Togetherness Heals

Note from CEO and Chairman

A note from Doug Porter, CEO, and Paul Huebener, Chairman, Board of Directors

Dear committed friends, supporters, donors, and volunteers, On behalf of RMHC®-CNI’s board of directors and staff, we are pleased to share highlights from a stellar year at the charity. In 2012, we were proud to expand our ability to serve families in three locations: • The Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s opened on June 26, 2012, with 66 bedrooms to serve the families of hospitalized children receiving care at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. • Nine sleep rooms opened inside the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in June 2012, allowing us to serve the families of the most critical patients. • The Ronald McDonald Family Room — the first in Illinois — opened in February 2012 inside Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill. The Family Room features two bedrooms and common areas for families to relax and regroup in the hospital environment. While RMHC-CNI made extraordinary strides toward growth and expansion, we also remained steadfast and focused on continuing to serve families in our other three Ronald McDonald Houses near University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Advocate Children’s Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center. Our Scholarship Program and Care Mobile programs also continued to thrive, offering assistance to young people desperate for solutions to achieving a higher education or receiving medical care and referrals for specialized care. RMHC-CNI’s achievements and its ability to serve families and children would not be possible without the commitment and generosity of many and for that, we are forever grateful. We look forward to continuing our work to serve those in our communities in 2013 and for years to come. Thank you for your support. Sincerely,


Doug Porter and Paul Huebener (L to R)

Mia DeCarrier, daughter of John and Carmen DeCarrier

Ronald McDonald and committed supporter Candace Jordan

RMHC-CNI’s mission and focus is to serve and improve the lives of: • The families of hospitalized children • Children who have little to no access to medical care • Students who would be unable to attend college without financial assistance RMHC-CNI serves these groups through three distinct and unique means of delivery: Housing for families at four Ronald McDonald Houses, a Ronald McDonald Family Room, Sleep Rooms in two hospitals; a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile that provides medical care and specialist referrals for medically underserved children, and a Scholarship Program that provides multiyear financial college aid for community-minded, academically outstanding and financially disadvantaged young people. Family who stayed at one of our Houses

2012 Highlights:


Ronald McDonald Houses

Ronald McDonald Family Room

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Ronald McDonald Houses are designed to provide care, comfort and hospitality to the families of hospitalized children receiving care at local area hospitals. Many families stay for extended periods of time, finding a real “home away from home” during incredibly stressful times. Our Houses allow families to focus on the care and hopeful recovery of their children while their basic needs are met for little to no cost. RMHC-CNI’s Ronald McDonald Houses are located near Lurie Children’s, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, and Advocate Children’s Hospital.

Opened in 2012, the Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill. provides a place for families to rest and regroup just steps from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The Family Room features a playroom, kitchenette and multiple sitting areas. Two private sleep rooms are also available for families requiring an overnight stay.

In cooperation with Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, the Care Mobile travels to underserved communities throughout Chicagoland to provide physicals, immunizations and specialist referrals to children who have no access to medical services.

Clayton Thomas, 2010 Scholarship winner

Family nights provided to families of hospitalized children


Sleep Rooms Located inside both the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, sleep rooms are designed to provide accommodations to the families of children in the Intensive Care Unit. Families utilize the sleep rooms so they may be immediately available to their children at a moment’s notice.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile visits a health fair

Families served (many for extended periods of time)

Scholarship Program RMHC-CNI’s Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to local young students who have little to no access to higher education. The Program is a multiyear renewable program that invests in the leaders of tomorrow. Financial assistance is provided to community-minded, academically outstanding and well-rounded young people.

Family who stayed at the House near Advocate Children’s Hospital


Volunteers engaged with the charity

Erik Martinez, 2012 Scholarship winner


Children received care on Care Mobile

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RMHC-CNI's Programs and Services

RMHC-CNI’s Programs and Services

Care and Comfort


Providing Care and Comfort in Times of Greatest Need In 2012, RMHC-CNI remained focused on the families and children we serve every day. As a charity, we are proud of the impact we have had and continue to have on the lives of those who are desperate and in need every day of the year. Through our three core programs RMHC-CNI served thousands of families and children in 2012, saving them millions of dollars in housing, medical and college expenses. Those we serve continue to express their gratitude for the care and assistance they have received through our programs and services.


felt very well taken care of and the staff went out of their “We way to make us feel welcome. It’s humbling to be here and makes you believe there’s still good in the world. ” We wouldn’t have been able to manage without the House. “Staying at the House wasn’t due to any financial constraints. We needed it and it was there for us. ” - mother of child who received kidney transplant and stayed at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s

-p  arents of child who received care in the burn unit and stayed at the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center

scholarship from Ronald McDonald House Charities of “The Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana made possible my collegiate adventure to California and beyond in search of knowledge and self-awareness.

- graduating senior from Chapman University and scholarship recipient

Chicago Blackhawks player Duncan Keith and wife Kelly-Rae (at far right) visit the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's

Family that utilized the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola

Family that utilized the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's

Responding to Community Needs

Responding to the Needs in Our Community The priorities of RMHC-CNI’s board of directors and staff leadership are to maintain and support our current programs and services, strictly adhere to sound financial principles and to build on our vision for the future. We also stay abreast of the pressing needs of the children and families in our communities, many of whom are in need of our services. Specifically, the families of hospitalized children require housing accommodations while their child receives medical treatment at area hospitals. Unfortunately, the need for our services continues to grow every year and we are often approached by hospitals to expand our services to serve their clients. After careful consideration, a feasibility study, board study, oversight and approval, RMHC-CNI will decide whether building a Ronald McDonald House, a Ronald McDonald Family Room or sleep rooms near or inside an area hospital is appropriate. In 2012, we opened both the Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Edward Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s. Both projects have proven to be critical additions to the medical landscape in Chicagoland. The Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s and The Ronald McDonald Family in Edward Hospital are both near full capacity each night of the year. In 2014, RMHC-CNI will break ground on its fifth Ronald McDonald House to serve the families of hospitalized children receiving care at Cadence Health and Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill. Special care will be given to the families whose children will be receiving a six-week course of treatment at the CDH Proton Center. The Proton Center is Illinois’ first and only proton therapy center, a revolutionary and more precise treatment option for children battling certain cancers. Our focus and efforts as a charity are to provide care and comfort to the families and children in our communities. From our Scholarship Program to our Ronald McDonald Houses, we are proud to be a part of the lives of thousands of wonderful people each year.

Ronald McDonald Family Room (near right) Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's (top right) Planned House near Cadence Health (bottom right)

In 2013:

$11 mil

Worth of housing costs saved by families


students assisted with college tuition assistance


Family nights to families

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Caring for Families and Children

The Ennis Family’s Stay at the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola The Ronald McDonald House near Loyola entered the Ennis family’s life in late 2012 after the birth of the couple’s premature twins. Prior to their births, Stephanie Ennis had been in and out of the hospital with premature labor and Braxton Hicks contractions. Not only was Stephanie experiencing periodic contractions, but she also suffered from preeclampsia. In late November, months before her due date, Stephanie’s doctor admitted her to Elmhurst Hospital. She was then transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in anticipation of the babies’ need for a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. While at Loyola, Stephanie received steroid shots and magnesium supplements to control the premature labor and preeclampsia.


Stephanie and Mark Ennis

On December 12, 2012, at 28 weeks gestation, Eleanor and Fiona were delivered by c-section at 1 pound, 7 ounces and 2 pounds, 3 ounces respectively. When the couple realized that their babies would be spending months in the NICU, a social worker asked them if they would be interested in staying at the Ronald McDonald House for the duration of their babies’ stay. “I had always seen the collection boxes at McDonald’s, but I never knew what the Ronald McDonald House was,” Stephanie said. “I thought it was for people in financial need,” Stephanie said. Although Stephanie was reluctant, her husband Mark toured the House and told Stephanie that he thought she was really going to like it. “Walking into the House is like getting a hug,” Mark said.

Eleanor Ennis

Although Mark was impressed with the House, the couple decided to return home to Rolling Meadows after Stephanie was discharged from the hospital. As they pulled away from the hospital to drive home, Stephanie questioned her ability to leave her babies every day. After spending one night at home, the couple decided to request a room at the House. They checked in on December 12 and spent several months as guests there. Mark and Stephanie appreciated that they didn’t have to worry about anything other than healing and taking care of their babies. “I don’t feel like a charity case here,” Stephanie said. “Being here has nothing to do with your education, race or gender. I feel like this is my home,” she said. Stephanie was also grateful for the people and parents she met during her stay.

“We understand each other’s trials and tribulations,” Stephanie said. “Everyone here is facing the same challenges and sickness has brought us together,” she said. The family checked out of the House on February 28 after 71 days, when the twins were discharged from the hospital. Eleanor and Fiona are now happy and healthy little girls with a bright future and loving parents. Stephanie, who is a school teacher, is committed to bringing her students back to the House to volunteer and her daughters when they are older. Stephanie felt that staying at the House made it possible for her to be calm and there for her twins. “Without the Ronald McDonald House I don’t know that I would be the mother that I am,” Stephanie said.

Fiona Ennis

Donor Perspective

Ryan Baker CBS-2 Chicago’s Lead Sports Anchor Ryan Baker first became acquainted with RMHC-CNI in 2011 when he was a last minute fill in emcee for the McDonald’s All American Awards Banquet. As a sports anchor, he was familiar with the McDonald’s All American Games and the McDonald’s brand, but was not fully aware of RMHC-CNI’s mission. During the event, which was benefitting RMHC-CNI, Ryan became more familiar with the charity’s work and asked for ways to get involved.

“I was looking to become involved with a charity and RMHC-CNI has a great brand and reputation,” Ryan said. “I have been extremely blessed in my life and I believe that to those who much is given much is expected,” Ryan said. In 2012, Ryan emceed the All American Awards Banquet again and became an RMHC-CNI board member. He is also a member of RMHC-CNI’s Education Committee, the committee responsible for

selecting scholarship winners each year. “RMHC-CNI and the Ronald McDonald Houses truly improve the lives of countless individuals who otherwise wouldn’t have the means to stay close to their hospitalized child,” Ryan said. “The Houses provide relief to make things better for families and children who are enduring unimaginable things,” he said.

John and Carmen DeCarrier McDonald’s Owner/Operators John and Carmen DeCarrier first became involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities 20 years ago when they were working for the McDonald’s Corporation. In their roles at the corporation, both John and Carmen prepared meals for families at the local Ronald McDonald Houses in Chicagoland and Carmen also became involved with RMHC’s Scholarship Program.

the Ronald McDonald House located in Milwaukee. When they relocated to Chicago, the DeCarriers committed themselves to RMHC-CNI. Carmen has been a six-year member of RMHC-CNI’s board of directors and four-year chairman of RMHC-CNI’s Education Committee. John has served on RMHC-CNI’s Capital Campaign Steering Committee since 2008.

In 2002, John and Carmen became owner operators in Wisconsin and continued their involvement with

“We are parents that understand the challenges associated with a child with special needs,” John

said. “Because of our daughter Mia, we give back,” John said. The DeCarriers have personally donated to the charity and have also committed $1 million in funds through “Rock the House,” a fundraising event they launched in 2010. When asked why others should support RMHC-CNI, Carmen said: “When you give to this charity, you will be able to see the impact of your dollars right away.”

Marsha Serlin CEO, United Scrap Metal Buyers and Recyclers United Scrap Metal first became involved with RMHC-CNI in 2005 when the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola contacted them for pop tab recycling. The leadership at United Scrap immediately started thinking about ways the company could further assist RMHC-CNI. That year the company decided to expand their pop tab recycling to all four Houses and began picking up the pop tabs for additional revenue.

2012 Highlights:


Third party events benefitting RMHC-CNI

They also established a Recycling Day, called “Recycle With Ronald”, which encourages all of their customers to recycle on a specified day, with a percentage being donated to RMHC-CNI. Since its inception, the event has raised over $500,000 to benefit the charity. “It’s a great event that combines recycling, education, sustainability and teamwork to raise funds for RMHC-CNI,” Marsha said.


Floors devoted exclusively to transplant patients


Marsha, who has also served as a co-chair for construction of the new Streeterville House, feels that the Houses are a great gift to the Chicago area. “When you give money to the charity you can see the direct impact of your donation,” Marsha said. “In this charity, everything works to help provide a home away for families in need,” she said.

Rooms inside 3 hospitals for families of most critical patients


Students assisted with college tuition

$7.75 mil Saved by families

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Donors 2012

Donors Annual Giving $250,000-$499,999 McDonald's All American Games McDonald's Owner Operators of Chicagoland & NW Indiana $100,000-$249,999 Hinsdale Junior Women's Club Macy's $50,000-$99,999 The Coca-Cola Company Coinstar & RedBox Dr Pepper Snapple Group Mrs. Dolores Kennedy Ken's Beverage, Inc. Ms. Mae Martin McCain Foods, Inc. McDonald's USA Mr. and Mrs. Doug Porter RAM Racing Running for Hope Wintrust Commercial Banking $25,000-$49,999 Adidas America Inc. Antunovich Associates Ariel Investments, LLC Baker & Hostetler Bulley & Andrews ConAgra Foods - Lamb Weston Cubs Care/ Robert R. McCormick Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Hervé De La Vauvre Deloitte LLP GKI/ Bethlehem Lights* Griffith Laboratories U. S. A. Keystone Foods, LLC Leo Burnett Company Mitchell Associates, Inc. Nordstrom PLUS Foundation Rexam Beverage Can Company Mr. and Mrs. Tom Settle* United Scrap Metal, Inc. Wright Management Co., Inc. $10,000-$24,999 900 North Michigan, LLC ACS Anheuser-Busch* Bacardi U.S.A. The Bama Companies, Inc. Blue Waters Foundation Mr. Chad Brown Mr. and Mrs. Bill Budig Mrs. JoAnn Cantalupo Ms. Sue Carey Cargill, Inc. Cord Vanderpool Foundation Crown Family Philanthropies Mr. and Mrs. James Daverman DHL Global Forwarding Ecolab/Kay Chemical Company Electri-Flex Company Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Endress FedEx Office Five Star Audiovisual, Inc. Florida Plastics International Inc. Food for Thought


Gammon Charitable Foundation, Inc. Georgia Pacific Mr. Phil Gibbs Giordano's Golden State Foods Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Brian Griffith H & W Ingredients Mr. and Mrs. William Haselberger Humana John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. Kerry Ingredients & Flavours Mr. and Mrs. Greg Koerner Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kregor Manitowoc Ice, Inc.* Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maslick McDonald's Corporation Matching Gift Program Microsoft Ms. Sheila J. Musolino and Mr. Michael Giambrone Newly Weds Foods, Inc. Mr. Eric Nixon Mr. Ken R. Norgan OMEGA The Options Clearing Corporation Porter Novelli RMHC Global Rubbermaid Consumer* S & D Coffee, Inc. SGS North America Mr. Mark Shouger Mr. and Mrs. Chris Singleton The Dayton Power & Light Company The Gleneagles Hotel Mr. Bob Tippin True, LLC Truist Comprehensive Distribution U.S. Cellular United Soccer Academy $5,000-$9,999 ActionBooth* Advocate Children's Hospital Alamance Foods, Inc. Mr. David Albright Ms. Christine Anderson Aon Foundation Armada Supply Chain Solutions Mr. and Mrs. Steven Armendariz Aronson Advertising Mrs. Bonnie Barker and Mr. George Pappas BPI Group Mr. and Mrs. James Brady Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Brunner The Chicago Bulls Chicago Mercantile Exchange Mr. Marshall Coleman Mr. Chris Columbus and Mrs. Monica Devereux Mr. Randy Conn Creata Promotion USA Mrs. Brenda Cucci Dell Corporate Giving Distinct Meeting Solutions Five Star Decorating Inc. Foltos Tonsorial Parlor Ford Motor Company Mrs. Jeanne Gannon GATX Corporation Mr. Anirban Ghosh GNP Realty Partners Golden State Foods Foundation Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez Mr. Stephen T. Goode Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gross Gurtz Family Foundation HAVI Global Solutions Mr. Mark Herlache The Hershey Company Mr. Andrew Hill/ Glass Solutions Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hochberg Mr. and Mrs. Paul Huebener IHG Illinois Road Builders Association Island Oasis James & Sons Fine Jewelers* Mr. Jay Javors Donald P. and Byrd M. Kelly Foundation Irene Kowalczyk Estate La Z Boy Furniture Galleries* LBP Manufacturing, Inc. Lorraine Nelson Consulting, Inc. Mancari's Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Inc Maron Electric MB Financial Bank McDonald's Greater Chicago Region MDW Provisioning Medinah Country Club Merisant Company Mullins Food Products, Inc. Mr. Jim Norberg Olympia Fields Country Club Opus Foundation OSI Industries Mr. and Mrs. Chris Pelkey Pepsi Cola Peterson Technology Partners Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Pojman PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Rahal Foods, Inc. Restaurant Technologies Inc Roger Beck Photography Mr. George Rourke The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Saputo Dairy Foods, USA Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Schiff Mr. Mark Searles Mr. and Mrs. Brad Serlin Shriners Hospitals for Children Southwest Airlines Southwest Greens of Chicago, LLC Mrs. Gina Stoychoff Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Strong Taylor Company The Children's Surgical Foundation, Inc. The Marketing Store Thornton Fractional Township H. S. South Tobe Direct Turano Baking Company Tyson Foods Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Vita-Pakt Wal-Mart Foundation Mr. Randy Ware Mr. Jim White World Business Chicago $2,500-$4,999 Abbott Laboratories Employee Giving Campaign Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Zeta Theta Chapter Ambius Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Aucunas Mr. Steve Backart Baldwin Richardson Foods, Co. Barco Uniforms Bensinger DuPont & Associates Bermuda Department of Tourism

Mr. Joshua Black Black McDonald's Operators Association of CNI Blue Room Events, Inc Mr. Gregory Bork Jr. Mr. Bob Brankin Bright Endeavors Mr. Kevin Browne Building Services of America Ms. Beth Bunkenburg Ms. Katie M. Burke The Canyons Resort Mr. Jabier Carranza Chef Dan & The Appetizers Contrast Design Group Mr. Craig Chico Ms. Misuk Chon William J Clancy Foundation Clarendon Hills Golf Classic Coinstar Cares Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation Combined Insurance Company CR|DACCORD Craftworks Foundation Mr. Don L. Crosby Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cumpata Mr. Charles Demetriades Mr. Milton Deppe The Derickson Foundation Discovery Networks Do It Stevie's Way Donstrick Distributing Co. Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Doody Mr. David Doyel Jacob J. Fink Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mark V. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Philip Fuentes Galaxie Construction Mr. Patrick Gamboney Ms. Elizabeth Garlovsky The GE Foundation Gibsons Restaurant Group Golf Digest Golf Invite, Inc Golin Harris Gorton's Inc The Grainger Foundation Grant Thornton LLP Mr. and Mrs. William Gundlach H2O Plus-Main US Warehouse Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Haggerty Jr. Mr. John Harris Hayes Beer Dist. Co. HCL Technologies LTD HealthPort The Hill Mechanical Group Mrs. Kathy Hillard Ms. Lori Horvath IBM Employee Services Center Ms. Linda India Invest in Others Charitable Foundation J.R. Simplot Company Mr. Jerry Jaeger Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Jarosh JMB Insurance Agency Inc. John Marshall Law School Mr. and Mrs. Tim Johnson Mr. and Mrs. J C Kennedy The Kennedy-Cooper Consultants Group Mr. and Mrs. William W. Keyser Keystone Display Inc Mr. and Mrs. Rajeev Khanna Kids & Clays Foundation Ms. Gail Kilgore

Kraft Foods Lancaster Anchor DC Mrs. Rebecca Lanciloti Mr. Paul Langos Mr. Ron LaRiviere Sheldon L. and Pearl R. Leibowitz Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Leonard Mr. Jeffrey Lesniewicz Mr. Kevin Lesniewicz Mrs. Anne Lisndau Mr. and Mrs. Ron Lofton Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Lott Mr. Charlie MacConnachie Mr. and Mrs. Dan B. Mackey Mr. Ross Martinez McClement Management Group McDonald's Central Division McDonald's US Communications Dept. Mr. Jay Melone Microsoft Corporation Matching Gifts Program NBC Universal Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nelson Mr. Bob O'Hare OMD OMD USA, LLC Oracle America, Inc Mr. Tom Ordover Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Osgood Oxxford Clothes Parkside Strategic Enterprise Inc/ DBA Massage Envy Ms. Ruth Patton Mr. and Mrs. Ben Paull Parker Pen Penske Truck Leasing Co Ms. Georgia Perkey Mr. and Mrs. James R. Petrowich Phillips Flowers Prince Castle Inc. Project Leadership Associates, Inc. Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Mr. Timothy Renz Ms. Banah Abou Robeieh Rose Packing Company Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Salerno Mr. Sam Sallerson Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sandvik Mr. Paul Schacht Mr. and Mrs. Todd Schaefer Mr. and Mrs. Eric Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schmitt Jr. Segerdahl Group Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Serex Mr. Robert Simmelink Sorrick School PTA Spark Communications Family of Micheal C & Danielle Spurlock Mr. Bill Stephen Ms. Sue Stinnett Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stoddart Mr. John Stote Mr. Geosef Straza Ms. Cindy Syroka Mr. and Mrs. Tali Tzur The CarMax Foundation The For Julie Foundation Inc. Thorn River Foundation Ms. Monica Tobler UBS Financial Services, Inc United Airlines Mr. Craig Urban VXL Instruments, Inc. Walter Daniels Construction Co. Inc.

Mr. Bennet Wang Mr. William White Wichita Packing Co. Wines for Humanity Mr. Jeff Worth The Yacyshyn Family Charitable Fund Zeller Realty Group Mr. James Zeman $1-$2,499 8,073 donors *In-kind donation

Capital Campaign $1,000,000+ Anonymous McDonald's Owner Operators of Chicagoland & NW Indiana $500,000-999,999 Anonymous The Cantalupo Family and Airprayers John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. Rock the House (John DeCarrier and Nick Karavites Mr. Oscar Perretta True, LLC $250,000-499,999 Mr. and Mrs. William Chunowitz Dr Pepper Snapple Group George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities Golden State Foods Foundation Griffith Laboratories U. S. A. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Gustafson Keith Relief Foundation McDonald's Corporation Matching Gift Program McDonald's All American Basketball Game Newly Weds Foods, Inc. Mr. Ken R. Norgan Mr. and Mrs. Doug Porter Mr. and Mrs. James A. Skinner Taylor Company* Tyson Foods, Inc $100,000-$249,999 Annie's Fun Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Bill Budig Bulley & Andrews Cetco* Chicago Great Clips Co-op Chicago White Sox Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clark Coldwell Banker ConAgra Foods - Lamb Weston Estate of Ludwig W. Streifeneder Fifth Third Bank Grainger Foundation Grubb & Ellis Company Harris Family Foundation Keurig Inc. McCain Foods, Inc. McDonald's Technology Charity Classic Ozinga

$50,000-$99,999 Andrew Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Greg Baird Baldwin Richardson Foods, Co. Mr. James Bay Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Beavers Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Beitler Benjamin Moore & Co.* Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Bensen Carepoint Pharmacy Cargill, Inc. Carnivale CartonCraft, Inc. Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Assoc. Mr. Ernest Cochanis Mr. Don L. Crosby Mr. and Mrs. Luke Donald Driehaus Capital Management LLC DuPont Building Innovations* Mr. and Mrs. Joe P. Endress Ms. Jan L. Fields and Mr. Doug Wilkins Footprints Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mark V. Freeman Mr. Mark Giangreco Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez Grant Thornton LLP Haworth* J.D.D. Investment Company Mr. and Mrs. James Johannesen Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Karavites & Mr. and Dr. Nicholas Karavites Mr. and Mrs. William W. Keyser Keystone Foods Kohler Co.* Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Kuchuris La Z Boy Inc.* Mr. and Mrs. John Lardas Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Eric W. Leininger Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Linman Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Lott Management Inc. Ms. Paula Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Rick McGrath Ms. Sheila J. Musolino and Mr. Michael Giambrone Ms. Lorraine Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Newell Northern Trust Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. John O'Keefe Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Pieszko Mr. and Mrs. Dave Pojman Receptions for Research, The Greg Olsen Foundation Rose Packing Company Inc. Ms. Christine Schenk Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schrage Ms. Jean Silva Mr. and Mrs. Chris Singleton Starwood Hotels Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Stratton Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Strong

Tellabs Grants for Giving Program The Sun Times Foundation/Chicago Community Trust Mr. Fred Turner Mr. and Mrs. David Weick Wright Management Co., Inc. $25,000-49,999 Allstate Arena Mr. and Mrs. James Brady Building Services of America Carylon Foundation Christiaan Pretorius Studio* Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Cole Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cumpata Mr. and Mrs. John Dakajos Mr. Ryan Dardis Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Duffy Mr. Ben Erskine FedEx Office Ms. Meg Floersch Mr. Rich Floersch Mrs. Maura Havenga Dr. A. J. Hotaling Mr. and Mrs. Paul Huebener Illinois PGA Foundation Interface Flooring* Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Kaufman Ken's Beverage, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Greg T. Koerner Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kregor Leo Burnett Company Mr. Bill's Century Ride Mr. and Mrs. Rich Melman Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Nevins Noland Sales* Nordstrom Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olson Mr. Kevin M. Ozan Pinnacle Performance Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Auxiliary Board Mr. and Mrs. Todd Schaefer Ms. Karen Simon Mr. and Mrs. Lovie Smith The Field Foundation of Illinois Mr. and Mrs. John Tracy We Clean Maintenance & Supplies, Inc.* $10,000-24,999 S20* ACS Aileen S. Andrew Family Foundation Antunovich Associates Mr. and Mrs. Joe Antunovich Ms. Gloria Badiner Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Baker Mr. and Mrs. Rick Barrett Mr. Jeff Bayer Bears Care Beavers Holdings Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Brunner Mr. and Mrs. Blanton Canady Mr. and Mrs. John Carnagio Mr. and Mrs. Maneesh K. Chawla Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Consolo Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Cronin Mr. and Mrs. John De Carrier Mr. and Mrs. Herve' De La Vauvre Denis Savard Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ray DeThorne Mr. Eric Donovan

Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Doody Eli and Dina Field Family Foundation Festival of Children Foundation Five Star Audiovisual, Inc. Five Star Audiovisual, Inc.* Florida Plastics International Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Glass Ms. Lesley Prizant Goodman Mr. and Mrs. William Gundlach Mr. and Mrs. Michael Haberkorn Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Haggerty Jr. Ms. Nancy Henn Living Trust Ms. Lindsay Hickey Hoys International* Illinois Association of Jr. High Student Councils Jewell Events Catering Mr. and Mrs. J C Kennedy Kinsella Landscape Inc.* Mr. and Mrs. Ken Koziol Dr. and Mrs. Ricardo Laguatan Mr. Dean Lane Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Leonard Leopardo Companies Mr. and Mrs. Ron Lofton Sr. Maron Electric* Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maslick Ms. Zella M. McClure Mr. and Mrs. John R. McDaniel McDonald's Company (Japan) Ltd. McDonald's Greater Chicago Region Micole Foundation Mr. Estate of Lawrence J. Molinelli Mullins Food Products, Inc. Nor-Lake* Mr. and Mrs. James R. Petrowich Phil Stefani Signature Events and Restaurants* Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rensi Rubbermaid Consumer* Mr. Harry Schildkraut* Mr. Mark Shouger Skender Interiors Group LLC Stevenson Crane Service Inc.* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stoddart The Options Clearing Corporation Mr. Bob Tippin TR Biddle Union Pacific Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David B. Vermylen Mr. Denis Weil Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Wheeler William A. Burns Living Trust Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Winbush Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wright Xerox Corporation $5,000-$9,999 ABT Electronics Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abt Acme Refining AMG Charitable Gift Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Edith Andrew Auctions By Cellular LLC AVB BrandSource* Mr. Stephen Bardo Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. Barnett Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. Ms. Monica Boyles Cassiday Schade LLP Chicago Land Chapter of YPO Mrs. Carol Cienkus Mr. Eric Claudio

Color Room Salon & Day Spa Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooney Mr. and Mrs. Tom Covelli Covidien Mr. and Mrs. James De Maria Mr. and Mrs. Matt Dougherty Mr. and Mrs. Howard Draft East Balt, Inc. Mr. Gregory Ellison Mr. and Mrs. Dave Evans Mr. and Mrs. Mike Flores Fresh Farms Mr. and Mrs. James Gannon Golden State Foods Mr. and Mrs. Pancho Gonzalez Mr. and Mrs. James J. Gotch Ms. Michelle Greenwood Mr. and Mrs. Brian Griffith H & K International Mr. Almous Harrod Hinsdale Bank & Trust Hub 51 Ms. Catherine Hufford J.R. Simplot Company Kick Off for Kids Mr. and Mrs. John R. Knazur Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kotynek Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Lott M. Block And Sons, Inc. Ms. Judy Majic Mr. and Mrs. Matt Mitchell Mrs. Janice Nelson Mr. Jim Norberg Mr. and Mrs. Brian Friel Mr. Tom Parisi Mr. Joe Pavalon Mr. Theodore F. Perlman Mr. Duane Phillips Prairie Capital Advisors Reed Family Foundation Richard E. Frain Charitable Foundation Mr. John W. Robbins RR Donnelley Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Tim Rudderow Ms. Patricia Schoenberg Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Sestak Ms. Laura Shallow Mr. and Mrs. Steve Silvers Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Smith Mr. and Mrs. Russ Smyth Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stabile Mr. Jeffrey Steren Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stone Mr. Sven Sykes Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Taylor The Northridge Group The Schrage Shoe Golf Tournament Tommy R's Catering* Ms. Cristina Vilella Wiesbrook PTA William Blair & Company Foundation XR Trading $2,500-$4,999 023-Alpha Tau Omega A Finkl & Sons ABT Electronics* Altametrics AMCOL International Mr. Bob Arnolde Artists and Brands LLC Mr. and Mrs. Salim Asrawi Ms. Lora Batdorff

Mr. Mark Bazzetta Ms. Louise Berezny Ms. Cathy E. Berk Ms. Mary Bishop Mr. and Mrs. David Boggess Mr. Greg Booth Ms. Cindy Borland Cedar Hill Associates, LLC Mr. Eric A. Ceputis Charlie Trotter's Chips Manufacturing Chiro One Wellness Centers LLC Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Chmiel Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Clarke Ms. Ginny Conners Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Convery Mr. and Mrs. Mike Corbett Mr. Todd Coughlan Mr. Peter Crist Curtis Design* Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dick Mr. and Ms. Craig Donath Egg Harbor Cafe Management Co Ms. Brenda Elliott Enterprise Holdings Foundation Eurowest Ewing-Dougherty* Florida Plastics Spirit Team Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Forsell Gerber Collision & Glass Mr. James Hoag and Mrs. Marcia Glenn Glenview State Bank Global Experience Specialists, Inc Mr. Jose Gonzalez Rodiguez Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gorsky Mr. Bryan Grane Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gross Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. HAVI Global Solutions Holland & Knight LLP Mr. and Ms. Matthew Hulsizer Insight Ms. Ubong Ituen Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Buddig John F. and Joan P. Mullins Charitable Foundation Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program Ms. Tara Kamradt Mr. Marc Kaplanes Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Clifford E. Koroll Mr. Dale Laidlaw Ms. Latanya Lane-Albala Mr. and Dr. Lederhausen M&M Mars Martin-Brower Company Mr. Greg McMaster Mrs. Helen Melchior Mikey Corbett Children's Cancer Fund,Inc. Ms. Phyllis Mohlar Murphy Paving & Sealcoating, Inc. Nawara Financial Advisors Mr. John Neal NEC Display Solutions NetJets, Inc. New York Jewelers Mr. Bruce Norgan Ken Norgan's McDonald's Stores OSI Industries Mr. Bob Pancoast Mr. and Mrs. John Perrone Polk Bros. Foundation Project Leadership Associates, Inc.

Mr. Greg Purcell Mr. Rick Radek Restaurant Technologies Inc Rexam Beverage Can Company Dr. Ruby Roy and Dr. Thomas Busse Mr. Ed Schmitt Security Lighting Systems Mr. Joe Silich Ms. Nancy Slattery Mr. John Sterling Sun Trading Mr. and Mrs. Michael S Teitelbaum The Horton Group Ms. Christina Thomas Toyota Financial Services Central Region Trucking TRM Unilock Chicago, Inc.* Van Cleef & Arpels Verizon Business VIP Valet Services, Inc. Whitney Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Willett Mr. and Mrs. James Willett Wing Hamlin Company, Inc. Wintrust Commercial Banking Mrs. JoAnne Zieman Ms. Andi Zwit $1-$2,499 5468 donors These generous individuals are part of the William A. Burns Legacy Giving Society, which has been established to provide planned endowment opportunities that will benefit RMHCCNI. Jose and Mary Amario Frances Broker Sergeant William A. Burns Don Crosby Mary and Terry Dillon Jan Fields and Doug Wilkins The Floersch Family Bruce D. Hill Donna M. Huhn The Kotynek Family Irene Kowalczyk Wilhelmine E. Long Mae K. Martin Denise and Rick McKinney Zena Miller Sheila Musolino Lorraine Nelson Ken Norgan Ida R. Peterson The Porter Family Howard and Kathryn Silver The Thompson Family Nancy, Mary and Nicholas Yakovatz We gratefully acknowledge gifts received durind fiscal year 2012. Although every effot is made to avoid errors, occasionally an error may occur. Please accept our sincere apologies if your name has been omitted or incorrectly spelled or listed. We would appreciate it if you would notify us so we can make corrections to our records. Please contact Jim DeMaria at 630-623-5551.

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Donors 2012

Mr. Edward F. Powrozek Ms. Marsha Serlin Square D / Schneider Electric* Tempurpedic* The Coca-Cola Company The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Don Thompson United Scrap Metal, Inc. USG Foundation Women's Auxiliary for the RMH near Lurie Children's


Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Financial Statements (in Dollars) As of December 31, 2012 For a full copy of the RMHC-CNI 2012 Financial Audit prepared by Plante & Moran PLLC, go to www.ronaldhousechicago.org

Balance Sheet Assets 2012 2011 Cash and Cash Equivalents 2,052,076 1,833,693 Investments 1,343,248 1,148,527 Due from Unrestricted Fund - 75,980 Contributions Receivable 3,988,529 6,422,997 Prepaid Expenses 241,838 306,051 Assets held for resale 1,130,000 Property and Equipment (net of accumulated depreciation) 55,694,549 44,739,795 Total Assets 64,450,240 54,527,043 Liabilities and Net Assets Accounts and Grants Payable 230,168 1,878,497 Due to Permanently Restricted Fund - 75,980 Construction Contract Retainage - 1,136,799 Deposits 50,000 50,000 Line of Credit - 6,045,618 Long term debt 10,259,077 Related Party Payable Advance on Contractual Proceeds - 3,703 Deferred Revenue 60,485 Advance on Contractual Proceeds - 400,000 Accrued Expenses 697,906 2,053,102 Total Liabilities 11,297,636 11,643,699 Net Assets 53,152,604 42,883,344 Total Liabilities and Net Assets 64,450,240 54,527,043

Income Statement Support and Revenue Fundraising Events (net) Other Contributions Other Revenue Room Rental and House Operations Net realized and Unrealized Gain on Investments Interest and Dividends Gain on sale of fixed assets Rental income Total Support and Revenue


2012 4,881,238 6,799,544 225,159 178,212 15,601 4,982,606 169,056 17,251,416

2011 2,958,283 5,705,097 155,159 (147,039) 40,008 - 8,711,508

Expenses Program Services House Operations 4,712,698 3,124,072 Grants and Scholarships 385,849 297,766 Indirect Fundraising Costs 630,621 727,431 Management and General 1,037,785 726,736 Total Expenses 6,766,953 4,876,005 Change in Net Assets 10,269,260 3,619,776 Transfer of Net Assets 0 0 Net Assets, Beginning of Year 42,883,344 39,263,568 Net Assets, End of Year 53,152,604 42,883,344


Exceeding Financial Standards40%

Your Donations At Work



Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities 0% BBB Standard Yes No




75% 75% 65% 65% BBB Standard BBB Standard


House Operations


Grants & Scholarships


Indirect Fundraising Costs




Spend no more than 35% of related contributions on fund raising Related contributions include donations, legacies, and other gifts received as a result of fund raising efforts. Yes 40% 40% 30% 30% 20% 20% 10% 10% 0% 0%

16% No House Operations

35% 35%

Grants & Scholarships Indirect Fundraising Costs

19% 19%


70% BBB Standard BBB Standard


Avoid accumulating funds that could be used for current program activities. To meet this standard, the charity’s unrestricted net assets available for use should not be more than three times the size of the past year’s expenses or three times the size of the current year’s budget, whichever is higher. Yes

9% 9%



RMHC-CNI adheres to the Better Business Bureau’s Standards for Charitable 20% were as follows: Accountability* in 2012 our results versus the Standards

75% 75% 70% 70% 65% 65% 60% 60%

BBB Standard



5% No 5%

*The BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. The Standards seek to ensure that the charity spends its funds honestly, prudently and in accordance with statements made in fund raising appeals.

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2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Mike Kotynek, Chairman Emeritus Paul Huebener, Chairman Dave Pojman, Vice Chairman Mary Haggerty, Treasurer Todd Schaefer, Secretary Jim Brady Steve Brunner Melvin Buckley Bill Budig

NEW BOARD MEMBERS IN 2013: Mark Butterly, M.D. John Carnagio Maneesh Chawla Michael Cronin Carmen DeCarrier Mark Duffy Joe Endress Meg Floersch Mary Herrmann Jodi Keller-Wheeler

Bill Keyser Greg Koerner Mike Kregor Patty Kryscha Dean Lane Mary Leonard Sheila Musolino Lorraine Nelson Tim Nevins Lisa Newman

Jim Norberg John O’Keefe Jim Petrowich Brian Salerno Charlie Stone Liz Thompson Michael Thompson

Ryan Baker Jeff Cantalupo Ryan Dardis Ray DeThorne Diane Donald Pancho Gonzalez Nicholas Karavites Cam Kennedy Cliff Koroll Dave Lewis

Rick McGrath Kevin Ozan Ram Reddy Jon Zindel

Ronald McDonald House near University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital 5444 S. Drexel Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 (773) 324-5437 (773) 493-2905 fax

Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center Tripp Ave. at Air Mail Rd. P. O. Box 7002 Hines, IL 60141 (708) 327-2273 (708) 327-6000 fax

Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital 4410 W. 93rd Street Oak Lawn, IL 60453 (708) 423-5285 (708) 423-5658 fax

Family Room in Edward Hospital 801 S. Washington St. Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 527-3800


RMHC-CNI OFFICE 1301 W. 22nd Street Suite 905 Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 (630) 623-5300 (630) 623-0808 fax

Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s 211 E. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 888-2500 (312) 464-0689 fax