Looking back at the past 30 years: From the desk of our CEO

Our Ronald McDonald House Charities blog: Come on in!

By Larry Mathieson: CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern & Central Alberta

When I started working for Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta we were designing the new Ronald McDonald House in Calgary and just starting to raise money to build it. As we were about to take on a significant step in the societies evolution we reached out to former Board members and volunteers. The original Board had come together in the eighties to raise the money and build Calgary’s first Ronald McDonald House. I had the opportunity to meet many of these individuals who had such passion and foresight.

Original Board

Over the years I have often wondered if that original Board realized how many lives they would touch and impact by forming this society and building Calgary’s Ronald McDonald House. In those days we weren’t Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta or Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern Alberta- we were…

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