EIN 39-1433107

Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin

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Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. keeps families together and promotes the health and well-being of children through its home environment and supportive family programs. The organization provides guest rooms, which more than 51,000 families from around the world have called "home" since 1984. Additionally, the organization opened its first family room program in August 2021, located within the Rogers Behavioral Health's Ladish Family Center on its Oconomowoc campus, offering families respite, snacks, and beverages.
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Program areas at Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin

House program - Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. Provides guest rooms and offers supportive family programs. Since 1984, more than 51,000 families from around the world have called this Ronald Mcdonald House "home". Last year, we served 1,835 families. While about 75% of our families come from Wisconsin, many families traveled from across the united states to seek the life-giving medical care at children's Wisconsin, rogers behavioral health, and other area hospitals. We serve up to 70 families each day and were able to serve almost every family who needed our House during 2022. On average, our families stay with us for just over 17 days; however over 53% families stay were for longer than 30 days. Each family who stays at the rmhc can stay for as long as their child is receiving medical treatment. We suggest a donation of $20 a night from our families, when the cost is over $115 per night. Last year, only 17% of our families were able to contribute the suggested $20 a night, however, no one is ever turned away for their inability to pay. The majority of our support comes from private funding through special events and donors. Although the Mcdonald's corporation does not provide direct financial support, the Mcdonald's owner/operators and its customers in southeastern and northeastern Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan generously provide support through various fundraising activities including donation boxes at Mcdonald's restaurants. Last year, these important efforts contributed to about 5% of the annual revenue. Our programs would not be possible without our community of over 350 volunteers. Every single day, our volunteers help keep the House running smoothly and efficiently through a host of responsibilities including orienting our families when they check in, cleaning the rooms after they check-out, driving the shuttle van to and from the hospital, small maintenance projects and sharing our story in our community. We would not be able to keep our doors open without our caring and loving volunteers.the Ronald Mcdonald House offers more than a place to stay. Parents and children find a warm and compassionate environment with many programs and initiatives to support them during a very stressful time in their lives. In addition to comfortable rooms, we have kitchens, a computer lab, laundry facilities, play areas and a reflection room. We are also proud of our programs and a few highlights from last year include: since march of 2020, the covid pandemic resulted in additional restrictions put in place to minimize the viral spread. We proudly were able to remain open and continue welcoming families to rmhc. Although our operations have been different due to covid protocols, in 2022, we were still able to offer compassionate care to 1,835 families for 15,953 nights.family dinner program - this program provides a wonderful way for families to support each other as well as further reduce their financial burden. We were able to provide 284 meals to our families in 2022, including volunteer-prepared lunches-2-go and make-ahead meals.expressive therapy - our art therapists use a creative process to guide families towards a place of healing, reconciliation and hope. Therapists provide support and a safe place for families to reflect on the intense feelings surrounding a child's illness or injury and its affect on the entire family using creativity as the primary method of communication. The results have been inspiring. Our families have opened up their hearts, explored their fears and sadness and allowed their emotional needs to be heard while rebuilding a sense of well-being and hope. Pet therapy - this program provides the opportunity to heal through animal assisted therapy. It promotes social and emotional support provided by specially trained professionals. Dogs and their respective handlers visit the Ronald Mcdonald House multiple times each week. In 2022, we had 152 such visits.secret garden - adjacent to the House is a beautiful outdoor garden with a walking path, gazebo, water element and a patio equipped with gas grills. Our families find solace and fresh air in the beautiful environment. The garden is maintained and cared for by 18 volunteer master gardeners who plant, prune, weed, and care on a daily basis to keep it pristine and beautiful. In 2022, 523 of volunteer hours were provided to maintain the garden. Fifteen garden education classes took place in 2022. The secret garden was a respite during the year when covid prevented us from having live indoor programing. Above all, the Ronald Mcdonald House offers the emotional support and common friendship of other families in very similar situations of having an ill or injured child in the hospital.
Family room program - in august of 2021, the organization's first family room program opened. Located within the rogers behavioral health's ladish family center on its oconomowoc campus, this 2,500 square foot space offers families respite, snacks, beverages, games and other amenities as they support their child in their health journey. During 2022, 404 families made a total of 4,459 visits to the family room.
Hospitality cart - our big, bright, happy wheels hospitality cart brings cheer to children's Wisconsin (cw) families. In 2022, the happy wheels cart made 152 trips throughout the hospital, delivering snacks, toys, books and other items to 2,670 patients and families.

Grants made by Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Ascension Wisconsin FoundationTo Support the Dental Clinic Program Called "miles of Smiles" Which Provides Dental Services To Milwaukee's Underserved Youth.$175,000

Who funds Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)See Part Iv - D$378,055
Schwab Charitable FundHealth$189,990
National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN IncGrowth$150,750
...and 45 more grants received totalling $1,463,748

Personnel at Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin

Ann PetriePresident and Chief Executive Officer$238,022
Badger LiquorSenior Vice President of Human Resources
Bridget KesnerDirector of Philanthropy$107,183
David FriederTreasurer$0
Andrea JonasChairperson$0
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,332,145
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$216,456
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$204,773
Net income from fundraising events$-122,222
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$6,631,152

Form 990s for Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-06-17990View PDF
2019-122020-08-10990View PDF
2018-122019-06-19990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-09-27990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 3, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from Lori and Rick Rosmann Foundation
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $40,000 from Sensient Technologies Foundation
April 9, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
November 6, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Public health orgsHealth organizationsYouth service charitiesCharities
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
8948 Watertown Plank Rd
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Metro area
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
Milwaukee County, WI
Website URL
(414) 475-5333
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
E86: Patient Services
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
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