Annual Report 2019

Mother holding her sick toddler and smiling withlove

Steady Through the Storm

I want RMHC Bay Area to be the first line of support for any family seeking treatment for a critically ill child in the Bay Area.
—Laura Boudreau, CEO

A Thank You Note From Our CEO

Thanks to our community of supporters, mission partners, and champions, we are housing, feeding, and supporting families of the sickest children through COVID-19.

As I reflect on the major successes of 2019 outlined in this report, there is no doubt that it is you—our Greater Bay Area community—who have allowed us to provide steady support when families need us the most.

Last year, 252 megaBITES groups donated more than $150,000 and 750 kitchen hours, helping us provide nearly 200,000 meals to families. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, many megaBITES groups are still sponsoring meals for our staff to prepare on their behalf.

As we face $1.4 million in losses due to COVID-19, our essential staff remain a support for families fighting for their children’s lives—and that’s because of you, our donors.

The successes of last year have not been overshadowed by this current crisis. Rather, the generosity of our community has been a guiding light, providing hope and essential resources. Because of you, I have no doubt RMHC Bay Area will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.

With gratitude,

Laura Boudreau, MPH, MSW
CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area

2019 AT A GLANCE

36,292 nights of rest

for families nearby and inside the hospital

14,167 vulnerable children

received preventative dental care via Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles

3,000 hours

of specialized family support services to help families cope with crisis and foster peer support

191,400 meals

provided to families with children in the hospital

1,880 families housed

overnight at our Ronald McDonald Houses

2,400 volunteers

donated 18,500 hours of service, offsetting $556,000 in operating costs

3,772 siblings and patients

benefited from credentialed K-12 education, seasonal day camps, daily activities and more

33,778 caregivers and siblings

accessed in-hospital meals, respite, and support services

2019 AT A GLANCE

A mother holding her sick baby who is smiling

Thanks to our community of supporters, mission partners, and champions, we are housing, feeding, and supporting families of the sickest children through COVID-19.

As I reflect on the major successes of 2019 outlined in this report, there is no doubt that it is you — our Greater Bay Area community — who have allowed us to provide steady support when families need us the most.

Last year, 252 megaBITES groups donated more than $150,000 and 750 kitchen hours, helping us provide nearly 200,000 meals to families. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, many megaBITES groups are still sponsoring meals for our staff to prepare on their behalf.

As we face $1.4 million in losses due to COVID-19, our essential staff remain a support for families fighting for their children’s lives — and that’s because of you, our donors.

The successes of last year have not been overshadowed by this current crisis. Rather, the generosity of our community has been a guiding light, providing hope and essential resources. Because of you, I have no doubt RMHC Bay Area will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.

With gratitude,

Laura Boudreau, MPH, MSW
CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area

36,292 nights of rest

for families nearby and inside the hospital

14,167 vulnerable children

received preventative dental care via Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles

3,000 hours

of specialized family support services to help families cope with crisis and foster peer support

191,400 meals

provided to families with children in the hospital

1,880 families housed

overnight at our Ronald McDonald Houses

2,400 volunteers

donated 18,500 hours of service, offsetting $556,000 in operating costs

3,772 siblings and patients

benefited from credentialed K-12 education, seasonal day camps, daily activities and more

33,778 caregivers and siblings

accessed in-hospital meals, respite, and support services

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT

It is in the worst of times when we see how much people care through their love, support and prayers. —Scott Lamson

Scott and Karen Lamson’s support of RMHC Bay Area began in the ’70s after Scott’s brother asked for their support to establish Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Later, they would also help found Ronald McDonald House San Francisco. This more than 40-year family legacy carriers on as their son, Greg Sinigiani, serves on the board today.

Photo of the Lamson family at RMH San Francisco opening

The Lamson Family, circa 1989, at the dedication of Ronald McDonald House San Francisco with young Greg Sinigiani (far left), a current board member.

Maddy and Daniel Lorance posing for picture
To me, it's a godsend. I’ve got a safe environment for my daughter, and we can still maintain her care.” —Daniel Lorance, parent

FAMILY FEATURE

Daniel Lorance and his 7-year-old daughter Maddy have relied on our housing, meal, and support services—both before and during the pandemic—for nearly a year. Three times a week Maddy undergoes dialysis treatments, as they await Maddy’s kidney transplant.

“It can be a little rough on her,” Daniel said of the treatments that can take more than three hours per session. “She’ll come back a little upset and the staff will try and get her to smile, and goof with her.”

Families like the Lorances remain the heart of our mission to provide communities of support, access to medical care, and the healing power of family and home during medical crises.

FAMILY FEATURE

Maddy and Daniel Lorance posing for picture
To me, it's a godsend. I’ve got a safe environment for my daughter, and we can still maintain her care.” —Daniel Lorance, parent

Daniel Lorance and his 7-year-old daughter Maddy have relied on our housing, meal, and support services—both before and during the pandemic—for nearly a year. Three times a week Maddy undergoes dialysis treatments, as they await Maddy’s kidney transplant.

“It can be a little rough on her,” Daniel said of the treatments that can take more than three hours per session. “She’ll come back a little upset and the staff will try and get her to smile, and goof with her.”

Families like the Lorances remain the heart of our mission to provide communities of support, access to medical care, and the healing power of family and home during medical crises.

2019 FINANCIALS*

TOTAL REVENUE RAISED: $5,616,100

DONATIONS OF GOODS & SERVICES: $290,831

TOTAL EXPENSES: $5,575,447

Total Program Expenses: $4,433,131 (80%)

Total Administrative Expenses: $429,946 (7%)

Total Fundraising Expenses: $712,371 (13%)

*Numbers reported are unaudited financials

RMHC Bay Area is rated Platinum by Charity Navigator

based on our financial performance, accountability and transparency metrics

2019 FINANCIALS*

TOTAL REVENUE RAISED: $5,616,100

DONATIONS OF GOODS & SERVICES: $290,831

TOTAL EXPENSES: $5,575,447

Total Program Expenses: $4,433,131 (80%)

Total Administrative Expenses: $429,946 (7%)

Total Fundraising Expenses: $712,371 (13%)

*Numbers reported are unaudited financials

RMHC Bay Area is rated Platinum by Charity Navigator

based on our financial performance, accountability and transparency metrics

REVENUE BY SOURCE:

35%

Individual Donors

19%

Events

11%

Earned Income

20%

Corporate Support

15%

Foundation Support

We turn every $1 donated into $5-worth of family services

80% of all funds raised directly support families

REVENUE BY SOURCE:

We turn every $1 donated into $5-worth of family services

80% of all funds raised directly support families

35%

Individual Donors

15%

Foundation Support

11%

Earned Income

20%

Corporate Support

19%

Events

Board of Directors

OFFICERS

Amy Oliver
President

Brad Lyman
Vice President

Sean Truesdale
Treasurer

Cheryl Cheng
Secretary

DIRECTORS

Eileen Bocci-Campbell
Lisa Caswell
Anthony Ewell
Lee Ann Freeman
Gerry Hinkley
Linda Howell
Brad Koenig
Anne McCune
Bob McIntire

 

Christophe Mosby
Solomon Moshkevich
Heather Pietsch
David Rosenthal, M.D.
Vania Santella
Rich Seiler
Jeff Silk
Greg Sinigiani
David S. Thomas

Board of Directors

OFFICERS

Amy Oliver
President

Brad Lyman
Vice President

Sean Truesdale
Treasurer

Cheryl Cheng
Secretary

DIRECTORS

Eileen Bocci-Campbell
Lisa Caswell
Anthony Ewell
Lee Ann Freeman
Gerry Hinkley
Linda Howell
Brad Koenig
Anne McCune
Bob McIntire
Christophe Mosby
Solomon Moshkevich
Heather Pietsch
David Rosenthal, M.D.
Vania Santella
Rich Seiler
Jeff Silk
Greg Sinigiani
David S. Thomas