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Become an Annual Partner

Give strength, courage, hope and love to hundreds of children and families each year
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Children in our community face serious health challenges every day of the year, with many coming to the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med for the best medical treatment. At Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, we work around the clock to ensure that these children and their families are fully supported, so they can remain focused on getting better.

Through our core programs, we offer access to quality health care with a family-centered approach. We help families stay close to each other, near the care they need, and we bring resources directly to children and families where they need them most. All of our services — from meals and overnight accommodations at the Ronald McDonald House to the magic of a stay at the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat — are provided completely free of charge.

Our Annual Partners help us deliver these critical services all year long. Their support provides hundreds of children and families throughout the year with the strength, courage, hope and love needed during the most difficult days of their lives.

Are you interested in becoming an Annual Partner and supporting hundreds of children and families in need? Please contact Sue Nigra, Major Gift Officer, at (518) 438-2655 to discuss partnership opportunities.

Partner Benefits

In addition to helping families in need, annual partners enjoy a myriad of benefits including recognition at each of our signature events throughout the year. Learn more about the events slated for 2022 below:

Radiothon

Radiothon graphic with microphoneThe RMHC-CR Radiothon — held annually in late January — airs across Albany Broadcasting‘s entire family of stations. This signature event engages hundreds of supporters across the Capital Region and raises more than $100,000 a year to support children and families in need. Radiothon sponsors enjoy extensive benefits, including frequent on-air mentions and live interview opportunities.

40 Years of Love

40 Years of Love graphicThe Albany Ronald McDonald House first opened its doors on June 30, 1982. Since then, more than 20,000 families have experienced the warm embrace of “The House That Love Built.” On June 30, 2022, we will celebrate our 40th anniversary with a one-of-a-kind gala at the Albany Capital Center. Sponsors will be recognized in numerous ways before, during and after the main event.

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts

Holding Hands Holding Hearts graphic with family silhouette under autumn leavesIntroduced virtually in 2020 and repeated in 2021, Holding Hands, Holding Hearts has allowed us to continue to raise critical funds for the mission of RMHC-CR in the face of COVID-19. In 2022, we look forward to converting this event into an in-person gathering, giving sponsors an opportunity to network, share stories and receive substantial visibility benefits.

Other benefits include partner recognition online and in print, as well as exclusive events and opportunities for company representatives. Please contact Sue Nigra at (518) 438-2655 or email snigra@rmhcofalbany.org to discuss all benefits and partnership options.

Did you know…

  • 92% of Americans have a more positive image of companies that support a cause
  • 89% of U.S. shoppers would switch to a brand associated with a good cause when comparing products of similar price and quality
  • 88% of U.S. consumers are more loyal to brands that support a cause
  • 81% of Americans would tell friends and family about a company’s cause-related efforts

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