RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF GREATER LAS VEGAS INC

Keeping Families Close

Las Vegas, NV   |  www.rmhlv.org

Mission

Believing that every child deserves a safe and supportive place to grow, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education, and well-being of children in our community. The Ronald McDonald House® is the cornerstone program of RMHC and provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children. RMHC also fulfills its mission through the Ronald McDonald Family Room, the Lunch Is On Us! Program, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Dental Program, and the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program.

Ruling year info

1995

Chief Executive Officer

Alyson McCarthy

Main address

2323 Potosi St

Las Vegas, NV 89146 USA

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EIN

94-3108570

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Faced with a child's illness, life stops overnight and parents enter a world of fear and worry. For parents who don't live close to the medical care their child needs, there's an added stress. Distance. Most families have to travel hours for treatment. Living expenses quickly add up. Long drives, lost jobs, worried siblings, sleeping in cars. Being far from family and friends. These are extra burdens no family should have to experience.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ronald McDonald House

As the only facility of its kind in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Ronald McDonald House provides an oasis of comfort and care for families during a stressful and unsure time in their lives. The Ronald McDonald House is the cornerstone program of RMHC and provides temporary housing, healthy home-made meals, transportation, and other supportive services for families who travel to Las Vegas for their child’s medical care.

We know that families are stronger when they are together and their presence helps a sick child cope better. Research even shows that while we cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatment, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to support their critically ill or injured child’s recovery in the hospital.

Population(s) Served
Families

In an effort to provide access to dental care for underserved children in rural Nevada, RMHC of Greater Las Vegas, in partnership with Nevada Health Center’s Miles for Smiles, launched a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program - a mobile dental unit that delivers care directly to children in their own neighborhoods. Research indicates that Nevada ranks 49th in the nation in access to dental care and experiences among the highest rates of decay in the nation. Children who don’t receive preventive and primary care are at greater risk for serious and long-term health problems.
Pain from dental disease restricts a child’s ability to eat, affects their nutrition, sleep patterns, ability to play or participate in sports, and experience healthy social growth and development. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program directly addresses these issues.
The program serves Elko, White Pine, Humboldt, Eureka and Lander counties in Nevada, making scheduled visits to accessible locations like schools, churches and community centers. Thousands of children who would otherwise go without dental care are currently being served through the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program.
The vehicle was designed and built specifically for the purpose of providing dental care, and houses two dental hygiene / treatment rooms, a lab with x-ray capabilities, and reception and records area. A variety of services are offered through the program, including restorative and preventive dental care; dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle education; referrals and follow-up treatment. The program also helps eligible families obtain government-assisted insurance.
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is fully staffed with dentists, dental hygienists and support staff. Nevada Health Center’s Miles for Smiles facilitates the program, overseeing the scheduling, staffing and maintenance of the vehicle. Miles for Smiles also has their own mobile dental units in Las Vegas

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program is a partnership between RMHC, McDonald’s, and local community organizations. The scholarships help students who have limited access to career and educational opportunities, and is part of RMHC & McDonald’s ongoing commitment to education. McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Greater Las Vegas and The Las Vegas Review Journal help support the program by contributing a portion of every Review Journal newspaper sold in participating McDonald’s restaurants. Since 2002, over $1 million in newspaper contributions have been donated to the RMHC Scholarship Program!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

During regular hospital visits, volunteers noticed that several parents staying at their children’s bed side weren’t eating. So RMHC began delivering sack lunches to these families on a weekly basis. Since the program began in 2004, volunteers have prepared and delivered over 73,000 lunches to families and have brought stuffed animals, toys and games for the children staying at University Medical Center (UMC) and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. Thanks to a grant from The MGM Mirage Voice Foundation, over 28,000 lunches will be delivered in 2009 – that’s 550 lunches each week! RMHC volunteers also noted that many injured or sick children and their families were waiting for several hours to be treated at local emergency rooms. In an effort to relieve some of the anxiety experienced by these families, RMHC prepares activity bags for children at UMC and Sunrise Children’s Hospital emergency rooms. The bags include games, toys and activities to help make a trip to the emergency room a little more bearable for children and their families.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Awards

4-Star Rated Charity 2020

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, Health, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Ronald McDonald House

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children visits for dental services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average length of stay (in days)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ronald McDonald House

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We know that families are stronger when they are together and their presence helps a sick child cope better. Research even shows that while we cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatment, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to support their critically ill or injured child’s recovery in the hospital. RMHC keeps families together when their child needs medical care.

As the only facility of its kind in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Ronald McDonald House provides an oasis of comfort and care for families during a stressful and unsure time in their lives. The Ronald McDonald House is the cornerstone program of RMHC and provides temporary housing, healthy home-made meals, transportation, and other supportive services for families who travel to Las Vegas for their child’s medical care.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas has a Strategic Plan in place through December 2021, which include recommendations from the 2017 program assessment, the Board of Directors, as well as key staff at RMHC. The strategic priorities can be classified under the following five pillars: Maximizing Fundraising Revenue, Create Staffing and Volunteer Infrastructure for Success, Expand/Launch Programs and Services, Diversify and Mobilize Board, and Build New and Strengthen Existing Relationships. Each pillar consists of 3-5 objectives and outlines specific tasks to achieve the objective.

With support from RMHC staff, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas Board of Directors oversee the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Additionally, task forces made up of Board Members and staff meet throughout the year to conduct necessary research and implement next steps to accomplish the organization's goals.

In 2019, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas celebrated 21 years of serving the community. Over the years, the organization has grown to offer a diverse array of programs to address the physical and emotional needs of children and their families. Since 1998, the Ronald McDonald House has housed 4,848 families for a total of 60,869 nights. The Ronald McDonald Family Room on the grounds of Sunrise Children's Hospital has had over 50,000 visits since opening in 2016. The Lunch Is On Us! Program has also grown and is anticipated to serve 400,000 lunches in 2020. Lastly, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Dental Program reached a major milestone in 2018, serving more than 1,000 children in a single year.

The organization has a strong reputation, which has generated much goodwill and community support, both financial and in-kind. RMHC has gone through a tremendous growth period over the past five years. This growth included adding new staff, increasing revenues, and launching new programs. The staff and Board have also successfully completed the work outlined in several strategic plans.

In 2012, RMHC was named “Non-Profit of the Year” by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. The organization was recognized by the Del E. Webb Foundation as one of the Foundation’s “Exceptional Organizations” in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018. This distinction is only awarded to organizations that have outstanding management and leadership commitment, provide consistent excellent service to a great many people, and make excellent use of the funds received.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    When constructive feedback was provided by a guest family, executive staff responded by providing retraining to staff within the organization that would have addressed the family's concerns.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Receiving thorough responses for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF GREATER LAS VEGAS INC

Board of directors
as of 1/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Torry Somers

Charter Communications

Torry Somers

Charter Communications

Todd Sklamberg

Sunrise Hospital & Sunrise Children's Hospital

Angelica Silveyra

NV Energy

Lyn Twitchell

Subtle Patriot

Alfred Pozos

Oasis RV Resort

Denise Alderette

The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank (retired)

Brianne Soscia

LPL Financial

Heidi Gonzalez

Eva Martin

McDonald's

Jason Salmonson

American Homes 4 Rent

Lee Barrett

Barrett & Co., Inc.

Adrian Bernal

Cox Communications

Laurie Biddle

Southwest Airlines

Ashley Fawcett

Simon Property Group

Rick Fields

Mandalay Bay (retired)

Patricia Navarro-Issel

McDonald's

Roger Jones

VegasTickets.com

Jerry Merrill

Sutherland Global Services

Debbie Mitchell

Capital One

Tammy Peterson

Peterson Baker, PLLC

Loraine Phelps

Siemens Industry, Inc.

James Rensvold

The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank

Joyce Smith

Bank of Nevada

Gus Tejeda

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Jeff Wells

Clark County, Nevada

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/11/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.