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The Red Shoe Society

The Red Shoe Society is a group of young professionals with a collective goal to help make a difference in the lives of families with sick children.

Young Professionals Working Together for Good

The Red Shoe Society serves as a philanthropic arm of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Carolinas.  This mission of this group is to engage, empower and inspire young professionals to participate in philanthropic and leadership endeavors and build awareness of the Ronald McDonald House Charities®.

As stewards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities®, Red Shoe Society members work together to raise money, donate their time, and provide needed volunteer efforts to benefit the house.

Become a Red Shoe Society Member

Red Shoes are not the only thing to make society members stand out. Red Shoe Society members are leaders. Being a society member means you are the type of person who wants to lend your talents to help others in the Upstate.

Are you interested in helping to improve the lives of those in need in our community? Here’s what you need to know: Yearly membership dues are $89 (or $139 per couple) which represents the cost to house one family for one night, so simply by joining you have already helped one family in need. Join (or renew your membership) by sending in this form or join/renew online!

Join a Committee

If you’ve been looking volunteer opportunities in Greenville, a Red Shoe Society Committee is the perfect way to put your unique talents to good use. Here are the committees we’re currently seeking help with:

  • SOCIAL – Assist with planning social gatherings for RSS members and friends. Also, assist with planning and organizing the Greenville Royale, RSS’s signature fundraising event. Contact Vanessa for more information.
  • VOLUNTEER – Assist with planning service projects to benefit RMHCC programs through city events and House events. Contact Tais or Kevin to learn more.
  • DEVELOPMENT – Assist with fundraising and sharing the mission of RMHCC. For more information, email Bob.
  • MEMBERSHIP – Assist with recruiting new Red Shoe Society members and maintain relationships with current members. To get involved, contact Sam or Taylor.
  • MARKETING – Assist with aggregating social media content, monthly newsletters and marketing of events and general Red Shoe Society branding. Get in touch with Amanda or Bailey to learn more.

Red Shoe Society Board

  • Anand Patel
    Anand Patel President

    Intellectual Property Attorney, Dority & Manning

  • Katie Sanders
    Katie Sanders President Elect

    Associate, Phillip Allen, Inc.

  • Bob White
    Bob White Development Co-Chair

    Vice President, Bank of Travelers Rest

  • Teagan Hance
    Teagan Hance RSS Liaison

    Volunteer and Communications Coordinator, RMHCC

  • Elizabeth Stoffelen
    Elizabeth Stoffelen RSS Liaison

    Events and Social Media Coordinator, RMHCC

  • Taylor Krulac
    Taylor Krulac Membership Co - Chair

    Mental Health Clinician, Uplift Counseling Services, LLC

  • Tais Farinha
    Tais Farinha Volunteer Co-Chair

    Special Education Teacher, Spartanburg School District 5

  • Sam LoBosco
    Sam LoBosco Membership Co-Chair

    Staffing Manager, Robert Half

  • Jon Sutter
    Jon Sutter Finance Chair

    Senior Manager, Elliott Davis

  • Vanessa Koechli
    Vanessa Koechli Social Co-Chair

    Operations Manager, WorkSmart Staffing

  • Leah Grabo
    Leah Grabo Social Co- Chair

    Sales Associate, Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

  • Kevin Howard
    Kevin Howard Volunteer Co-Chair

    Project Manager, City of Greenville

  • Amanda Murray
    Amanda Murray Marketing Co-Chair

    Social Community Manager, Erwin Penland

  • Bailey Boese
    Bailey Boese Marketing Co-Chair

    Production Designer, Up & Up

  • Caroline Smith
    Caroline Smith Auction Chair

    Manager, Greenville Nannies

  • Carlie Boese
    Carlie Boese Plane Pull Chair

    Branch Manager, Robert Half

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