The House that Love Built
RBC Wealth Management is proud to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities – Upper Midwest. Their mission is to provide a comfortable and caring home-away-from home that allows families to stay together and reduce stress during a child’s serious illness.
One of the ways to help these families in their time in need is to provide a home-cooked meal. Cooks for Kids volunteers plan, prepare and serve buffet style meals every night as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
In July we had a group of volunteers from the Minnetonka office come together to provide dinner and their support for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street. What we would consider to be a small gesture makes an enormous difference in the lives and families of children who are facing serious illnesses. Bringing smiles to their little faces and providing relief to their parents for even a short time makes what we do worthwhile.
Top from left: Paul King, Financial Advisor; Hal Tearse, Branch Director; Jeff Belstler, Registered Client Associate; Heidi Johnson, Minneapolis Associate Complex Manager. Bottom from left: Michelle Gribben; Joe Gribben, Financial Advisor; Tony Ricker, Financial Advisor; Ronald Mcdonald; Ronda Zattera, Branch Service Manager; Jennie Zajicek, Senior Investment Associate
Not pictured: Jackie Larson, Financial Advisor
In support of the Minnesota Food share March campaign:
- The Minnetonka office hosted a food and fund drive through the month of March for the Minnetonka ICA.
- We collected food donations as well as cash donations by offering a Jeans day on Fridays in exchange for donations.
- We set a goal of 200 pounds of food and $1,000. We exceeded our goal and collected 209 pounds of food and $1,535.00.
- We dropped off the food and presented the ICA with a check for this amount on April 6th.
The ICA, Intercongregation Communities Association
, has been in existence for 40 years, has 36 partner congregations and is supported by over 100 business partners and is also supported by civic organizations, schools and fraternal organizations.
Individuals in the picture include (left to right): Peg Keenan, Executive Director, ICA; Conner Mars, RBC Registered Client Associate; Hal Tearse, RBC Branch Director; Renee Lee, RBC Senior Financial Associate; Ronda Zattera, RBC Senior Branch Service Manager; Jeff Belstler, RBC Registered Client Associate; and Kate Wiliniski, ICA Community Engagement Officer.
The 5K Eat and Run
Employees participated in the first 5K Eat and Run on Saturday March 5 in Northeast Minneapolis to benefit MN Foodshare.
The “Team Minnetonka” employees who participated were (left to right): Lois Geyen, Paul King, Jennie Zajicek, Ronda Zattera, Danielle Matson, Jeff Belstler and Tim Farley