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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.  The 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

  • Jon Sutter
    Jon Sutter President

    Director, BDO

  • Leah Grabo
    Leah Grabo Development Co-Chair

    Real Estate Agent, Joan Herlong and Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

  • Scott Williams
    Scott Williams Finance Chair

    Managing Partner, Aline Capital

  • Caroline Smith
    Caroline Smith Marketing and Communications Co-Chair

    Director of Agent Services, Prime Realty

  • Scott Fogleman
    Scott Fogleman Membership Co-Chair

    Director, Dow Jones

  • Patrick Andrews
    Patrick Andrews Membership Co-Chair

    Director, Cadence Petroleum Group

  • Whitney Lynch
    Whitney Lynch Social Co-Chair

    Project Manager, BENTELER Automotive

  • Kristen Guilfoos
    Kristen Guilfoos Social Co-Chair

    Marketing Manager, Spartanburg County Parks Department 

  • Matt Owings
    Matt Owings Volunteer Co-Chair

    Senior Vice President, White Oak Commercial Finance

  • Lenna Blaser
    Lenna Blaser Marketing and Communications Co-Chair

    IT Project Manager, Centerplate/Sodexo

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