Our Relationship With McDonald’s

Founding Mission Partner

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester (RMHC) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. While we are neither owned nor operated by McDonald’s, the McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Greater Rochester are an integral part of our history and a vital source of ongoing support.

McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Greater Rochester have been supporting Ronald McDonald House programs since 1990 when, in collaboration with the University of Rochester Medical Center and generous donors, they provided startup funding for the Westmoreland House. They subsequently contributed to the opening of the House Within the Hospital in 2005.

Throughout the years, the McDonald’s Owner/Operators have remained steady contributors, helping fund program and facility expansions, serving as board members, volunteers, event sponsors, and inspiring the involvement of McDonald’s suppliers and employees. In Addition, they have encouraged and collected contributions from McDonald’s customers to benefit RMHCR.