Join a Volunteer Board at Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s

There are four auxiliary boards that support Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s. Dedicated volunteers take a leadership role by volunteering in the House to support the families, acting as mission ambassadors in their communities and workplaces, and executing key fundraising events and other House initiatives. Find out more about each board below.

Women's Auxiliary Board

Women’s Auxiliary Board

The Women’s Auxiliary Board is a team of philanthropic women in Chicago, thought leaders and influencers, who are committed to helping raise funds to operate our House. They serve as ambassadors – educating and engaging support from the community through one-on-one discussions, private events, and larger social gatherings. Members of this board leverage their ideas and networks to identify and help cultivate prospective donors including individuals, corporations and foundations.

The group meets at least twice a year for charity updates and a discussion of Auxiliary activities. All members make an annual contribution of time and resources, in addition to supporting the Auxiliary’s annual fundraising event in the Fall. Contact Heidi Golden for more information about this board.



The Red Shoe Society

The Red Shoe Society Chicago (RSSC) is a group of philanthropic young professionals who provide support to Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Chidren’s with a collective goal to help make a difference in the lives of families with sick children.  As ambassadors of  the charity, RSSC members work together to raise money, donate their time, and provide needed volunteer efforts to benefit the House. Learn more about Who We Are and how you can Get Involved!



Teen Advisory Board

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of community service oriented teen leaders from high schools throughout Chicago. Through volunteering, fundraising, and special activities, TAB volunteers raise awareness and interest in Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s and encourage students between the ages of 16 and 18 to become active in serving our community. Contact Mark Shouger for more information about the Teen Advisory Board.

Community Council

The Community Council is comprised of Streeterville neighbors and local professionals. This group uses their experience in Streeterville and the greater city along with their professional connections to execute programs that directly impact our families. They have often spearheaded fun events in the House including holiday celebrations and our annual birthday party. Additionally, they created the Lots of Love program to secure complimentary short-term and long-term donated parking spaces for House Guests. Contact Mark Shouger to learn more about this Board and how you can get involved.