20th Annual Radiothon raises more than ever before

Collage of children's faces and 2021 Radiothon check

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region is thrilled to announce that our 20th Annual Radiothon — presented by Capital Bank, in partnership with Albany Broadcasting and Crossgates Mall — is officially our most successful Radiothon ever! Over the course of two days, as dozens of families whose lives have been touched by Ronald McDonald House Charities shared their stories over the airwaves, more than 800 individual donors stepped up to pledge their support. In total, the 20th Annual Radiothon raised an incredible $157,190 — enough to fund 1,965 nights of comfort, hope and love!








We are deeply grateful to each and every person who made a gift to support our mission during the 2021 Radiothon. Each January, the Radiothon helps set the stage for all of the critical work we do throughout the year. The outpouring of generosity during this 20th anniversary year — as we continue to meet the needs of families in the face of an ongoing pandemic — has truly blown us away. Thank you for tuning in and stepping up to help us provide more comfort, more hope and more love to children and families in need.


Many of our beloved guest families graciously shared their stories on the air during the 2021 Radiothon. Their personal accounts reached countless listeners, helping people understand the true impact that RMHC of the Capital Region has on families whose children are facing serious health challenges. Thanks to our friends at Albany Broadcasting, you can listen to some of these interviews again here:

Amanda B. shares her story on B95.5

Everything was taken care of for us. You can't put a price tag on that especially when you're under so much stress.

Josh shares his story on 100.9 The Cat

It's like a second home for us. We've become so close with the people there. Everybody that walks through that door is like family.

Glenn & Amber share their story on Magic 590 am | 100.5 fm

To have a place - a safe haven - like the Ronald McDonald House is just a godsend for people.

Amanda D. shares her story on Fly 92.3

It was so reassuring knowing I was going somewhere that night and everything was there for me, and I did not have to think about anything other than my son and what he was going through.

Natalie shares her story on Jamz 96.3

They help you feel comfortable in such an uncomfortable situation...they make you feel like you're not so far away from home.


We would especially like to thank our dedicated sponsors and community partners for their support of this year’s Radiothon. In addition to making this two-day event possible, sponsors generously matched more than 300 nights worth of donations received from individual supporters. We are grateful to these local businesses for all they do to support our mission.

2021 Radiothon Sponsors

Still need to fulfill your 2021 Radiothon pledge? You can complete your donation online at rmhcofalbany.org/radiothon. Thank you again for your support!