RMHD Family Kathleen Herman, Anthony Herman, Ronal
Photos courtesy of Bret Redman
There was much to celebrate on October 10, when Ronald McDonald House Dallas (RMHD) cut the ribbon to open The Dekelboum Family Foundation Wing. The $11.5 million expansion at RMHD offers 30 new guest rooms, allowing RMHD to serve 800 more families a year while their children are being treated for critical illnesses or injuries in the Dallas area. In 2018, RMHD hosted over 1,400 families, but had to turn away nearly 800 families because the House was at full capacity.
The 18,000 square-foot two-story addition, designed by HKS Architects and built by Hill & Wilkinson, includes two stunning art installations, six larger suites for longer-stay families and 24 guest rooms. Donors, including AbbVie with its lead gift of $4.5 million, along with long-time supporters of the House and past and current Families came out to share the joy in the opening of the much-needed new addition.
RMHD Family Kathleen Herman, Anthony Herman, Ronald McDonald, Abigail Herman - All photos courtesy of Bret Redman
Kelly Williams (RMHD Building Committee Chair), Natalie Dossett (RMHD Capital Campaign Chair), Heather Gandy (AbbVie), Jill Cumnock (RMHD CEO), Bert Crouch (RMHD Chair) - All photos courtesy of Bret Redman
Hill & Wilkinson team - Cynthia O’Brien, Chad Anderson, David Regelean, Thomas Pipes, Stephanie Hernandez, Joey Viviano, Ty Walton, Ronald McDonald - All photos courtesy of Bret Redman
New butterfly installation by Carlyn Ray - All photos courtesy of Bret Redman