Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois announces Abby Koester as New Development Director

4/19/2022 RMHC of Central Illinois

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) has announced Abby Koester as the new Development Director for their nonprofit organization, covering 29 counties across central Illinois.

Abby graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in recreation management and the CNP (certified nonprofit professional) credential.
She has worked in the children's museum industry for nearly 13 years, most recently as the President & CEO of Children's Museum of Illinois. She is an active member and board member of the Junior Welfare Association and sits on the board of directors for the Governor Oglesby Mansion as Treasurer.

"We are excited to see the impact Abby’s experience and commitment to children and families will have on the Chapter. She brings tremendous value to our team,” says RMHCCI Chief Executive Officer Amber Kaylor.

"I'm very honored to be chosen as Development Director for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. It's an incredible opportunity to continue to serve families and children across the state. I'm excited to start working with this team to support families in need of our programs," says Koester.

RMHCCI's core programs are anchored by their two Ronald McDonald Houses®, located in Springfield (since 1986) and Peoria (opened in December 2019). Koester may be reached at, 217-528-3314 or 309-401-2525.