Red Shoe Society, Community Councils and Women's Auxiliary

The Red Shoe Society

The Red Shoe Society Chicago (RSSC) is a group of motivated young professionals who support RMHC-CNI through fundraising, advocacy, and service. RSSC members lend their time, talents, and creativity in a variety of ways. Members get involved in a variety of activities including providing meals to families, hosting fundraising/family events, and organizing  supply drives.

Membership Benefits

  • Exclusive volunteer opportunities at our Ronald McDonald Houses
  • Early opportunity to volunteer at our events
  • Networking opportunities with other young professionals in Chicago
  • Discounted tickets to select events
  • Professional and leadership opportunities
  • The amazing feeling of knowing that you are making a difference every day for so many families!

To learn more about our Red Shoe Society and how you can get involved contact:

Ben Morgridge, Director of Corporate Giving & Event Sponsorship 

Community Councils

Our five Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald House Family Room in Edward Hospital rely on a variety of volunteers to provide services and support. Our Community Councils are a committed group of service-oriented volunteers eager to help RMHC-CNI provide the best in family care, encourage community connections, facilitate fundraising opportunities,  and assist with varied projects.

Community Council participants meet as a group once every other month to support our program staff and families by seeking out opportunities to engage the local community in our mission.

To learn more about our Community Councils and how you can get involved contact:

Lisa Mitchell, Vice President Programs and Services or 312.520.4358

Teen Advisory Boards

Our House Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is  an opportunity for promising, service oriented students to learn about philanthropy and non-profit management. TAB members act as ambassadors to raise awareness and interest in RMHC-CNI throughout their school communities.

Each of our five Ronald McDonald Houses and the Ronald McDonald House Family Room at Edward Hospital have the TAB program.

To join the TAB, you must be over 16 years old, a Junior or Senior in high school, and have consent from a parent or guardian.

TAB participants are expected to attend monthly meetings. They will also attend and help with fundraising events at the House.

To learn more about our Teen Advisory Boards and how you can get involved contact:

Lisa Mitchell, Vice President Programs and Services or 312.520.4358

The Women’s Auxiliary 

The Women’s Auxiliary of RMHC-CNI is a group of dedicated women with the collective goal to support our mission.

As RMHC-CNI ambassadors, the Women’s Auxiliary helps educate and engage support within the community through networking, fundraising events, and social gatherings. As leaders and influencers, our members leverage their networks to help identify and/or cultivate prospective donors.

The group meets quarterly and hosts a yearly fundraising event each fall.


  • Be educated about the board and RMHC-CNI activities by attending quarterly meetings.
  • Be an advocate by purchasing tickets to the annual event inviting friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Be an ambassador by exposing your own network to RMHC-CNI via tours, volunteering, renting meeting rooms, etc.
  • Be a  philanthropic leader by donating at least $1,500 annually to RMCH-CNI (give or get, including bringing friends to our annual event).

To learn more about our Women’s Auxiliary and how you can get involved contact:

Nicole Rakers

Community Ambassadors

Our RMHC-CNI ambassadors fill an important role in the community by leveraging their network and telling the story of what we do to help families each and every day.

Click here for our list of Community Ambassadors.