The RMHC Endowment: Explained

October 20th, 2017
Filed Under: Sisterhood

Every year our chapters and alumnae associations raise more money than before to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, but we cannot reach every house. In fact, we only reach about a third of all RMHC houses worldwide.

We saw a need, and we knew just what we needed to do.

Larson, JanetJanet Foltz Larson, Alpha Eta—Kansas State University, established the Ronald McDonald House Charities Endowment as part of the We Believe…Campaign for Alpha Delta Pi because of her love for Alpha Delta Pi and Ronald McDonald House Charities. She wanted to ensure Alpha Delta Pi had a permanent relationship with an organization she deeply cared for and the RMHC Endowment was soon underway!


The RMHC Endowment will be a permanent fund set up and managed by The Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 by June 2018.


Once we reach our $1,000,000 goal, ANY Ronald McDonald House worldwide will be able to apply for strategic grants to assist with building or renovation projects, addition of Family Rooms or Care Mobiles, and the creation of new RMHC programs and initiatives. This fund is especially important for those houses where there is not an ADPi chapter or Alumnae Association nearby to help provide financial, in-kind, and volunteer support.


Cheers for Charity ZOThe fund is being established through the generous support of our chapters, alumnae associations, individuals, and friends of Alpha Delta Pi. We have asked chapters to host an additional philanthropy event or increase their current fundraising efforts and earmarking the surplus towards the RMHC Endowment – truly making it the RMHC Endowment Challenge.


Help us spread the word to our sisters and friends around the globe. Even if you have not been inside a Ronald McDonald House since college, you can help create a permanent bond between ADPi and RMHC, simply by giving. We are 33% of the way to $1,000,000 so every donation helps get us closer to being able to support every house worldwide.

Please watch (and share) this video to help get the word out!

If you would like to make a gift to the RMHC Endowment, please CLICK HERE and be sure to add “RMHC Endowment” in the notes section.

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  1. […] Of course, we can’t leave out philanthropy! Chapters and Alumnae Associations need to send ALL philanthropy funds (whether for Ronald McDonald House Charities or another charitable organization) through the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation so that we can continue to track the overall philanthropic impact of our members. Because we act as a pass-through organization, philanthropy funds are not counted in our overall endowment figures, except those raised for the RMHC Endowment at the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. […]

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