Hamilton, Ontario - November 16, 2023 — Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario (RMHCSCO) is delighted to announce the remarkable $2 million gift from the Tucker Family Trust, generously contributed by Terry and Myrna Tucker. This historic commitment stands as the largest gift in the charity's 30-year history, underlining the Tuckers' enduring dedication to supporting families in their time of need.
The gift was officially unveiled and celebrated on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton, Ontario. The event featured light refreshments, the presentation of a framed photo of the House to the Tucker family, and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque as a testament to the family's enduring commitment to keeping families close.
Terry Tucker, owner of FloChem and a respected business leader from Guelph, has been a steadfast supporter of his community. His remarkable journey from a foundry in the Ottawa Valley to assuming sole ownership of FloChem in 2006 showcases the power of hard work and dedication. FloChem, a chemical distribution company, has played a crucial role in Terry's philanthropic journey.
"Myrna and I are deeply committed to supporting children and the wellbeing of families. the RMHC mission, the people working in this beautiful organization. All of the care that is extended to families made it an easy to decision for us to support this charity. This gift is our way of ensuring that families across Southern Ontario can continue to find comfort and support during difficult times," said Terry Tucker while speaking about his donation.
Mario DeDivitiis, CEO of RMHCSCO, expressed deep gratitude for the Tucker Family’s extraordinary contribution; "Terry and Myrna Tucker's generosity is truly remarkable. Their commitment to our mission not only marks a historic moment for our charity, but also reinforces the power of philanthropy and how giving back to one’s community can truly impact lives."
Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario, located in Hamilton, is a nonprofit organization that provides a home away from home for families with seriously ill children receiving treatment at McMaster Children's Hospital. RMHCSCO supports families from across Ontario, including Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Halton, Niagara, and Hamilton.
For more information about this legacy gift or the event, please contact Meaghan Moore, Director of Advancement & External Relations. email@example.com 647-309-1355
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