donation from What If Media Group. This gift made family vacations possible for 32 of our current and alumni families.

In 2020, What If Media (a company based in Fort Lee, NJ) was planning its employee retreat in Tucson. When the pandemic derailed their plans, they rescheduled. Fast forward to 2022, and their company had outgrown the Tanque Verde Ranch. Not wanting their booking to go to waste, they asked if a local charity could use the space. That’s when they reached out to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona (RMHC-SA).

“When they called and said, ‘we have some rooms to offer you,’ I thought it might be a couple of rooms,” said Kate Jensen, President and CEO of RMHC-SA. “Well, it was the whole resort! So we were really blown away.”

Families spent the weekend relaxing in the serene environment of the Ranch. They spent their days horseback riding with their kids, fishing in the pond, devouring authentic BBQ and enjoying a little bit of normalcy in their hectic lives.

And while we’re so thankful for this gift, we think mom Loni said it best: “What I would like to say to What If Media is a big thank you because this has been such a great opportunity to be together as a family again.”