Chuck Richmond and fellow board member Marge Borgmann in the early days.
Remembering a valuable member of our community

We are writing today with sad news. Late last week, we learned of the passing of RMHCCIN board member and longtime advocate, Chuck Richmond. We mourn the loss of our dear friend and our thoughts and prayers go out to Chuck's wife, Jean, and the entire Richmond family.

Chuck Richmond with RMHCCIN Chief Cheer Officer, Mac.

Chuck was a generous soul who had a passion for helping others and supporting the youth of our community. Chuck's relationship with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana started at our very beginning where he served as a founding board member in 1982. From there, Chuck went on to help implement and grow our now 22-year-old Pop Tab Program and remained a passionate and dedicated member of our board until his passing. He was always willing to lend advice, make connections and strategize ways to bring more comfort and care to the families we serve.

Chuck and Jean Richmond with Ronald McDonald at RMHCCIN Holiday Open House event.

Early in his career, he worked as an administrator at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, which uniquely positioned him to see and understand the needs of our RMHCCIN families. He had a keen understanding that while the world-class physicians at Riley were literally saving lives, the Ronald McDonald House was doing our part in "saving" families by alleviating some of the burden and stressors they face.  

Long-time friends and board members, Chuck Richmond and Karen Campbell, receive commemorative plaques for their years of service to the House.

In my nearly three-year tenure at the House, there has hardly been a week that's gone by where Chuck has not called, texted or just dropped in to check on things. He loved this House and was passionately committed to our growth so we could serve more families. He was a trusted mentor and coach to me and to many others - simply put, he will be missed.

There is a celebration of life planned for Chuck on Saturday, September 9. Further information can be found here. In the coming weeks we will share plans on how we will honor Chuck's legacy.

Click here to read more about Chuck's life, legacy and impact in the Indianapolis community from our friends at the IndyStar.


Michelle Study-Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

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