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40 Years of Love

Anniversary Gala

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Large group of guests standing in ballroom of 40 Years of Love gala

By Matt McClosky Photography
Password: RMHC-CR-2022

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Stephen & Briana Sudarto pose in front of step and repeat backdrop at RMHC-CR 40 Years of Love Gala

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Albany Med logo
McDonald's Logo recognizing Capital Region operators

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, celebrated 40 Years of Love with a one-of-a-kind, anniversary gala at the Albany Capital Center. An amazing volunteer committee planned an incredible birthday celebration, where all in attendance were able to experience the mission and the magic of RMHC-CR.


  • CBS6 News Anchor Liz Bishop and B95.5 Program Director Chad O’Hara as masters of ceremonies
  • Heartwarming stories from families served by RMHC-CR over the last four decades
  • Distinguished Service Awards presentation
  • Exciting live and silent auctions, with gourmet cuisine and open bar by Mazzone Hospitality

Honorary Co-Chairs

Andrea Crisafulli Headshot

Andrea Crisafulli
Crisafulli Bros.

Anders Tomson Headshot

Anders Tomson
Capital Bank

Honorary Committee

Arnoff Moving & Storage
Joyce Austin
Axiom Capital Corp.
Tom & Laurie Baldwin
Jaclyn A. Brilling, Esq. & Michael J. Horgan, M.D.*
Kirsten Broschinsky & Solon Boomer-Jenks
Camelot Print & Copy Centers*
CAP COM Federal Credit Union*
Catskill Hudson Bank
David & Darlene Clark*
Community Bank
Lorraine & John D’Aleo
Ken & Nancy Damato
Carole & R. Wayne Diesel
Dr. David J. & JoAnn N. Duquette
Christopher & Christine Edwards
Don & Lori Emery
Mr. & Mrs. John J. Ferguson
Jason & Kathy Fernau
A. Garry Finkell
Eric D. Foster, MD
GE Renewable Energy, Digital Services**
Maureen Geis
Great Home Mortgage of NY*
Gretchen Meyer Financial
Roger Grout & Linda Herron
Anita N. Hanaburgh
Barbara Hoehn
Hometown Health Centers*
Canon Kay Carol Hotaling, FHC
Dr. David E. Jacobsen
Gerald Jennings
E. Stewart Jones, Jr. & Kimberly Sanger Jones
Robert & Jocelyn Kivort
Sara & Joel Kremer
Lili Kuo
La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, Latham, NY*
Magliocca Stores, Inc.
Massry Family*
Michele Matuszek
Lindsey & Daniel Miller*
MVP Health Care*
New York Oncology Hematology*
John Nigro & Karen Writer
Adele & Peter O’Connell
Barbara E. Ostrov, MD, Chair of Pediatrics, Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med
Marna & Earl Redding
William & Michelle Reid
Relentless Awareness*
Rosenblum Development Corp.
Steve & Deb Ross
Nancy Rudolph
Patrick & Michele Ryan
St. Peter’s Health Partners*
Jill T. Sandhaas & Edward S. Lurie
Tom Santa Barbara
Security Plumbing & Heating Supply
Cynthia & Herb Shultz
T&J Electrical Associates
Matthew Tangorre & Danielle Tangorre, Esq.*
Ingegerd Tomson
Tomson Family*
Kimmy & Brendan Venter
Tina & Robert Woodward

* denotes table sponsor

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 with a child at the Albany Ronald McDonald House

Dr. Bill Cromie

RMHC Volunteer Ellen Strait with a child in the Royal Retreat room at the Albany Ronald McDonald House

Ellen Strait

PICU Nurse Manager Janis Koshgarian stands beside the RMHC-CR Hospitality Cart at Albany Med

Janis Koshgarian MSN
Nurse Manager, Pediatric ICU
Albany Med

Resident House Director Debbie Ross laughs with a child at the Albany Ronald McDonald House

Debbie Ross
Resident House Director

Annual Partners

The following corporate partners play a critical role in ensuring that RMHC of the Capital Region is able to deliver essential support and services to children and families throughout the year:

Capital Bank logo
Crisafulli Bros. logo

Guest Family Support


R.J. Valente Companies logo

After Party

RMHC-CR Board of Directors

Anniversary Video

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy LLP
Paesan's Pizza Logo


Modern Press logo
Mohawk Logo

Food & Drink

CDPHP logo

Anita N. Hanaburgh

McCain Logo


JoAnn & David Duquette

Fusco Personnel Logo

A. Garry Finkell


110 Grill Logo
Coca Cola Logo
Great Home Mortgage of NY Logo