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					Ronald McDonald House Charities
     of Southern California
    Report to the Community
Our Mission:
To support the health and
well-being of children in
Southern California.
Vision

    To be the best children’s support organization meeting
    the needs of the diverse community.

    To be the preeminent “home away from home”
    for families of seriously ill children.

    To be the leading camp program for children with
    cancer and their families.

    To be a resource for the higher educational needs of
    the diverse communities we serve.

    To be a funding source for organizations who support
    the needs of children.


Values

    We celebrate the commitment and diversity of our
    people and programs.

    We value our heritage.

    We operate with accountability, transparency, integrity
    and respect.
        hirty years ago, as I sat with a small group of individuals to discuss building the West’s first Ronald McDonald House

T       near Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, I couldn’t have imagined our vision would evolve into Ronald McDonald House
        Charities of Southern California.
    As an organization we proudly serve more than 10,000 people annually through four Ronald
McDonald Houses — with a fifth on the way in Long Beach — Camp Ronald McDonald for Good
Times, the Community Grants Board and four scholarship programs.
    While the past three decades have brought immense transformation and growth to the
organization, our passion for improving the health and well-being of children locally remains
unchanged. The support we receive from our board members, volunteers, staff, donors and the
McDonald’s family has allowed us to provide services to those most in need – need that is
undeniable.
    Care for seriously ill children is the specialty of only a few medical institutions throughout the
region, many of which are in close proximity to a Ronald McDonald House. As a result, virtually
every one of our Houses is running at full capacity.
                                                                                                            Dr. Stuart E. Siegel, M.D.
    The Camp provides an outlet for children with cancer to regain their self-esteem and recapture
their childhood. The ability for seriously ill kids to enjoy outdoor activities like swimming,
horseback riding and archery in a safe environment is rare, placing this cost-free program in high demand.
    The price of college tuition continues to rise each year, leaving high school seniors in need of funding to offset their higher
education expenses. And, some children go without necessities such as food, clothing, shelter, school supplies and medical care.
    Our grants program allows us to extend our reach, through other non-profit organizations, and help thousands annually. As
long as there is unmet need in Southern California, our charity will be challenged to provide additional resources.
    My work with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California has been one of the most rewarding experiences
of my life. It has given me great satisfaction to see what our dedicated volunteers and supporters have been able to accomplish
in partnership with our regional McDonald’s colleagues and other corporate funders. I look forward to the fulfillment of our
vision – to be recognized as the preeminent provider of unique children’s health and wellness support services in the Southland.
I believe we have come far in this journey and in the next 30 years, we will realize that dream.




Stuart E. Siegel, M.D.
President, Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
Head, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Director of the Childrens Center for Cancer & Blood Diseases
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
        very day, I am deeply moved by the individuals that we are fortunate to assist and those who work for this special

E       organization. Vital to the organization’s ability to accomplish its mission – to support the health and well-being of
        children in Southern California – are the staff, board members, volunteers, individuals and corporate and foundation
supporters whose assistance is integral to our success.
    Together we bring shelter and comfort to families of seriously ill children, provide an outdoor
retreat for children with cancer, give college scholarships to students who may not otherwise afford
higher education, and fund non-profit organizations throughout the region that directly benefit
children.
    The tremendous work we’ve done in Southern California for 30 years is impressive and far-
reaching. Still, unprecedented demand for the services we provide will require us to expand and
continue to forge new ways to meet families’ needs in the months and years ahead.
    We’re working to grow and enhance our programs across the Southland to better meet the needs
of the community. Here are some of the highlights of what lies ahead:
I At Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, plans for a complete rebuild of the facility, which           Nicole Rubin
  will allow us to host more camp sessions annually and enhance the experience of those we serve,
  are under way.
I The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House will open a 40-room expansion which will more than double its current size and
  increase our service capacity dramatically for families in need. The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House is also working with
  local McDonald’s owner/operators and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to establish the first Ronald McDonald Family Room in
  Kern County.
I A Ronald McDonald Family Room at Children’s Hospital at Orange County will open in September 2007. It will be managed
  by the Orange County Ronald McDonald House and will be the second Family Room under its purview.
I The Pasadena Ronald McDonald House recently opened three additional rooms, which allows it to serve up to 10 families
  per night.
I The Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House is completing a major remodel after 10 successful years. There is also a clear need
  for expansion, as demonstrated by the more than 1,500 families we were unable to serve in the last year.
I Plans were announced in early 2007 to develop a new Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach. The new House will be a part
  of the City’s innovative redevelopment efforts and will support a major expansion under way at Miller Children’s Hospital.
   It is an honor to work with the people and organizations who help to shape the future of Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southern California. We are fortunate to meet some very important community needs, have the most committed
people and have an extraordinary foundation to build upon to continue to positively affect the lives of children and families
throughout the region.




Nicole Rubin
Chief Executive Officer
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
         1977
                                   Southern California
                                   Children’s Cancer Services
                                   (SCCCS) is founded.




1994
Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times moves to its permanent location
in the Riverside County mountain community of Mountain Center, Calif.

Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House undergoes expansion and renovation
project that increases its facility to 32 bedrooms.




                               1996
          Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House opens an                       Southern California’s first Ronald
          18-bedroom facility.

          SCRMCC merges with SCCCS to create Ronald
          McDonald House Charities of Southern California
                                                                   1999   McDonald Family Room opens at
                                                                          Children’s Hospital of Orange County at
                                                                          Mission. The two-room facility, managed
                                                                          by the Orange County Ronald McDonald
          .                                                               House, provides a retreat for pediatric
                                                                          inpatient families located in the hospital.
1980
                                                            1982
 Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House opens a                                          Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times is
 16-bedroom “home away from home” for families of                                   founded when volunteer doctors, nurses,
 children undergoing treatment for serious illnesses. The                           community leaders and parents set off with
 Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House was the first                                    more than 60 kids with cancer for a Malibu
 Ronald McDonald House in the West to be constructed.                               ranch to sing, explore the outdoors and
 Today, there are more than 270 around the world.                                   make new friends.




                                                                                      1987
1989
                     Orange County Ronald McDonald House opens a                          Southern California Ronald
                     20-bedroom facility.                                                 McDonald Children’s Charities
                                                                                          (SCRMCC) was created to fund
                     The Hispanic American Commitment to Educational                      non-profit organizations that
                     Resources (HACER) scholarship was established.                       directly benefit children.




                                                                                                                     2007
                                                                       Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House undergoes a 40-room


                 2004
                 Pasadena Ronald McDonald House
                                                                       expansion. Once completed, the house will contain 75 rooms and will
                                                                       be one of the largest Ronald McDonald House facilities in the country.

                                                                       Plans for a new Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach are announced.
                 opens a seven-bedroom facility.
                 Three additional rooms were                           A new Ronald McDonald Family Room is scheduled to open at
                 added in 2006.                                        Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Statistics, 2006


Patient Treatment / Reason For Stay   Families We Serve by Race/Ethnicity

Cancer                        23%
Neo-natal                     17%                           Caucasian: 42%
Heart Disease                 15%                           Hispanic: 38%
                                                            African-American: 8%
Pediatric Intensive Care      5%                            Asian/Pacific Islander: 6%
                                                            Other: 6%
Transplant                    5%
Orthopedics                   5%
Bone Marrow Transplant        3%
Pulmonary (Cystic Fibrosis)   3%
General Surgery               3%
Trauma                        3%      Family Geographic Origin
Ophthalmology                 3%
Rehabilitation                1%                            Riverside County: 13%
                                                            San Bernardino County: 12%
Other                         18%                           Los Angeles County: 11%
                                                            Orange County: 7%
                                                            Other California: 34%
                                                            Other States: 14%
                                                            International: 9%
Number of People Served

12,000
10,000
 8,000
 6,000
 4,000
 2,000
     0
     2001           2002           2003          2004          2005     2006


   Los Angeles         Loma Linda             Orange County       Pasadena     Camp




Families We Were Unable To Serve
(by number of nights)
 1,400
                           1,241
 1,200

 1,000
                                                         Total number of
  800                                                    families unable
                                                          to be served:
  600
                                                              1,720
  400
            283
  200                                     171
                                                        25
           Los             Loma       Orange        Pasadena
          Angeles          Linda      County




Families Referred by Partner Hospitals
         Childrens Hospital Los Angeles                               1,083
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital                              653
   Children’s Hospital of Orange County                                638
     University of California, Los Angeles                             162
           University of California, Irvine                            116
                       Kaiser Permanente                               113
         Huntington Memorial Hospital                                   90
                         Shriners Hospital                              84
                              City of Hope                              73
            Cedars-Sinai Medical Center                                 19
                                    Others                             499
Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House
Profile: The Thomas Family
                                                                  Key Highlights

I
     n February 1996, Julie and Kevin Thomas were packing
     up their home to move from Moreno Valley, Calif. to
                                                                  I Founded in 1996
     Atlanta. They were looking forward to the fresh start
that comes with a new home and job, and a different school        I 21-room facility
for their daughters: 10-year-old Megan and 13-year-old Amy.
                                                                  I Additionally operates an off-site, three-room,
    Three days before their scheduled departure, Megan
                                                                    long-term housing facility located adjacent to
complained of a headache that quickly escalated into the
worst experience of the Thomas’ lives. Megan was rushed to          Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
a local hospital then transported by helicopter to Loma Linda     I Has housed more than 8,000 families from over
University Children’s Hospital where doctors discovered a           12 countries
large, cancerous mass on her brain.
    Due to Megan’s perilous medical situation, the family
abandoned their plans to move to Atlanta and took refuge at       Board of Trustees
the newly opened Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House.
                                                                  Jay Brand
    “When you’re at the House, you can take all of your           Kelly Bonham
focus and put it on your child,” says Julie. “If you’re feeling   Richard Chinnock, M.D.
anxious about other parts of your life, you can’t give your       Joe Di Prima
child the undivided attention they need. Staying at the           Eric Goodman
Ronald McDonald House alleviates all of that stress so you        Janel Isaeff, R.N.
can take care of what is really important.”                       Matt LeVesque
    The Thomas family spent three months living at the Loma       Jennifer Mangione
Linda Ronald McDonald House while Megan recovered in              T.J. McCree
the intensive care unit.                                          Carolyn Miller
    “When you’re living at the Ronald McDonald House, it’s        James Odlum, Esq.
                                                                  Janet Palomino-Howard
almost comforting to see other people in similar situations.
                                                                  Stuart E. Siegel, M.D.
You feel almost normal,” recalls Julie. “When you’re there it
                                                                  Robert Sims
feels like everything will be okay.”                              Janice Spencer
    Nearly two years after originally scheduled, the Thomas       David Tuttle, C.P,A., M.B.A.
family was able to move to Georgia – with a newfound              Arnold Vasquez
appreciation of life and gratitude for family. Today, Megan is    Ron Vervick, Esq.
a vivacious 20 year old who loves to sing. She has had no         David M. Wilson
recurrence of cancer.
    “People take so much for granted in this life. You don’t
know what you need until you need it,” says Julie. “Ronald
McDonald House Charities of Southern California
anticipates people’s needs.”
Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House
Profile: Shanade Harris and Willa Richard
         hanade Harris was only 18 months old when she was       Key Highlights

S        diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a tumor typically
         located in the abdomen during early childhood
development. When Shanade was taken to Childrens
Hospital Los Angeles for treatment, her grandmother, Willa
                                                                 I Founded in 1980
                                                                 I The first Ronald McDonald House in Southern
                                                                   California and the third chartered in the world
Richard, pledged to do whatever it took to remain by
Shanade’s side throughout the ordeal.                            I 35-room facility
    Willa adjusted nearly every aspect of her life to keep the   I 40-room expansion to be completed in
promise she made to her granddaughter. She requested an            December 2007
extended leave of absence from her job, solicited the help of
her sister to care for Shanade’s two brothers, of which Willa    I Has housed more than 20,000 families from more
is the legal guardian, and temporarily took refuge at the Los      than 40 countries
Angeles Ronald McDonald House, located more than 80
miles from her Lancaster, Calif., home.
    “I’m just so thankful because I really don’t know what I     Board of Trustees
would have done without the Ronald McDonald House,”              Will Adams               Lise L. Luttgens
says Willa. “With the traffic in Los Angeles, the commute to     Teresa Bond              Mary Mason
and from the hospital would have taken more than four            Clarence Brown           B.J. Peterson
hours. It would have been so stressful, and nearly               Sean D. Gass             Matt Pillar
impossible, to visit the hospital each day.”                     Wes Hicks, Esq.          Stuart E. Siegel, M.D.
                                                                 Lisa Hochberg            Uka Solanki
    Following a three-week hospital stay that included
                                                                 Aner Iglesias            Patricia Williams
surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Shanade
                                                                 Douglas Kanner           Sheri Wish
was discharged from the hospital. Her young age and
                                                                 Arlene Laddaran          Robert Yamamoto
precarious medical condition, however, required frequent
follow-up appointments. As a result, she joined Willa at the
Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. Shortly thereafter,
Shanade’s brothers also moved into the house.
    “It was important that we were together as a family,” says
Willa. “After such a long time apart, Shanade was overjoyed
to play and spend time with her siblings. It made her happy.”
    Together, the family stayed at the Los Angeles Ronald
McDonald House for more than two months. “The House
has a game room, a basketball court and tons of toys,”
recalls Willa. “When we were all together, we would enjoy
each other’s company and just play. During those times, we
were able to forget just how sick she was.”
Orange County Ronald McDonald House
Profile: The Armas Family
                                                                     Key Highlights

T
          he expectation of their first child was an exciting time
          for Albert and Elly Armas. The young couple could
                                                                     I Founded in 1989
          hardly wait to welcome their new baby into the
world. As Elly attended a routine pre-natal doctor’s                 I 20-room facility which includes a special guest
appointment, an irregularity in her unborn son’s intestinal            room for bone marrow transplant patients
and abdominal area was discovered. The following day, Elly
                                                                     I Manages Ronald McDonald Family Room at
underwent an emergency cesarean section.
    The Armas’ son, Jaysen, was born only six months into              Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission,
pregnancy and weighed one-and-a-half pounds. Jaysen was                in Mission Viejo, Calif. An extension of the
born severely underdeveloped with numerous medical                     services of the Orange County Ronald McDonald
complications. Albert and Elly were told their newborn child           House, this Family Room is a retreat located inside
had only a 10 percent chance of survival. To best treat his            the hospital that can house two pediatric inpatient
complicated and fragile medical condition, Jaysen was                  families per night
transferred to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.                 I A second Ronald McDonald House Family Room is
    “We both wanted to stay close to our son, especially since
                                                                       scheduled to open at Children’s Hospital of Orange
we didn’t know how much time we would have with him,”
                                                                       County in October 2007
says Albert. “Our doctor recommended staying at the
Orange County Ronald McDonald House about five minutes               I Has housed more than 8,000 families from
away from the hospital. Fortunately, they had a room                   22 countries
open.”
    While Jaysen spent his days in the neonatal intensive care
                                                                     Board of Trustees
unit, his parents spent each evening at the Orange County
Ronald McDonald House. There, Albert and Elly received               John Alexander                   Debra Lawler, R.N., F.N.P.
the support of the staff and other residents at the House.           Clarice Balzer                   Maria Minon, M.D.
    “When you’re going through such a difficult time, things         Steve Becker                     John W. Prager Jr., Esq.
                                                                     Dana Bledsoe, R.N.               Stuart E. Siegel, M.D.
like a hot meal or even the support of another person, when
                                                                     William Cain                     Debra L. Snavely
you just need to vent, are taken for granted,” says Albert.
                                                                     Ray Chao                         Stephen H. Spencer
“The House provided us with these small things, and it               Mary Jo Donofrio                 Ronald J. Van Winkle
helped us in a big way.”                                             John C. German, M.D., F.A.C.S.   Laura Vega
    Jaysen’s recovery was slow and often plagued with                Mike R. Harrison                 Isabelle Villaseñor
infections and complications. While their son’s illness was          James D. Howard, M.B.A, C.P.A.   Patti Widdicombe
difficult to endure, Albert and Elly found consolation and
comfort from other families in similar situations.
    “Some nights, it was such a relief to walk back to the
House,” recalls Albert. “Just leaving the hospital, breathing
the fresh air and knowing that we were going to a place
where people understood what we were going through with
our son felt comforting.”
Pasadena Ronald McDonald House
Profile: The Massie Family
C         ole Massie is an active and outgoing nine-year-old
          boy. Like all kids his age, he has big dreams for the
          future: he wants to be an opera singer like his role
model, renowned classical vocalist Andrea Bocelli, a
                                                                    Key Highlights
                                                                    I Originally established in 1997 as the San Gabriel
                                                                      Valley Hospitality House, integrated into Ronald
                                                                      McDonald House Charities of Southern California
filmmaker, and earn his black belt in karate.
    While Cole’s future is bright, the past contained moments         in 2004
of darkness. Cole was born seven weeks premature with               I 10-room facility
spastic cerebral palsy, a disease whereby one or more muscle
groups tighten. This limited his movement and made it               I Composed of two historic, two-story, Craftsman-
difficult to walk, leaving him with severe learning disabilities.     style residences with custom millwork and detailing
Concern for his sensitive medical condition was heightened            that reflects the early Arts & Crafts period. The
three years ago when Cole began to experience episodic                houses were originally designed by architect John
seizures. To help diagnose and treat the problem he was               Conners and built in 1912 by D. W. March and
admitted to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena,                 L.P.C. Baugh for the daughters of former California
Calif., for an intensive battery of tests.                            Governor Henry Markham
    Cole’s parents, Michelle and Nick, insisted on being by
                                                                    I Has housed more than 500 families from
their son’s side for every moment of the three-day procedure.
                                                                      15 countries
    “I was familiar with Ronald McDonald House Charities
through the donation canisters at McDonald’s restaurants
and knew they provided the services we needed to help us
                                                                    Board of Trustees
through this difficult time,” says Michelle.
    The Massies alternated between comforting their son at          Kimberly Austin         Cheryl MacPherson
the hospital and sleeping at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald           Jenny Chi               Jesse Nuñez
House.                                                              Verna Delgado, R.N.     Mike Pernecky
                                                                    Bill Gibbons            Azhar Qureshi, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D.
    “Knowing that we had a place to sleep with the comforts
                                                                    Richard T. Hale III     Jeff Rankin
of a home helped us make it through the whole ordeal,”
                                                                    Charlotte Harrison      Mary Ann Scheck
recalls Michelle. “We had to be strong for Cole, but we
                                                                    Brian James             Stuart E. Siegel, M.D.
could not have done that if we were sleep deprived.”                Dennis Juett Jr.        Liz Vail
    While Cole’s seizures have stopped, his battle with spastic     Zachary Kidd, M.P.P.    Delianne Wing
cerebral palsy will last a lifetime. His disease, however, has      Chris Lofthouse         Anita Williams
not affected his ability to dream big. With the help and
support of his skilled companion dog, Ilia, Cole believes
anything is possible.
Long Beach Ronald McDonald House
R                                                                    Key Highlights
          onald McDonald House Charities of Southern
          California has identified a need for its services in the
                                                                     I Projected 20-room facility
          Long Beach, Calif. and South Bay communities. In
June 2007, the charity announced plans to build a Ronald             I Groundbreaking tentatively scheduled for
McDonald House in the city of Long Beach, which is being               2009/2010
facilitated by the donation of land by the city’s
Redevelopment Agency.                                                I Estimated completion in 2011/2012
    Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and global
ambassador for Ronald McDonald House Charities, visited
Southern California to generate awareness of the need for the
organization’s Long Beach-area expansion.                            Board of Trustees
    “As global ambassador of Ronald McDonald House
                                                                     John L. Babala, Esq.
Charities, I am committed to supporting the organization’s           Diane DuBois
mission of improving the health and well-being of children           Thomas Fields
and families everywhere,” says the Duchess. “I hope that             Jerry Z. Finkelstein, M.D.
raising awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities of             Nancy Foster
Southern California brings the local community together to           Randy Gordon
support this Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach.”                   Cindy M. Gotz
    The newest Southern California Ronald McDonald                   Jonathan D. Gotz
House will be located at Atlantic Avenue and Vernon Street           Marc R. Greenberg, Esq.
in Long Beach, two blocks south of Miller Children’s                 Lindsay Hughes
                                                                     Matt Knabe
Hospital. The House will act as a refuge for families by
                                                                     Mel Marks, M.D.
providing all the comforts of home. Guests will be able to
                                                                     John Papadakis
utilize communal living and dining rooms, a fully-stocked
                                                                     Robert Peckham
kitchen, and laundry facilities all while receiving comfort and      Ronald J. Piazza
support from Ronald McDonald House staff and other                   Jill Rosenberg
families in similar situations.                                      Richard Ruby
    The House will service families of children who are being        Stuart E. Siegel, M.D.
treated at Miller Children’s Hospital, Harbor/UCLA Medical           Christopher J. Steinhauser
Center, St. Mary Medical Center and other local health care          Gregg W. Whelan, C.F.P.
facilities.
Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times
Profile: Paige and Lynn DeAlamaida
L                                                                 Key Highlights
         ynn DeAlamaida thought cancer was a disease for
         adults; it never occurred to her that children also
                                                                  I Founded in 1982
         could be stricken with the illness until her two-year-
old daughter, Paige, was diagnosed with stage four                I The nation’s leading year-round recreational program
rhadomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer.                              for children with cancer
    During the course of Paige’s treatment, her doctor
encouraged Lynn to enroll at Camp Ronald McDonald for             I Located at Apple Canyon Center in the pine-filled
Good Times, a free, medically-supervised retreat for children       mountains of Riverside County
with cancer and their families located at Apple Canyon            I Provides 17 no-cost, medically-supervised, residential
Center in the mountains of Riverside County, Calif.                 camp sessions for children with cancer and their
    Lynn admits to being reluctant to participate and               families annually
acknowledges inquiring about Camp only because the doctor
asked her to strongly consider attending. “The doctor kept        I Hosts two “Campamento Familiar” sessions annually,
bringing it up, so I figured it must really be important,” says     held exclusively for Spanish-speaking families
Lynn. “And I felt like I owed him for saving Paige’s life. It     I Annually serves more than 1,600 campers
was the least I could do.”
    When Lynn and Paige attended their first Family Camp          I Has welcomed more than 25,000 campers with
session together in the spring of 1996, she was amazed by the       cancer from across the country and around the world
experience.                                                         since its inception
    “I remember so distinctly meeting adult-aged camp
counselors who were cancer survivors,” says Lynn. “For the
                                                                  Board of Trustees
first time during Paige’s illness I thought to myself: we’re
going to make it through this – Paige is going to survive.”       Laurie Bernhard, Esq.         Jeffrey Godsick
    Lynn fondly recalls of the comradery of Camp, “I              Sharon Blair                  Steve Horowitz
remember how we laughed about the highs and lows of the           Debbie Bohnett                Doron Kochavi, Ph.D.
                                                                  Jennifer Bond                 Lee Kort
whole experience. For the first time, I was able to talk to
                                                                  Barbara Britt, R.N., M.S.N.   Lynn Lieberman
other parents who understood what I was going through.”
                                                                  Alan Brunswick, Esq.          Ken Lopaty
    Her favorite memory of Family Camp was eavesdropping
                                                                  Gail Buchalter                Susan McKenna, M.D.
on the children’s conversations. “Hearing them talk about         Matt Casden                   Dennis Mills
how long ago they lost their hair, or what kinds of cancer        Rob Cameron                   Ed Ruby
they have, it seemed like they finally felt comfortable           Sheila Doan                   Alfredo Sandoval
discussing their illnesses,” recollects Lynn.                     Judy Dorrenbacher             Judith Sato, M.D.
    For Paige, now 15 years old and a ninth grader in high        Richard Drooyan, Esq.         Jonathan Schwartz
school, her feelings about Camp have evolved as she has           Laurie Dubchansky             Stuart E. Siegel, M.D.
gotten older.                                                     Peter Duchesneau, Esq.        Kahli Small
    “I’ve been going to camp since I was three – basically,       Todd Gelfand, C.P.A.          Fran Wiley, R.N., M.N.
as long as I can remember. Before, I really enjoyed activities    Elizabeth Gengl
like swimming and horseback riding. But, as I’ve gotten
older, it’s become about going back to see old friends and
meeting new ones.”
Scholarship Program
Profile: Mong Vang, Recipient
W
              alee and Lucy Vang immigrated to the United        Key Highlights
              States from Thailand in search of the American
              dream: more financial opportunities and a better   I Founded in 1990
quality of life for their seven children.                        I Four scholarship programs are: Ronald McDonald
    Soon after their arrival to the States, their dream turned     House Charities/African-American Future Achiev-
into a disaster when Walee suffered an on-the-job injury that      ers, Ronald McDonald House Charities /Asian
left him permanently disabled and resulted in the family’s         Pacific American Students Increasing Achievement,
reliance on government financial assistance.                       Ronald McDonald House Charities/Hispanic
    While making ends meet was a constant challenge for the
                                                                   American Commitment to Educational Resources
Vang family, their fourth child, Mong, remained positive.
                                                                   and Ronald McDonald House Charities/Scholars
Mong vowed to break the cycle of his family’s financial
                                                                   of Tomorrow
hardship and was determined to serve as a positive role
model for his younger siblings.                                  I Scholarship funds can be used for tuition or
    “It was important that they know their own ability,” he        expenses at the college/university of the recipient’s
recalls. “I wanted them to believe that they could accomplish      choice
anything. They needed to see for themselves that our finances
                                                                 I More than $2.7 million in scholarships funds have
and background were not impossible obstacles.”
    Four years ago, Mong headed to Los Amigos High                 been awarded to Southland students
School, in Fountain Valley, Calif., purposeful and resolute,
knowing long-term financial independence started with a
solid education. A hard working student, Mong took several       Scholarship Program Chairs
honors and advanced placement classes throughout his             Caroline Bernal
secondary education. Additionally, he co-founded a peer-to-      Scholars of Tomorrow
peer mentoring program at Los Amigos High School where
he tutored students and assisted them in the college             Steve Ho
application process.                                             Asian Pacific American Students Increasing Achievement
    Mong’s strong community involvement, exceptional
academic achievements, and compelling letters of                 Victor Quiroz
                                                                 Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources
recommendation were the key to his selection as a 2007
Ronald McDonald House Charities/Scholars of Tomorrow
                                                                 Patricia Williams
scholarship recipient. With the financial support of the
                                                                 African-American Future Achievers
scholarship from Ronald McDonald House Charities of
Southern California, Mong is able to fulfill his dream of
attending the University of California, Riverside to major in
psychology. Mong dreams of working with autistic children
and assisting those from low socio-economic backgrounds.
    “The Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarship is
more than a gift,” says Mong. “It’s an opportunity to
improve the quality of life for my family and also give back
to my community.”
Community Grants Board
Profile: St. Francis Medical Center
         t. Francis Medical Center, based in Lynwood, Calif.,

S        offers health care and social services to families
         throughout Southeast Los Angeles. In this
underserved area of Los Angeles County, nearly half of the
population lives below the federal poverty level and 30
                                                                 Key Highlights
                                                                 I Founded in 1987
                                                                 I Southern California McDonald’s owner/operators
                                                                   raise all funds for the Community Grants Board
percent of children lack health care coverage.                     through promotional activities at their restaurants
    One benefit provided by St. Francis Medical Center is its      such as World Children’s Day
Healthy Community Initiatives program that provides
immunizations, health screening and education free-of-charge     I Community grants are awarded to organizations
to medically and economically disadvantaged children and           located throughout nine counties: Inyo, Kern, Los
families.                                                          Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San
    The Community Grants Board awarded $39,960 to St.              Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura
Francis Medical Center to purchase supplies for the Healthy
                                                                 I Non-profit organizations that benefit children in
Community Initiatives mobile care unit. As a direct result of
                                                                   the areas of health care, education, creative arts,
this funding, more than 2,600 children were administered
                                                                   and civic and social interests are considered
state-mandated childhood immunizations including hepatitis
B, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and tuberculosis             I Funding is traditionally used to help an organiza-
injections. Additionally, the organization developed nutrition     tion start-up a new program, purchase equipment
information placemats, designed to help families make              or goods necessary in carrying out an organiza-
healthy food choices.                                              tion’s mission or help fund the expansion of an
    “St. Francis Medical Center and Ronald McDonald                organization’s services to new areas
House Charities of Southern California share an unwavering
commitment to building healthier communities,” says Gerald       I Since its inception, more than 600 grants, totaling
T. Kozai, Pharm.D., President/CEO, St. Francis Medical             more than $13 million, have been awarded to
Center. “With Ronald McDonald House Charities of                   Southern California organizations
Southern California’s support, our Healthy Community
Initiatives program was able to provide vital health care
                                                                 Board of Trustees
screenings, immunizations and education to children in
Southeast Los Angeles.”                                          Laurie Bernhard, Esq.       Clay Paschen II
    St. Francis Medical Center is one of 30 non-profit           Ti Chang                    Mike Pernecky
organizations who receive funding annually from Ronald           Bob Harker                  Jim Ramsey
McDonald House Charities of Southern California’s                Steve Ho                    Frank Sanchez
                                                                 Peter Horner                Stuart E. Siegel, M.D.
Community Grants Board. Monies are awarded to
                                                                 Ken Lopaty                  Isabelle Villaseñor
organizations that are giving children a brighter future by
                                                                 Jennifer Mangione           Patti Widdicombe
offering programs and services in the areas of health care,
                                                                 Anna Marie Mestas           Patricia Williams
education, creative arts, and civic and social interest.         Sue Mullins
Combining Schedule of Financial Position by Location
(Year Ended December 31, 2006)


ASSETS                                 Los Angeles House   Orange County House         Camp    Loma Linda House   Pasadena House   Central Office   Grants Board           Total
  Cash and Equivalents                      $6,421,723              $434,739       $478,762        $1,102,241          $39,555       $481,225         $712,865       $9,671,110
  Investments                                5,042,777              3,821,602      3,119,350         1,929,799               —       1,279,592              —        15,193,120
  Accounts Receivable                            71,029                   —            3,450               —             10,400              —         148,000          232,879
  Pledges Receivable                         1,721,847                 77,500        631,621               —                 —               —              —         2,430,968
  Prepaid Expenses                               24,717                 6,076         13,681            18,408           10,829          10,250             649          84,610
  Interest in Land Trust                     1,831,500                    —              —                 —                 —               —              —         1,831,500
  Interentity Receivable (Payable)              (3,355)                (5,063)          934             (1,345)         (55,315)          3,336          60,808             —
  Construction Projects in Progress          4,120,359                    —          156,429               —                 —               —              —         4,276,788
  Land                                       1,615,927                820,118      4,178,693           374,100               —               —              —         6,988,838
  Buildings & Improvements                   4,282,586              1,025,191        368,224         2,535,380               —               —              —         8,211,381
  Fixtures & Equipment                         787,295                335,688        437,781           437,505          107,138           1,232             —         2,106,639
  Vehicles                                       39,990                   —          127,998             8,000           15,075              —              —           191,063
  Accumulated Depreciation                 (2,870,052)            (813,926)      (1,133,181)      (1,286,042)       (34,176)         (738)             —            (6,138,115)
                                           ————                  ————            ————             ————             ————            ————             ————            ————
         Property and Equipment, Net         7,976,105            1,367,071        4,135,944        2,068,943         88,037           494             —             15,636,594
                                           ————                  ————            ————             ————             ————            ————             ————            ————
Total Assets                              $23,086,343            $5,701,925      $8,383,742       $5,118,046          $93,506      $1,774,897        $922,322      $45,080,781


LIABILITIES
  Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses      429,147               6,034           78,113           29,504           5,514           4,759            202,975         756,046
                                           ————                  ————            ————             ————             ————            ————             ————            ————
         Total Liabilities                   429,147               6,034           78,113           29,504           5,514           4,759            202,975         756,046
                                           ————                  ————            ————             ————             ————            ————             ————            ————
NET ASSETS
  Unrestricted                              11,169,649              2,693,177      5,380,875         3,135,728           87,992      1,361,231         199,487       24,028,139
  Temporarily Restricted                    10,163,288              1,661,020      2,498,638         1,940,414               —         408,907         519,860       17,192,127
  Permanently Restricted                     1,324,259            1,341,694         426,116           12,400            —                 —               —           3,104,469
                                           ————                  ————            ————             ————             ————            ————             ————            ————
         Total Net Assets                   22,657,196            5,695,891       8,305,629        5,088,542         87,992         1,770,138         719,347        44,324,735
                                           ————                  ————            ————             ————             ————            ————             ————            ————
Total Liabilities and Net Assets          $23,086,343            $5,701,925      $8,383,742       $5,118,046          $93,506      $1,774,897        $922,322      $45,080,781
Combining Schedule of Activities by Location
(Year Ended December 31, 2006)


REVENUE AND SUPPORT                   Los Angeles House   Orange County House         Camp    Loma Linda House   Pasadena House    Central Office   Grants Board            Total
  Contributions                              $654,314               $408,839       $850,156          $329,473         $218,156      $1,083,590      $1,003,259        $4,547,787
  Capital Campaign                          2,086,979                    —         433,750                —                —                 —              —         2,520,729
  Special Events Revenue                      446,640               484,874       1,012,022          635,461          208,688          377,789         263,783        3,429,257
  Special Events Expenses                   (169,545)              (117,671)      (194,928)          (54,118)        (111,490)        (83,495)       (119,002)        (850,249)

      Net Special Events                      277,095               367,203        817,094           581,343            97,198         294,294         144,781        2,579,008
  Gains (Losses) on Investments               374,248               350,375        150,266           152,422               —            91,038              —         1,118,349
  Interest and Dividend Income                381,761                 60,915        81,002             36,135               38          23,764          15,354          598,969
  Room Fees                                    90,950                 15,905            —              67,093           15,214               —              —           189,162
  Merchandise Sales                                —                   3,623            —                 728              834               —              —             5,185
  Other Income                                     —                     —          53,483                —                —                 —              —            53,483

      Revenue before                        3,865,347             1,206,860       2,385,751        1,167,194          331,440       1,492,686        1,163,394       11,612,672
      Interentity Allocations

 Interentity Contributions                     54,897                 34,843        64,448             49,406           13,280       (350,651)         133,777               —
 Interentity Golf Events                       58,245                 36,786        61,310             39,598           14,306       (210,245)              —                —
 Interentity Grants                           460,500                 54,000        90,000             49,500           21,000               —       (675,000)               —


      Total Interentity Allocations           573,642               125,629        215,758           138,504            48,586       (560,896)       (541,223)               —


Total Revenue and Support                   4,438,989             1,332,489       2,601,509        1,305,698          380,026          931,790         622,171       11,612,672


EXPENSES
 Program Services                             992,287               554,399       1,864,843          512,944          330,161          518,211         681,205        5,454,050
 General and Administrative                   127,408               171,019        237,932           122,278            30,781         151,298          12,822          853,538
 Fundraising                                  304,086               185,238        241,721           162,839            24,159         158,652          16,316        1,093,011


Total Expenses                              1,423,781               910,656       2,344,496          798,061          385,101          828,161         710,343        7,400,599


Change in Net Assets                        3,015,208               421,833        257,013           507,637          (5,075)*         103,629        (88,172)        4,212,073
Net Assets, Beginning of Year             19,641,988              5,274,058       8,048,616        4,580,905            93,067      1,666,509          807,519       40,112,662


Net Assets, End of Year               $22,657,196              $5,695,891       $8,305,629      $5,088,542           $87,992      $1,770,138        $719,347       $44,324,735


This information was extracted from the Annual Audited Financial Statements for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Our
complete audited financial statements are available for public viewing. If you would like to request a copy, please contact the central office in Pasadena
at 626 744 9449 x. 1 or info@rmhcsc.org.

*The Pasadena Ronald McDonald House recorded an adjustment to depreciation in 2006 of $21,650.
Ronald McDonald House Charities   Executive Team
of Southern California
Board of Directors                Ronald McDonald House Charities         Pasadena Ronald McDonald House
                                  of Southern California                  Marchelle Sellers, Executive Director
                                  Nicole Rubin, Chief Executive Officer   763 South Pasadena Avenue
                                  765 South Pasadena Avenue               Pasadena, CA 91105
Manuel Abud
                                  Pasadena, CA 91105                      Phone: (626) 585-1588 x101
Ti Chang                          Phone: (626) 744-9559                   Fax: (626) 585-1688
Peter R. Duchesneau, Esq.         Fax: (626) 744-9969                     marchelle@pasadenarmh.org
                                  nrubin@rmhcsc.org
Eric L. Goodman                                                           Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times
Charlotte Harrison                Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House        Carol Horvitz, Executive Director
                                  Dee Feldmeir, Executive Director        1954 Cotner Avenue
Peter E. Horner                   11365 Anderson Street                   Los Angeles, CA 90025
Paul A. King                      Loma Linda, CA 92354                    Phone: (310) 268-8488
                                  Phone: (909) 558-8338                   Fax: (310) 473-3338
Debra Lawler, R.N., F.N.P.                                                carol@campronaldmcdonald.org
                                  Fax: (909) 558-0300
Fidencio Mares                    dfeldmeir@llrmh.org
                                                                          Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times
Maria E. Minon, M.D.
                                  Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House       Brian Crater, Executive Director
Sue Mullins                       Vincent M. Bryson, Executive Director   56400 Apple Canyon Road
B.J. Peterson                     4560 Fountain Avenue                    P.O. Box 35
                                  Los Angeles, CA 90029                   Mountain Center, CA 92561-0035
Ronald J. Piazza                  Phone: (323) 644-3080                   Phone: (951) 659-4609
Stuart E. Siegel, M.D.            Fax: (323) 669-0552                     Fax: (951) 659-4710
                                  vbryson@larmh.org                       brian@campronaldmcdonald.org
David P. Tuttle, C.P.A., M.B.A.
Liz Vail                          Orange County Ronald McDonald House
                                  Deborah Levy, Executive Director
Fran Wiley, R.N., M.N.
                                  383 South Batavia Street
Robert Yamamoto                   Orange, CA 92868
                                  Phone: (714) 639-3600
                                  Fax: (714) 516-3697
                                  deb@ronaldhouseoc.org




Federal Tax ID Number
95-3167869

				
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