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40 Years of Love

Anniversary Gala

On June 30, 1982, the Albany Ronald McDonald House welcomed its very first guests. Since then, more than 20,000 families have experienced the warm embrace of “The House That Love Built,” and each year, the depth and breadth of services offered by Ronald McDonald House Charities grows.

On June 30, 2022, we will celebrate 40 Years of Love with a one-of-a-kind, anniversary gala at the Albany Capital Center. An amazing volunteer committee is planning an incredible birthday celebration, where all in attendance will experience the mission and the magic of RMHC-CR. Please join us!

Collage of photos representing 40 years of RMHC of the Capital Region

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

RMHC of the Capital Region is pleased to recognize four individuals whose commitment to our mission has had a profound impact on children and families over the last 40 years:

Dr. Bill Cromie

Ellen Strait

Janis Koshgarian MSN RN
Nurse Manager, Pediatric ICU
Albany Med

Debbie Ross
Resident House Director


Date: June 30, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207


  • CBS6 News Anchor Liz Bishop and B95.5 Program Director Chad O’Hara as masters of ceremonies
  • Reflections from families served by RMHC-CR in each of the last four decades
  • Presentation of four Distinguished Service Awards
  • Custom décor capturing the essence of RMHC for all in attendance
  • Gourmet cuisine and open bar by Mazzone Hospitality
  • Exciting live and silent auctions
  • And much more!