Community Foundation of Central Illinois establishes Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Fund

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Peoria, IL – March 1, 2022 – The Community Foundation of Central Illinois (“CFCI”) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Fund (“Fund”). 

Since 1986, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (“RMHCCI”) has been providing a place in central Illinois for families to stay while their child is receiving medical care. In addition to their location in Springfield, IL, RMHCCI opened a house in Peoria in 2019 to service families with children being treated at any medical facility, including OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois and UnityPoint Health. The creation of the Fund will support financial needs of RMHCCI so it may continue its important work in our community.

“By establishing a fund with the Community Foundation, RMHCCI will be able to generate new revenue to serve central Illinois families as they navigate their child’s medical treatments. We are very happy to partner with RMHCCI to help take any burden possible off those families in their times of need,” said Mark Roberts, President and CEO of CFCI.

The Community Foundation will invest the initial endowment from RMHCCI so the Fund will grow over time, while also administering an annual grant distribution to RMHCCI. 

“RMHCCI is committed to enabling family-centered care ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their child’s care. Families are never asked to pay when they stay in our facilities. The establishment of this fund is another avenue that will assist us in providing a “home away from home” when it is needed most,” said Amber Kaylor, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois.

For more information on establishing a fund with CFCI, please contact Mark Roberts at mark@communityfoundationci.org or 309-674-8730.

About the Community Foundation of Central Illinois

Established in 1985, the Community Foundation of Central Illinois is a philanthropic resource committed to connecting people who care with causes that matter. For more information, please call 309-674-8730, email carley@communityfoundationci.org or visit www.communityfoundationci.org.  

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Central Illinois, a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. RMHCCI provides compassionate care and resources to children and families being served by leading hospitals. For more information, call 217-528-3314, email info@rmhc-centralillinois.org or visit www.rmhc-centralillinois.org. 

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