Emerging Leaders of the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland

Our Mission:  The Emerging Leaders raise awareness, promote volunteerism, and generate financial support to advance the mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, Inc.

Our Vision: The Emerging Leaders of the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland develop the next generation of professionals to serve the House and its diverse families and children through ongoing engagement and potential board leadership.

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland’s Emerging Leaders are a group of enthusiastic young professionals who are passionate about the House.

Who We Are

  • We support the mission. Emerging Leaders have a deep passion for the mission of the Ronald McDonald House, whether connected personally or professionally.

  • We are advocates. In our personal and professional lives, we celebrate the mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland and share its stories of success.

  • We follow through. As Emerging Leaders, we commit to annual goals, plan and host events and seek community support as accountable contributors to the overall goals of the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.

  • We are generous. We dedicate our time, our energy and our resources, to ensure our diverse passions and expertise are utilized to their full potential to support the House.

  • We balance work and recreation. As a group of younger professionals, we welcome opportunities for collaboration and celebration.

The Emerging Leaders meet quarterly to discuss and plan upcoming events and fundraising efforts. The group comprises three committees: the Events Planning Committee, the Engagement Committee, and the Marketing Committee, and is overseen by the Leadership Council.

Leadership Council

Emerging Leaders officers make up the Leadership Council. The Emerging Leaders chair sits on the board of Ronald McDonald House and serves as a liaison. Each officer serves a two-year term. The 2018-2019 Leadership Council members are:

  • Chair: Meredith Rachek

  • Vice-Chair: Leah Sardiga

  • Secretary: Hunter Aims

  • Events Planning Committee Chairs: Bill Ambrogio, Elizabeth Burright

  • Engagement Committee Chairs: Justin Hamlin, Katie Bible

  • Marketing Committee Chairs: Elizabeth Burright, Allison Forhan, Tanya Reynolds

Events Planning Committee

The Events Planning Committee focuses its attention on the Emerging Leaders’ fundraising events. This includes the coordination of sponsorships and donations for the events and organizing all the details of the logistics and execution of the events.

Engagement Committee

The Engagement Committee organizes the Emerging Leaders’ philanthropic activities for the House, including making and serving meals, crafting, hosting game nights and ice cream socials, cleaning, and doing yard work. This committee also participates in local events to raise awareness of the Emerging Leaders and Ronald McDonald House.

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee oversees the creation and distribution of items and materials promoting the Emerging Leaders. This includes print and digital promotions. The committee ensures that the Emerging Leaders has strong and consistent brand messaging.


Interested in learning more?

Use the form below to find out more information and to APPLY. Dues are $75 annually, with the option to donate to the Adopt-A-Family program to support families at the House while making your commitment to the Emerging Leaders.

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