CFCI is pleased to announce the establishment of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Fund (“Fund”).
Since 1986, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (“RMHCCI”) has been providing a place in central Illinois for families to stay while their child is receiving medical care. In addition to their location in Springfield, IL, RMHCCI opened a house in Peoria in 2019 to service families with children being treated at any medical facility, including OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois and UnityPoint Health. The creation of the Fund will support financial needs of RMHCCI so it may continue its important work in our community.
“By establishing a fund with the Community Foundation, RMHCCI will be able to generate
new revenue to serve central Illinois families as they navigate their child’s medical
treatments. We are very happy to partner with RMHCCI to help take any burden possible
off those families in their times of need,” said Mark Roberts, President and CEO of CFCI.
The Community Foundation will invest the initial endowment from RMHCCI so the Fund
will grow over time, while also administering an annual grant distribution to RMHCCI.
“RMHCCI is committed to enabling family-centered care ensuring families are fully
supported and actively involved in their child’s care. Families are never asked to pay
when they stay in our facilities. The establishment of this fund is another avenue that will
assist us in providing a “home away from home” when it is needed most,” said Amber
Kaylor, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois.