Gala guests sit at round tables. The floor beside them has a projected image of the RMHCA logo

What is the Heart of the House Gala?

Heart of the House Gala, presented by Medical Properties Trust, brings RMHCA supporters together for a dynamic night of bidding, food and fun! In 2022, supporters and sponsors raised $484,930 to keep families together and near their child’s medical care, at no cost to them. This is a record-breaking total for RMHCA’s mission and we are so grateful for our Gala Committee, volunteers and sponsors who worked so hard behind the scenes to make Heart of the House Gala so magical.

Watch the video of this year’s featured family below.

Save the Date for 2023!

21st Annual Heart of the House Gala, presented by Medical Properties Trust
Friday, August 11, 2023
All proceeds benefit the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Become a sponsor

If you are interested in learning more or ready to become a sponsor, please contact Community Outreach Manager Stephanie Duncan at or 205-638-7265.


At this time, the volunteer positions for Gala are closed. Thank you for your interest and check back for next year’s event!

A heartfelt thank you to our 2022 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor
Heart Sponsors
Max and Lorayne Cooper Foundation
Family Sponsors


Blue letter H with the word Hoar underneath
Michael & Carol Hill

Curt Morris

Logo with text of Black Family Restaurants

Champion Sponsors
Logo with the text Massey, Stotser, and Nichols PC

Logo with the words Merrill A Bank of America Company. A hand drawn bull in the top right corner.

Dr. Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Dr. Waldemar A. Carlo, Dr. Carl H. “Tim” Coghill

 Andy & Catherine Meehan

Dean Restaurants

Highland Commercial Mortgage logo

LazBoy Logo sponsor

UAB Medicine Knowledge that will change your world



Special thanks to our 2022 Heart of the House Gala Committee!
Chairs Jill & Bob Crawford • Co-Chairs Kathy & Jim Emison
Brooks Emory • Cindy Hodo • Pete Hodo • Mary Grahovac • Amy Gravlee • Patti Hagwood • Allyson Harris
Carol Hill • Amy Johnstone • Doug Moore • Curt Morris • Lisa Ramsay • Kit Roth • Karyn Uptain