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Underwriting opportunities for our new house are available at all levels of support. Reserve your signature space today.

For more information about our plan or to discuss additional ways that you can help, please contact Lawrence Jacobson, Director of Leadership Giving, via email or phone at 267.969.6201.

Jill and Alan B. Miller Tower

Rendering of New Tower and Existing House from Chestnut Street

Priceless

We’ve learned a lot in our time on Chestnut Street, and we’ve spent countless hours talking with families about what makes our house special—and what could make it even better! All of that experience and advice has been poured into the architectural plans for our new 8-story tower building—named the Jill and Alan B. Miller Tower—which will add 104 bedrooms to our house, and more than double our capacity to serve.
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Family Rooms & Floors

Standard Room at the new tower

Guest Bedroom Floors

$1,000,000

Because restful, convenient lodging is at the very core of what our families seek from the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, each floor in the new Miller Tower will feature 16 comfortably appointed guest bedrooms, two of which will be wheelchair accessible. And, every floor also includes laundry and trash facilities, a workstation and a quiet area—necessities for every family, regardless of their length of stay.

Patient Protected Guest Bedroom Floor

$1,000,000

Accessible only to families with immune-suppressed patients, the Patient Protected Guest Bedroom Floor will include eight family bedroom suites, each with sleeping accommodations for the patient, caregivers and a guest, a kitchenette and seating area, a dedicated Family Lounge, and other shared amenities such as laundry and rubbish facilities.

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Patient Protected Family Lounge

$250,000

Accessible only to families staying on the patient protected floor, this Family Lounge includes a kitchen area to prepare meals, a living room area, and an activity area for immune-suppressed patients and their families.

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Family Lounge and Study

$150,000

A much-needed multi-use space, the new Family Lounge and Study will be located on the second floor of our existing building and connect to our Miller Tower building. It will offer a sitting and study area and laundry facilities for the families staying on the second floor.

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Guest Bedroom Floor Art Installations

$100,000

Because nothing warms a space as completely as a child’s artwork, the bright, welcoming lobbies on each of the guest bedroom floors in the Miller Tower will showcase creative artwork. Every floor will be decorated with a different theme–such as “Our Universe” or “Our Heroes”–and art will be selected through a contest extended to students, PRMH guests, and other young members of our “family.”

Patient Protected Guest Bedroom Suites

$100,000

The Miller Tower building will include eight family bedroom suites—all on a single designated floor—designed to accommodate immune-suppressed patients and their families. In addition to sleeping accommodations for the patient, caregivers, and a guest, each suite includes a kitchenette and seating area.
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Guest Elevators

$100,000

In the Miller Tower, two Guest Elevators will efficiently carry thousands of patients and their families between floors two and eight and to the future rooftop garden each year.

ONLY 1 CAR REMAINS!

Computer Nooks and Quiet Lounges

$75,000

Quiet spaces for work, reading, and reflection can be critical to our families. Each floor in the Miller Tower will include a library nook for guests to borrow reading materials as well as a quiet lounge to telecommute, read, or meditate.

ONLY 3 REMAINING!

Tower Guest Bedrooms

$50,000

The Miller Tower building will include 16 comfortably appointed family bedrooms on each floor, two of which will be wheelchair accessible, all with a full bathroom and amenities to accommodate any length of stay.

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Lending Library Trees

$10,000

Each floor in the new tower will include a striking, artful Lending Library Tree for guests of all ages to borrow and share books during their stay.
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Family Laundries

$15,000

Every floor will include modern laundry facilities, including laundry sinks and energy-efficient washers and dryers for families to use during their stay.

Clean Closets

$10,000

Every busy household has its share of housekeeping needs! Each floor will feature a housekeeping closet with cleaning supplies, linen carts, and a sink.

Recycling Rooms

$10,000

Every floor will include a dedicated facility for garbage disposal, including state-of-the-art trash and recycling chutes carrying recycling directly to basement compacting facilities.

Indoor Common Areas

Main promenade and reception

Cooking and Dining Center

$3,000,000

Mealtime is essential to every family—especially at the Ronald McDonald House, where maintaining good health as well as preserving comfort and normalcy for families is at the core of our mission. Our grand Cooking and Dining Center will include a fully equipped residential-style Family Kitchen, a commercial-grade Guest Chef Kitchen, seating for up to 175 individuals, and a Play Area for patients, siblings, and their friends.

Main Promenade and Reception

$2,000,000

The architectural heart and hub of our new Chestnut Street home, the Main Promenade and Reception will connect families and guests to all new and historic areas of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, through a central reception and walkway system.

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Guest Chef Kitchen

$1,000,000

Our Guest Chef program is one of the most popular volunteer opportunities in the city, and it’s a fun and nourishing daily tradition at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. This massive, fully equipped kitchen will include commercial-grade prep tables, stoves, conventional ovens, and a custom-built buffet counter to assist our volunteer groups in preparing and serving the meals our families rely on during their stay.

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Family Welcome Center

$750,000

The welcome to our House will always be warm! Every family, guest and visitor is greeted and acclimated to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House through this warm, inviting area. Through Room in Our Hearts, the current Family Welcome Center located in the historic mansion house will be expanded and connected to the magnificent Main Promenade and Reception area in the Miller Tower.

Family Kitchen

$500,000

The kitchen is the heart of every home, and mealtime is essential to every family—especially at the Ronald McDonald House, where maintaining good health as well as preserving comfort and normalcy in families is at the core of our mission. Our new fully equipped residential kitchen will give families ample space to prepare the meals that make them feel at home throughout the day.

Youngsters Playroom

$500,000

Little kids need big spaces to call their own! Located in the current Living Room, the Youngsters Playroom will offer children eight and under a large, electronics-free zone for traditional creative play, including train tables, costumes for dress-up, and more.

Dining Room Play Area

$250,000

Because mealtime is also critical downtime for our families, this multi-age play area is strategically located in the dining room, offering patients and siblings a space to unwind after meals and giving their caregivers an opportunity to eat, relax, and to socialize.

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Grab and Go Meal and Snack Area

$250,000

For busy families running back and forth between the House and the hospital, on-the-go meal options can be a lifesaver! This convenient area will provide families with quick and easy access to beverages, healthy breakfast, and individually packed meals and snacks.

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Parents Perch

$100,000

Finding dedicated space to catch up on work or daily activities of life, while still monitoring kids at play, can be a challenge when families are away from home. The Parents Perch will offer work and lounge space—including a laptop plug-in counter and a quiet sitting area—overlooking the Youngsters Playroom.

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Theater Lounge

$50,000

Dedicated spaces for parents to unwind while in close proximity to kids’ entertainment areas are in constant demand in our busy Ronald McDonald House. The Theater Lounge, situated in the common area outside of the theater, will be just such a place–offering parents a place to relax while their children are watching a movie or playing nearby.

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Co-founders Portrait Gallery

$50,000

A gallery of portraits of co-founder Dr. Audrey Evans.

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First Floor Family Bathrooms

$20,000

Serving our guests’ most basic but critical needs, the Family Bathrooms in the new and renovated first floor common areas will be equipped with baby changing stations and other necessary amenities.

Family Food Storage Lockers

$2,500

Every family comes with their own dietary customs, preferences, and restrictions, so the Family Food Storage Lockers are some of the most used items in our current kitchen. New lockers will be installed in our new kitchen to accommodate even greater use.

Amenities

Future theater at the new tower

Board and Community Partners Meeting Rooms

$500,000

Making room for all the daily operations that keep our house strong, the current board room will be renovated and expanded to better accommodate both internal and community group meetings.

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Theater and Activity Center

$500,000

The Theater and Activity center will play a key role in bringing families together each day. In addition to a large screen for movies, tiers of seating and movable furniture will allow the space to accommodate all kinds of activities, including music therapy workshops, therapy dog visits, regular visits from the Philadelphia Zoo, magicians, dance troops, and other partners.

Arts, Crafts and Education Area

$250,000

Kids—and adults—need spaces to get creative! The Arts, Crafts and Education Area will feature movable tables and chairs, sinks, and storage space to accommodate all kinds of programming—from art therapy workshops and science projects to tutoring and homework support for patients and siblings—and more.

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Lane by Lane Van Pull-in Space

$200,000

More families will call the Chestnut Street House “home” during their child’s treatment, which calls for an increase in shuttle van runs to the hospital. This lane at the front of the House will allow for easy loading and unloading of families in need of transportation.

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Handwashing Area

$25,000

Because we know that handwashing is critical to germ control, every person visiting the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House is encouraged to make their first stop at the Handwashing Area. This dedicated handwashing area for families, volunteers, and staff will be located outside the dining area for maximum visibility and use in common areas.

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Stow It Station

$15,000

Aimed at easing the check-in and departure experience, the Stow It Station provides baggage storage for busy families in transit.

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Outdoor

New outdoor area

Rooftop Garden

$2,500,000

Dedicated outdoor space can be incomparably therapeutic for patients and families. Whether used as quiet space for meditation or relaxation or a gathering place for families to unwind in the sunshine, the Rooftop Garden will be a transformational addition to our house. Opening in a future phase of construction, the Garden will include a walking path and quiet reflection areas for families, and will lead to the Outdoor Dining Area via a stunning two-tier Grand Staircase.

Pergola Seating Area

$500,000

A tranquil section located in the rooftop garden will allow families to relax under light shade cover as they watch their children play in the grass.

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Outdoor Dining Area

$250,000

This signature feature of the renovation and expansion plan will offer beautiful and tranquil outdoor seating for sunny day meals, and a restaurant-quality Grilling Station for our guest chefs year-round.

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Grand Outdoor Staircase

$150,000

A stunning architectural feature of the new outdoor space, the two-tier Grand Staircase will lead guests from the Outdoor Dining Area to an rooftop garden (to be opened in a future phase of construction).

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Patient Protected Patio

$75,000

Accessible from the Patient Protected Suite, and flanked by permanent benches and planter beds, this discreet patio area will provide comfortable outdoor space for families to read, enjoy a meal, or relax in the sun.

Patient Protected Suite Garden Box

$100,000

Spanning nearly the entire length of the exterior window wall of the Patient Protected Suite will be a large, raised garden box containing perennial plantings of all kinds. This striking feature of the roof garden will both beautify the view from patient protected family rooms and provide natural privacy for families staying in that section of the House.

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Large Planter Beds

$25,000

Among its many features, the outdoor patio areas will include lovely large raised planter beds, enhancing and beautifying the atmosphere of the space.

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Inspirational Path

$25,000

A special installation unique to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, this path will have inspirational words etched into six limestone panels on the southern side of the roof garden’s central lawn to bring a smile to all who spend time in this tranquil outdoor space.

Medium Planter Beds

$15,000

Among its many features, the Outdoor Dining Area will include beautiful raised level planter beds, enhancing and beautifying the atmosphere of the space.

Permanent Outdoor Patio Benches

$15,000

Complementing the tranquil green space offered by the roof garden, two permanent benches in the will provide comfortable outdoor seating for House families and visitors.

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Small Planter Beds

$10,000

Among its many features, the Outdoor Dining Area will include beautiful ground level patio planters, enhancing and beautifying the atmosphere of the space.

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Outdoor Grilling Station

$10,000

Nothing compares to grilling dinner outdoors on a sunny day! The Outdoor Grilling Station allows guest chefs to prepare “home cooked” meals for our families and their guests outside the traditional kitchen.

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Outdoor Dining Tables

$10,000

The Outdoor Dining Area will provide a sunny alternative to our traditional family dining room – and the outdoor tables will provide relaxing spaces to eat, work, or meet with friends during downtime.

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Bricks and Paving Stones

Brick layout in the future outdoor area

24”x 8” Engraved Paving Stones

$2,500

Located on the roof garden level patio, engraved paving stones are a wonderful way to loved ones or commemorate special occasions. These 24” x 8” stones can accommodate up to 4 lines of text, 45 total characters per line including spaces and punctuation.

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8”x 8” Engraved Bricks

$1,000

Located on the new ground level patio, in and around the outdoor dining area, engraved bricks are a wonderful way to recognize family, friends, or your place of business. These 8” x 8” bricks can accommodate up to 6 lines of text—15 total characters per line including spaces and punctuation.

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4”x 8” Engraved Bricks

$500

Located on the new ground level patio and surroundings, engraved bricks are a wonderful way to recognize family, friends or your place of business. These 4” x 8” bricks can accommodate up to 3 lines of text—15 total characters per line including spaces and punctuation.
LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE!

LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE!

For more information about our plan or to discuss additional ways that you can help, please contact Lawrence Jacobson, Director of Leadership Giving, via email or phone at 267.969.6201