In This Issue:

Volunteer Information Session for Teens
July 7, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Volunteer Information Session for Adults
July 21, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Volunteer Information Session for Adults
August 18, 2015
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Hope is Growning
Exterior framing of the third floor has begun.

Hope is growing! 


If you've driven on Sand Hill Road recently, you've probably noticed the giant crane assisting in the construction of our 52,000 square foot, three-story expansion. With the first two floors completely framed, and the top floor framing almost complete, the building is coming to life.  


We're beginning to see the wonderful spaces that will be available to families in the very near future, including the kitchen and dining areas, youth and teen activity rooms, the fitness facility, and our 67 new guest rooms. 


Thanks to our great team from Vance Brown Builders and Nova Partners, construction is on schedule and on budget. We expect to open the doors to families next spring.


Once the campus is complete, we will be able to accommodate 123 families each night. 


We're grateful for the tremendous community support that is making this much-needed expansion possible, and look forward to sharing updates on our progress! 


To learn more about how Hope is Growing at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford please visit

On behalf of the entire House staff and all of our volunteers, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone at ACN, Inc., who generously donated to Ronald McDonald House at Stanford during the regional conference in San Jose on June 19, 20, and 21. 

Donor Relations Manager Chapin Cole (far right) accepting the ceremonial check at the ACN conference in the amount of $58,460.88.


Ronald McDonald House Charities is the national charity partner for ACN Inc., and during ACN's regional conferences held around the country each year, company representatives are encouraged to donate to a local Ronald McDonald House.


Thanks to the overwhelming support of over 12,000 company representatives in San Jose, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford received more than $58,000 in direct donations. These funds will go directly to our annual operating budget, thus ensuring that our programs and services will continue serving families who call our House their home away from home.


Thank you again, ACN. Your support of our mission makes a real and immediate difference to children and families facing medical crises.


We also offer our gratitude to all the fabulous House volunteers who spent a part of their weekend staffing the event. We couldn't have done it without you. 

31st Annual Golf Tournament and First Annual Silicon Valley Challenge Cup 
We offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make the 31st Annual Golf Invitational and First Annual Silicon Valley Challenge Cup a great success. 

For the first time, this year's tournament had teams from 12 different business sectors competing against each other for the coveted title of "Supreme Link to Silicon Valley." 

Spirited, yet friendly competition, fair weather, and great venues made for a spectacular day out for everyone on the links at both Stanford Golf Course and Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club. A hearty congratulations goes out to tournament winners Mike Breen, Rob Dean, Gregg Kerr, and Dick Pfister, representing the wealth management sector. 
First Annual Silicon Valley Challenge Cup Winners

Immediately following the tournament, players and friends gathered at the beautiful Rosewood Sand Hill where guests mingled while enjoying the uplifting music of talented singer and songwriter Kelley James. The event's entertaining emcee Brian Murphy, sports author and host of KNBR's popular "Murph and Mac" kept the evening's program running smoothly. 

Excitement grew as the live auction began and bidders vied against each other to score one-of-a-kind packages, including a 49ers Football Fantasy and a San Francisco "Giant" Day Out.

The day's festivities culminated in the always-exciting raffle drawing--with the lucky grand prize winner claiming a Dream Car or $50,000 cash.

Again, thank you to everyone--players, sponsors, volunteers, and staff, for coming out and making the tournament an event to remember. See you next year!
We are especially grateful to our event sponsors for providing the funds and services necessary to host what is one of the House's most important fundraisers of the year. Your support truly allows us to continue providing critical services to families caring for a seriously ill child. Thank you for helping make Ronald McDonald House at Stanford where Hope has a Home.
31st Annual Golf Tournament

Presenting Sponsor
The Rubenstein Family

Reception Sponsor
Rosewood Sand Hill

Stanford Golf Course Sponsor
The Kling Family Foundation by The Glass Family

Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club Sponsor
The Silk Family

Print Sponsor
Peter and Susanna Pau of Sand Hill Property Company
First Annual Silicon Valley Challenge Cup

Presenting Sponsors

Bob Lotta on behalf of

Jacque Maxon on behalf of

Major Sponsors

Chase Lyman on behalf of

Brian Hetherington on behalf of

John Hahn on behalf of

Cliff Thomas on behalf of

Clay Jones on behalf of

Rod Humble on behalf of

Christopher Dawes, M.D. on behalf of

Bob Simon on behalf of

Anne MacDonald on behalf of

Jonathan Steitz on behalf of

Please visit our website for a complete list of sponsors, including individual sponsors.

There are many ways, large and small, to get involved with Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. We welcome you to join our House community of support by contributing in whatever way you can. 

Below are some special opportunities to help children and families staying at the House feel at home.
We rely on the generosity of donors in our community to help provide much-needed funds, goods, and services for critically ill children and families. We welcome donations of new and unused items at the House front office seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Right now, we have a special need for:


HAPPY WHEELS Hospitality Cart Items
(donations accepted year-round)
(donations accepted year-round) 
  • travel-sized toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • small infant toys (rattles, teethers, etc.)
  • individual 100-calorie snack packs
  • travel size sunscreen
  • child size hats
  • travel size hand sanitizer
  • travel size tissues
  • reusable water bottles  
(donations accepted year-round) 
(donations accepted year-round) 

House families often don't have time to sit down and enjoy a healthy lunch or snack. You can help keep busy parents and kids fueled on the go by gathering your friends or coworkers and bagging up some nutritious lunches and portable snacks and delivering them to thankful families at the House. Lunch2Go and Snack2Go are ideal group activities for volunteers under 16 years of age. Email for more information.

  • gardening gloves
  • gardening tools (spades, etc.)
  • knee pads

To learn more about making a donation or participating in a special volunteer opportunity, please contact  Erica Lee, program coordinator, at, or call 650-470-6011.


*Due to infection control protocols, all donated items must be new and unused, and perishable items must be individually wrapped. 

**Bilingual Spanish/English speaking candidates for all volunteer opportunities are given priority in the application process. The minimum age for volunteering in the House is 16 years of age.
Our Mission:
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford creates a home-away-from-home and supportive community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals.