Hold a Fundraiser


Not everyone has the ability to write a check that's as big as their love for the House, but everyone can contribute their time and talent to make a difference for families caring for critically ill children. One fun and effective way to is to hold a fundraiser to benefit the House.

It's easy to do! Just follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Decide on your fundraiser
    •  Check out our list of suggestions (coming soon)
  2. Get approval
  3. Hold your event

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to obtain Ronald McDonald House at Stanford's approval for my event?
You must obtain approval for your event from Ronald McDonald House at Stanford if you wish to use the Ronald McDonald House name or logo in association with your event, if you will advertise your event, or if media will be involved. If any of these criteria apply, please click here to fill out an application.

How soon do I need to submit an event application?
Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to event.

My birthday is coming up and I'm asking my guests to donate to the House rather than give me a gift. Do I need to complete an application?
No, for gifts in honor of a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of a loved one, you do not need to obtain Ronald McDonald House at Stanford's approval. However, we do ask that you let our Development Department know about your activity so we can properly acknowledge the donors and you.

Will Ronald McDonald House at Stanford send thank you letters to event donors?
Yes, if a detailed list of donors and contributions is provided, the House can send out thank you letters.

Can I specify that event proceeds be used for a particular program or fund at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford?
Yes, you can specify how the proceeds are used. Please indicate this on your event application under "Other Details."

Will my event be listed on Ronald McDonald House at Stanford's Event Calendar?
Events with an anticipated gift of $5,000 or more will be listed (with hyperlink) on the Event Calendar on the House's website.

Will Ronald McDonald House at Stanford help publicize my event?
Annual events netting $50,000 or more will be listed in our newsletter.