Brad and Family in front of Christmas tree

All On Board for Togetherness


Sometimes relationships begin in the most unassuming of ways. For Brad, it was a simple recommendation from a new corporate executive at his company to engage with local Ronald McDonald Houses. There was no expectation or directive, just a simple face-to-face with a charity aligned with their vision of improving wellness within the community.

Three years later, Brad and his family have volunteered over 500 hours cumulatively and raised nearly $300,000 through Brad’s leadership of the RMHC family event, the Walk for Kids.

Walk Chairs and FamilyInitially, Brad agreed to come on board as the event’s chair (and later literally on board as part of our Board of Directors). Shortly thereafter, he developed a deep love and appreciation for the mission of the RMHC, inspiring his son Brandon to volunteer as part of a Chef for a Day group, his daughter Alyssa to volunteer weekly using her impressive artistic talent to keep young guests both happy and expressive, and his wife Joanna to bake her now legendary chocolate chip cookies. His and Joanna’s enormous hearts are clearly evidenced in their gifted and philanthropic children and the smiles they create every week for the kids of the RMHC.

Brad’s commitment is not at all atypical of most RMHC Board and Committee members. These highly successful individuals pledge there time, their talents, and their treasures to the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona. Their uncompromising standards for the charity’s responsible stewardship of donor funding and dedication to our mission and guest families is a primary reason for the overall success of the RMHC through the past 35 years.

To all of you, thank you. No charity can succeed without a group of dedicated volunteer board members, and ours is incredibly lucky to have your unending support.