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About Our House


Our History: In the early 70s, the daughter of Philadelphia Eagle’s football player Fred Hill was diagnosed with leukemia. After “living” countless hours by her bedside, trying to sleep endless nights without a bed, Hill recognized the need felt by all parents of a little one facing a serious illness—the need for a “home” where they could stay while their child received treatment. Hill’s ambition, combined with support from the hospital and community, met with the generosity of McDonald’s Owner/Operators, and in 1974 the first Ronald McDonald House opened. read more.

Organization Profile: Ronald McDonald House at Stanford can accommodate 123 families each night, in a supportive environment that enables families to face the challenge of caring for a seriously ill child. Over 87% of our $4,650,000 annual budget is fundraised through generosity of community members, businesses, and foundations.

Key Staff

Annette Eros, Chief Executive Officer
Laura Boudreau, Chief Operating Officer
Jay McCullough, Chief Development Officer

Board of Directors (link)



Volunteers are crucial to the ongoing successful operation of our House. Each week, over 150 volunteers (the equivalent of of four full-time staff members) contribute their time and talents in a variety of ways. In a year, volutneers donate a cumulative 18,000 volunteer hours; equal to over $300,000 in savings to our operational budget.

Number of regular shift volunteers  - 150
Number of “in-House” volunteer hours - 11,245
Number of event volunteers - 75
Number of “one-off” group project volunteers (meal program, corporate, etc) - 4,992
Number of volunteer counselor hours for Camp Ronald McDonald House at Stanford programs - 1,675
Number of corporate and community groups that supported the House through volunteer activities - 624

House Amenities (as of June 2017)

123 Guest Rooms with private baths
Children's and Teen Activity Rooms
Communal Kitchens and Dining Rooms
Fitness Center
Free Laundry Facilities
Van shuttles to hospital and area shopping

House Programs (offered at no cost to our resident families): 

Arts and Crafts
Bicycle Loans
Bingo Night
Birthday Celebrations
CLIK (Computer Learning for Ill Kids)
Family Support Services
Pet-Assisted Therapy
Stocked Pantry

2016: By the Numbers

Since opening in 1979, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford has accommodated nearly 380,000 families

Housing Statistics (2016)
Families Benefitting from House Services - 13,455
Nights of Lodging Provided to Families - 18,992
Average Length of Stay (per family) - 56 days
Number of Nights of Lodging Denied to Families (because we were full) - 4,698
Average Number of Families on the Waiting List: (per night) - 34
Room Fee Requested (per night)* - $10
Actual Cost of to Operate a Room (per night) - $123
*In 2016, fewer than 30 percent of families could afford to pay the requested room fee. No family is ever turned away due to lack of ability to pay

Family Demographics (2016)
Where our Families are From:
California - 80 percent
Nevada - 9 percent
Oregon - 3 percent
Hawaii - 4 percent
Other States - 3 percent
Outside of the U.S. - 1 percent

Financial Revenue (2016)

Special Events Donations - 35 percent
Individual Donations - 33 percent
In-kind Donations - 9 percent
Foundation Donations - 10 percent
Bay Area Ronald McDonald House Charities* - 7 percent
Program Service Income - 2 percent
Corporate Donations - 3 percent
Room Donations - 2 percent
Other Income - less than one percent
*Combined direct and indirect contributions from McDonald’s, including McDonald’s Corporation, Bay Area McDonald’s Co-op of Owner/Operators, Ronald McDonald House Charitites of the Bay Area, McDonald’s Employees, and other affiliates provide no more than 10% of our annual operational budget. Unaudited numbers.

Programs - 78 percent
Fundraising & Marketing - 11 percent
Management & Administrative - 6 percent
In-Kind Expense - 5 percent
*Unaudited numbers.