Room Sponsorship

Room Sponsorship

Sponsor a room at the House for a family in need.

If it wasn’t for the love and charity that makes this place what it is, we would have been forced to sleep in the car.

Father of two-year-old Thomas

Happy family smiling and eating at the dinner table at the Akron HouseThe Room Sponsorship Program provides the opportunity for individuals, corporations and foundations to play a vital support role in the lives of families whose children are receiving treatment at area medical centers.

Families staying at our 55-family Cleveland or 42-family Akron Ronald McDonald House experience a sense of comfort, normalcy, comradery and compassion that helps them remain strong for their children. Spacious private rooms, beautiful common areas, daily meals and other amenities ease their stress and financial burdens, allowing them to focus on their children’s care.

What Your Room Sponsorship Means to Families

  • Families are asked to donate $20 per night toward the operating costs. Not including meals and other amenities, the actual cost is about $100/night.
  • On average, 50% or more of families cannot afford to donate all or part of that, resulting in more nearly $400,00 in uncollected room revenue annually.
  • The family contribution is often reduced or waived in cases of financial hardship. No family is ever turned away due to inability to pay.

Inside this room, we got to focus on our daughter's health. We didn't have to worry about meals. We felt safe.

The Plunkett Family

Woman holding infant at the Cleveland HouseAnnual Guest Room Sponsorships

You can sponsor a room at the Akron or Cleveland Ronald McDonald House for $5,000 per year. In addition to the knowledge that you are helping to provide crucial support to families during difficult times, your gift is commemorated with:

  • Signage / plaque at the entrance to your sponsored room, featuring your individual/company/foundation name
  • Recognition in the annual impact report, social media, e-newsletter and on the website of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio
  • Quarterly correspondence illustrating the impact of your gift

To discuss this opportunity at the Akron House, please contact Aristea Tzouloufis, Chief Development Officer, South at atzouloufis@rmhcneo.org or (330) 253-5400 x1109.

To discuss this opportunity at the Cleveland House, please contact Sara Schoonmaker, Development Coordinator at sschoonmaker@rmhcneo.org or (216) 229-5757 x1134.

Learn about Permanent Room Sponsorship and Naming Opportunities.

Thank You to Our Generous Annual Guest Room Sponsors

Akron House

3M Employees – Medina, OH
Alpha Delta Pi – University of Akron Chapter
Buckeye Corrugated
Cargill Salt
Incept Corporation
John Hinds
In loving memory of Cindy Harry
Joyfully celebrating Amelia Hartong
Kent Elastomer Products Inc, Corporate Office
Kent Elastomer Products Inc, Winesburg Facility
Kent Elastomer Products Inc, Mogadore Facility
Kent Elastomer Products Inc, Kent Facility
Don & Sandy Leeper
Tom Locke
The Sisler-McFawn Foundation
The Alan & Janice Woll Family Fund

Cleveland House

The Ahuja Foundation
Akeelah’s Room
Alpha Delta Pi-Ashland University
Alpha Delta Pi-Mount Union
Anonymous
Art Form Nurseries
Mr. & Mrs. Michael and Patty Artino
AT&T Pioneers
In Memory of Angel Bea
Bill Busby
The Edward F. Crawford Foundation (3)
In Memory of Glen, Helen, & Jimmy Daniels
Lois, Larry, & Jeff Davis (2)
The George H. Deuble Foundation
In Honor of Barb Fisher and all volunteers
Angie Fowler’s Room – Char & Chuck Fowler
Steve and Debbie Gratto
The Steve and Maureen Harris Family Charitable Fund
HMT Associates
In Honor of Emily and Jim Hodgman
INSIGHT2PROFIT (2)
Jeremy Cares
Kaiden Kares
Mel and Lola Kamins
Karma Foundation
In Gratitude For: Michael, Grace, Ellie, Andrew & Anna
Julia Malinky
The McCartney Family
Dennis and Elizabeth Nash Family
Mrs. Iris November
Quicken Loans
PMA Company, in Honor of Anderson Dubose
Honoring Ryan, Ian, Abby, Matthew, Jared, & Eli
The Colin Scheetz Family Foundation (2)
The Sherwin-Williams Company/The Sherwin-Williams Women’s Club
Morgan Patrick Strauss
Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio
Tapper Charitable Foundation
Truline Industries, Inc. (2)
ViewPoint Wealth Partners

Permanent Guest Room Sponsorship

For individuals, groups, corporations or foundations desiring to make a significant gift to support families on an ongoing basis, Permanent Room Sponsorships are available. Your $50,000 donation allows families staying in your room to know they have your steadfast support in their greatest hours of need. Families for years to come will feel it every time they see your plaque outside their door. In addition to the benefits of annual room sponsorship, permanent room sponsors are recognized with a larger, permanent plaque and honored in selected events.

Naming opportunities for common area and selected programs are available for those who wish to leave a legacy.

To discuss options, please contact:

Thank You to Our Generous Permanent Guest Room Sponsors

Akron House

Alpha Delta Pi Sorority – University of Akron Chapter
Dee & Rennick Andreoli
The Blickle Family
Bridgestone Invitational and Northeast Ohio Golf Charities
In Memory of Ruth A. Collins From Her Daughter Anne Collins
In Memory of Jane Fawcett Comunale
William H. and Rebecca D. Considine
In appreciation of my care and recovery so many years ago…Judi Dalton
Dillard’s of Summit Mall
FirstEnergy Foundation
The Walter Henry Freygang Foundation
Always in our memories, Forever in our hearts, Jay and Richard Heidman, Alyssa Apostolakis
Huntington Akron Foundation
Junior Women’s Civic Club Founded 1946
Longbridge Wealth Advisors Jack Elgin & Neven Zelich
Mr. & Mrs. Philip H. Maynard
The Maynard Family Foundation
M.G. O’Neil Foundation
Don & Cindy Misheff
The Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation
Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump
Roger Read in loving memory of Judy Read
In Honor of the RMHA Staff and the Families They Serve
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc. Celebrating our 30th anniversary & legacy 1987-2017
Rubber City and Zip City McDonald’s Restaurants
Showers Family Foundation
The Timken Foundation of Canton
The Wildflower Foundation
In Honor of John W. Zachardy

Cleveland House

Ames Family Foundation
The Andrews Foundation
Eaton
Sam J. Frankino Foundation
The Hershey Foundation
Doug, Judy, James & Jeff Hubbard
La-Z-Boy
Lincoln Electric Foundation
Mont Granite
Debra Ann November
PRADCO
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Volunteers
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Gil and Lori Van Bokkelen
Wells Fargo