September 2017



Golf Tournament Success!

We are so pleased to announce that we ‘eclipsed’ our fundraising goal and had the most successful golf tournament in RMHC history! Thanks to the support of all our amazing sponsors and players we raised over $100,000 to help families be near their ill or injured children during treatment. There were swag bags full of wonderful donated items, snack cart overflowing with goodies, and solar eclipse glasses for everyone – and a golf course was a GREAT place for viewing Monday’s celestial event!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone next year (but we can’t guarantee another eclipse)!

Heart Full of Gratitude

“My family and I have been with the RMH for 8 yrs now. Our oldest son was diagnosed with a heart defect when he was 3days old and was life flighted. When he was put on the heart transplant list we stayed at the RMH apartments. I don’t know what we would have done with out all of you and those who donated so much time, effort and money. You are really a Home away from Home. You treat our other two as they are just as special as our heart kiddo. You all are so wonderful and we are so thankful for you and this organization. Until next time. 😉 💖 — feeling grateful.”

Cars 4 Kids

It’s that time of year where the leaves start changing, the temperature is a little crisper, and our favorite Cars 4 Kids event hits the road! Saturday, September 23rd Lux Auto Spa and many other sponsors kick off this terrific annual event to benefit RMHC by supporting the House’s ‘Magic Room’. The wonderful participants of this Charity Car Drive fill their vintage, or muscle, or screamingly fast cars with toys and spend the day driving through some of Utah’s beautiful locations. The finish line is the Ronald McDonald House, and that’s where the party kicks in to high gear! Food, music, and toys galore – plus the chance for guest families and neighbors to scope out some truly amazing vehicles. The collected toys then stock the Magic Room, a special place where kids who have completed treatment, conquered a milestone, or just need a pick-me-up can go to choose the perfect gift.  Cars 4 Kids really makes the magic happen!

To learn more about this wonderful event, visit the Cars 4 Kids website. Thanks to everyone who makes this event possible!

Our Relationship with McDonald’s

From the moment the first Ronald McDonald House opened its doors in Philadelphia, PA in 1974, the entire McDonald’s system (owner/operators, suppliers, employees and customers) has helped to support families with sick or injured children, providing stability and vital resources.

And when our Salt Lake City Ronald McDonald House opened its doors in 1988 – nearly 30 years ago – the local McDonald’s system including owner/operators from Utah, Eastern Nevada and Western Wyoming, suppliers, employees and customers have called our mission their own and provided invaluable support and an outpouring of resources. Although the McDonald’s system is our largest corporate donor, no one company can solely fund the services and programs we provide.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Intermountain Area is an autonomous 501C3 charitable organization that relies on the support of our local community and the communities we serve.  We are fortunate to receive generous support from many individuals, corporations and foundations.


Help Children in Need
While Providing For Your Loved Ones at Home

Remember Us in Your Will or Living Trust:

An up-to-date estate plan is one of your most effective tools for protecting the security of your loved ones. But did you know that you can also use your estate plans to support ill or injured children and their families?

When you include a gift to our organization in your will or living trust, you join a group of instrumental supporters whose donations have made possible some of our most innovative and effective programs.

Your estate planning attorney can help you structure a gift to us so your loved ones will also be taken care of after you’re gone. Just a few simple sentences, called bequest language, in your will or living trust are all that is needed. You can give a certain amount of cash, securities or property, or you can give a percentage amount. If you choose to give us a percentage of what is left of your estate after other beneficiaries have received their share, your gift will remain proportionate to the size of your estate, no matter how it fluctuates. After your lifetime, we will use your gift to provide comfort and care to families of pediatric patient families in need.

Make the Most of Your Gift:

When you make a donation today, your gift directly improves the lives of the families of children undergoing medical treatment. To ensure you get the most from your generosity, here are some helpful tips on different donation options, and their tax benefits:

Write a check. This is perhaps the simplest way to support our immediate needs.

Charge your credit card. A fast and easy way to make a gift this year is simply by calling us or visiting our website.

Contribute securities you have owned for more than one year.  If they are worth more than what you originally paid for them, you can claim deductions for their full fair market values and eliminate any tax on the appreciation.

Fund a life income gift. This type of donation provides you with payments for your lifetime and a gift to support children and families in need thereafter. If you use appreciated securities that you have owned for more than a year to fund the gift, you will eliminate up-front capital gains taxes and be entitled to an income tax deduction based on the charitable portion of the securities’ full value.

Take a capital loss. By selling your securities that are worth less now than when you purchased them, you can take a capital loss on your tax return to the extent allowed by law and then contribute the proceeds. If you donate your securities directly to our organization, you will not be entitled to take the capital loss.

Give real estate, artwork or other tangible personal property. To receive the greatest tax benefit, donate property that would result in the greatest capital gain if you were to sell the asset instead.

Donate an insurance policy. You will be putting a no-longer-needed policy to good use. To qualify as a deductible gift, we must become the policy owner. For most types of insurance policies, your tax deduction is usually the cost basis or the fair market value of the policy—whichever is less.

Your Family, Your Everything:

Discover how you can ensure a solid financial future for your loved ones AND the children and families we serve. For more information, please visit our website at or call Vickie Moschetti, Chief Development Officer at 801-363-4663 or email to request a brochure.

If you are interested in attending a lunch & learn educational seminar on Planned Giving please let us know and we’ll be sure to invite you to our next one!