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Few combinations evoke glamour and fun as much as the perfect pair of Wine Women & Shoes and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. On October 5, 2023, wine-savvy, shoe-loving women will kick up their heels and sip fine wines and bubbly while shopping the latest shoes and accessories from fabulous fashion vendors, all to benefit our mission to provide a supportive place for families to stay while their child is receiving medical care.
Registration for sponsorships of the 12th Annual Dave Cope "Swing for the Love of It" Memorial Golf Tournament is underway! The tournament will be held Tuesday, September 12th at Weaver Ridge Golf Club in Peoria (5100 N. Weaverridge Blvd., Peoria IL 61615).
Congratulations to Terry Clark and the Pekin, IL store (1013 Court St) for winning the 2022 Round-Up Challenge! They are the Round-Up champs and get to take home the belt! We are thrilled to announce that in 2022, RMHCCI served a total of 8,319 nights, and Round-Up raised enough funds for 531 nights for our families.
We are thrilled to announce that a wonderful project is underway at our Springfield House - the creation of a Reading Corner! Thanks to the amazing efforts of Amanda Brown, the director of the Reading Corners, and the collaboration between The Kiwanis Club of Springfield Downtown and the Sangamon County Republican Women's Group, we will soon have a space dedicated to fostering a love for reading among children.
Becoming a recurring donor is a powerful way to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) and help us provide a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children. When you become a recurring donor, you commit to making regular, ongoing donations to RMHCCI, which allows us to plan ahead and serve more families in need.
Lauren is counsel in the Investments Unit of the Corporate Law Department of State Farm. She is a graduate of the University at Albany, State University of New York and St. John's University School of Law. Following law school, Lauren was in private practice in Richmond, Virginia, where her practice focused on corporate and real estate transactions.
Chad is a Private Client Advisor for the Commerce Trust Company. He serves as a consultant and relationship manager providing clients with personalized objective advice and oversight across all services, including trust administration, financial advisory services, private banking, and investment management. Chad facilitates all aspects of relationship management for the client team, including administering complex trusts, maintaining client communication, and coordinating with internal and external partners to deliver a superior client experience.
Maura Freeman is Rivian’s Public Policy Lead based at the manufacturing plant in Normal, IL. Originally from Danville, IL, Maura moved around the country before settling back into her home state, where she earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois Springfield and her master’s degree from Illinois State University. Maura is deeply committed to the Ronald McDonald House mission, and cherishes the opportunity to give back and support families in need—in part because she and her family benefited directly from the Chicago House during a hospital stay in 2012.