Celebrating Our Fearless Leader – Doug Porter

Celebrating Our Fearless Leader – Doug Porter

The evening will honor Doug’s ten years of dedication and support to the organization and the establishment of the Porter Family Leadership Endowment Fund.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
2815 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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The Porter Family Leadership Endowment Fund

In honor of Doug’s ten years of service to the charity, the Porter Family Leadership Endowment Fund has been established to support the charity’s mission and programs for years to come. 


Individual Ticket

Table of 10 

*Net proceeds of your ticket purchase will support the Porter Family Leadership Endowment Fund. 

Evening Schedule

6:00 PM
Cocktail reception and passed appetizers in the Prairie Ballroom

7:00 PM

8:00 PM
Comedian Pat McGann will take the stage followed by special guests and words from Doug 

9:00 PM 
Desserts and coffee will be available

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations for the evening of May 14th The Hyatt Lodge has offered an exclusive rate of $125/night to all of our guests for May 14th. Please CLICK HERE or you can call (630) 568-1234 and mention ‘Ronald McDonald House room block’ to reserve your room.

Parking & Attire

Valet parking will be offered

Business casual attire suggested

A Bittersweet Transition

2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the charity – now with the expansion of our Ronald McDonald Family Room at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital and the new Ronald McDonald House near Central DuPage Hospital, we will provide 153 rooms every night for families.

In addition to new programs to serve more families, there will be a change in the leadership of the charity. Doug Porter approached the board in the summer of 2013 to discuss his desire to step down as Chief Executive Officer in mid-2015. While we knew his departure would be an incredible loss, we also knew that Doug had already stayed longer than his initial plan.  

We are grateful for his 16 years of service, the last 11 on staff as our CEO. We are so appreciative of his leadership during the merger process a decade ago, his superb efforts during our expansion plan, and all the fundraising he has led to help us serve more families.  

“This is simply the very best job in the world,” said Doug recently. “The opportunity to work with so many talented staff and passionate volunteers and donors is humbling. The fact that we are all working to provide our families with care, comfort and compassion has been incredibly rewarding and satisfying. I’m tremendously honored to be given the opportunity to play a role in our accomplishments and it is wonderful to observe the very best of humanity here in Chicago. I will never forget what we have done together and all the families we have cared for in their hours of greatest need. We know that “Togetherness Heals” and we are proud to build this sense of community for our families.”

Questions About the Event?

Please contact Christina Thomas at CThomas@rmhccni.org or 630.623.2309.