Teen Leadership Board

The Teen Leadership Board is a group comprised of high school students that serve as ambassadors for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Carolinas to their school, family and peers.

Future Leaders Working Together for Good

Students of the Teen Leadership Board serve as ambassadors for the families of the the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Carolinas.  The mission of this group is for students to gain leadership skills and fundraising experience so that they may take those skills and become life-long volunteers within the Upstate of South Carolina.

As ambassadors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities®, Teen Leadership Board members work together to raise awareness, donate their time, and provide needed volunteer efforts to benefit the house.

Become a Teen Leadership Board Member

Members of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Carolinas Teen Leadership Board are aspiring leaders within their communities. Members must be a high school student within the board year they apply and commit to program for the entire school year.

Want to be a part of our Teen Leadership Board and serve as an ambassador to the families we help? Interested members must fill out an application and interview with our Teen Leadership Board advisor committee. There will be a minimum of 10 members and a maximum of 28 members each school year, all applications may not be accepted into the program. Please contact McKenna Best for more information regarding the Teen Leadership Board.

Serve on the Executive Committee of the Teen Leadership Board

The Executive Committee is responsible for the planning of meeting, event, and service opportunity function smoothly and that the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® remains the focus throughout the school year. The four executive committees positions include:

  • PRESIDENT – Leads meetings and ensures that members fulfill their responsibilities, conduct TLB business effectively and efficiently and are accountable for their performance.
  • VICE PRESIDENT – Oversees signature events (T-Shirt Fundraiser), manages membership recognition.
  • SECRETARY – Maintains meeting minutes, manages TLB group communications and attendance, and connects members with House happenings.
  • SERVICE CHAIR – Oversees signature events (T-Shirt Fundraiser) and assists members with the planning and implementation of their leadership service activities and Big Give Events.

2022 – 2023 Teen Leadership Board


  • Elizabeth Whelehan
    Elizabeth Whelehan President
  • Saif Agha
    Saif Agha Vice President
  • Kit Moore
    Kit Moore Secretary
  • Margo Schellinger
    Margo Schellinger Service Chair
  • Avery Arends
    Avery Arends Board Member
  • Naya Bakaes
    Naya Bakaes Board Member
  • Carly Batson
    Carly Batson Board Member
  • Marion Benson
    Marion Benson Board Member
  • Thomas Blevins
    Thomas Blevins Board Member
  • Natalie Boatman
    Natalie Boatman Board Member
  • Marett Cole
    Marett Cole Board Member
  • Stella Conn
    Stella Conn Board Member
  • Amelia Cowart
    Amelia Cowart Board Member
  • Parker Davis
    Parker Davis Board Member
  • Ellie Dripps
    Ellie Dripps Board Member
  • Braden Freeman
    Braden Freeman Board Member
  • Eliza Hoffman
    Eliza Hoffman Board Member
  • Piper Holt
    Piper Holt Board Member
  • Clara Lawrence
    Clara Lawrence Board Member
  • Molly Morgan
    Molly Morgan Board Member
  • Elizabeth Rogers
    Elizabeth Rogers Board Member
  • Charlotte Rosenfeld
    Charlotte Rosenfeld Board Member
  • Zachary Smith
    Zachary Smith Board Member
  • CC Sterling
    CC Sterling Board Member
  • Rishita Tikkala
    Rishita Tikkala
  • Emma Vagnoni
    Emma Vagnoni