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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.
  • VOLUNTEER – Assist with planning service projects to benefit RMHCC programs through city events and House events. Contact Matt Owens to learn more.
  • DEVELOPMENT – Assist with fundraising and sharing the mission of RMHCC.
  • MEMBERSHIP – Assist with recruiting new Red Shoe Society members and maintain relationships with current members. To get involved, contact membership.
  • MARKETING – Assist with aggregating social media content, monthly newsletters and marketing of events and general Red Shoe Society branding. Contact marketing to learn more.

Red Shoe Society Board

  • Sam LoBosco
    Sam LoBosco President

    Staffing Manager, Robert Half

  • Jon Sutter
    Jon Sutter Vice President

    Senior Manager, Elliot Davis 

  • Madeleine Mayer
    Madeleine Mayer Development Co-Chair

    Operations Analyst, Lime One Capital

  • Jared Moore
    Jared Moore Development Co-Chair

    Architect, Creative Founder Design Studio

  • Melanie Novak
    Melanie Novak Marketing and Communications Chair

    Interactive UI/UX Designer, Cargo

  • Scott Fogleman
    Scott Fogleman Membership Co - Chair
  • Bailey Boese
    Bailey Boese Membership Co-Chair
  • Whitney Lynch
    Whitney Lynch Social Co-Chair
  • Kristen Guilfoos
    Kristen Guilfoos Social Co-Chair

    Marketing Manager, Spartanburg County Parks Department 

  • Matt Owings
    Matt Owings Volunteer Co-Chair

    Vice President, Venitas Financial Partners, LLC 

  • Lauren O’Donnell
    Lauren O’Donnell Volunteer Co-Chair
  • Mary Katherine Bickles
    Mary Katherine Bickles Plane Pull Chair

    Senior Account Executive, ZWO 

Put Yourself In Our Shoes!

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas is committed to providing a clean and healthy family-centered space for families to rest, recharge and connect with one another. The health and well-being of our guest families, staff, and the community in which we serve is always our top priority. In order to prevent exposure and the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have made the decision to temporarily suspend acceptance of new families, all volunteer opportunities, and visitors to our home. For more information on our House or ways you can help during these difficult times, please visit our COVID-19 Response and Relief webpage here.