A Message from our Committee Chair

Janice Roberts

I am pleased and honored to be a part of Hope is Growing, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford’s Expansion Campaign.

This organization has been quietly and diligently supporting children receiving care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and their families for nearly 35 years. To date we have been able to serve nearly 375,000 families.

More importantly, recent studies have proven the impact of the House’s work – families are stronger when they stay together and this support enables children to heal faster and cope better. For this reason our expansion is even more urgent and vital; demand for the House’s services consistently outpaces available accommodations. We have a waiting list that averages 40-50 families each and every night, and in recent years for every family the House was able to serve, another was turned away due to lack of space.

The Hope is Growing campaign, an ambitious $40.5 million fundraising campaign, will build an expansion on land directly adjacent to our current location, renovate our current House and ensure organizational sustainability for the long-term. We are well on our way to achieving of our ambitious goal through the generosity of the community, but we need your support to successfully realize our vision for the day when we can comprehensively support every family who needs our service.

I hope you will consider joining our impactful initiative.

―Janice Roberts, Hope is Growing Committee Chair, RMH Board President

mom and son

Our Hope is Growing Committee

Janice Roberts, Committee Chair
Venture Advisor, Mayfield Fund
Board President, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

Brad Lyman, Committee Co-Chair
Executive VP, Cornish & Carey Commercial
Immediate Past President, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

Mike Banic
VP of Marketing, TraceVector

Karen Boyd
Partner, Turner Boyd LLP

Denise Côté
Officer, The Chateau Group

Annette Eros
Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

Laurie Lacob
Community Volunteer

Melinda Litherland
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Jay McCullough
Chief Development Officer, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

Michael Rubenstein
Community Volunteer

Fore more information

Please contact:
Jay McCullough,
Chief Development Officer
Email: jmccullough@ronaldhouse.net
or Phone: 650.470.6005


How You Can Help:

  • Make a leadership contribution to our capital campaign and join our generous community of support.
  • Make an appointment to visit our House and learn more.
  • Join our partners who are donating materials and services to the effort.