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Welcomes Samantha Bauer as Communications and Events Manager

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (July 25, 2014) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas (RMHCC) is pleased to welcome Samantha Bauer as their new Communications and Events Manager. Bauer will be responsible for directing and administering all aspects of communications and event management for RMHCC.

“We are thrilled to welcome Samantha to our team,” said Marti Spencer, CEO and Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. “As the demand for our services continues to grow, our presence in the community becomes essential to fulfilling our mission. Samantha’s background in events and communications will help us continue to spread our message.”

Bauer previously worked as the Special Events/Community Relations Manager for the Greenville Drive. There she was responsible for all special events at Fluor Field, oversaw all aspects of community partnerships, among many other responsibilities. Bauer started at the Drive in 2010 as an intern and joined the staff after graduation as the Special Projects Manager before being promoted to her most recent position.

“My love for the Ronald McDonald House began when I joined the Red Shoe Society two years ago,” said Bauer. “Now I am able to utilize my passion for events and communications to ultimately make a difference in the lives of others.”

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Bauer spent most of her life in Summerville, S.C. She received her bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from Clemson University with a minor in Business Administration. Currently, Bauer is an active member of the Red Shoe Society, Greenville Sports League, PULSE and Greenville Clemson Young Alumni.

About the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas

More than just a room and a hot meal, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas is a home away from home for families of children receiving critical care at medical facilities in our community. The house can serve as a quiet place for families to be alone or as a place of companionship, sharing and emotional support with other families. Since 1989, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas has cared for special families with 12 bedrooms, private baths, a double kitchen, living room, playroom and laundry facilities, as well as a courtyard with a peaceful fountain and bright sunroom. To learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, visit www.RMHC-Carolinas.org.

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RMHCC Adds Board Member Mark Loukides

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas Adds

Board Member Mark Loukides Loukides, Mark  (8-19-09)

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (June 23, 2014) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas recently added Mark Loukides, Executive Director of Facilities Development for Greenville Health System to its Board of Directors. Loukides will serve a two year term for the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville.

“We have worked with Mark through Greenville Health System in the past and he has always been an engaged supporter of the House,” said Jim Hendrix, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have him as a part of the Board of Directors and look forward to working with him as we plan for the future of the Ronald McDonald House.”

As Executive Director of Facilities Development for Greenville Health System, Loukides leads the planning, design and construction for all health system expansion initiatives. Loukides came to Greenville six years ago and has been an active community volunteer by serving on various nonprofit boards, coaching youth baseball and basketball teams, and teaching Sunday School for elementary school students.

“The Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors is comprised of a special group of men and women from throughout Greenville who bring their own talents and passion to forward our House’s mission,” said Marti Spencer, CEO/Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House. “Mark’s knowledge in healthcare facilities will be a great asset to our team and we are so fortunate to have him.”

The House’s Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the medical, business, academic and volunteer communities of the Upstate. It is the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of the House as well as it is to raise awareness of the House’s services to the surrounding communities.

About the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas

More than just a room and a hot meal, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas is a home away from home for families of children receiving critical care at medical facilities in our community. The house can serve as a quiet place for families to be alone or as a place of companionship, sharing and emotional support with other families. Since 1989, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas has cared for special families with 12 bedrooms, private baths, a double kitchen, living room, playroom and laundry facilities, as well as a courtyard with a peaceful fountain and bright sunroom.

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