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.

Save the Date

21st Annual Heart of the House Gala, presented by Medical Properties Trust
Friday, August 11, 2023 at a private club
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 for the 2024 event, please contact Director of Planned Giving & Major Gifts Kathy Moore by email or by calling 205-638-7258.


Volunteer opportunities for gala open about two months before the event. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Zelma-Mae Cable by email or by calling 205-638-7372 if you are interested in volunteering.

A heartfelt thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor
Heart Sponsors
Chad & Patti Hagwood Foundation
Family Sponsors
Logo with text of Black Family Restaurants
Blue letter H with the word Hoar underneath
Wind Creek Casino and Hotel
Champion Sponsors
Logo spells Financial Advice and Consulting LLC
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.

Logo spells Valluzzo Companies

Special thanks to our 2023 Heart of the House Gala Committee!
Chairs Jill & Bob Crawford • Co-Chairs Kathy & Jim Emison
Lisa Cook • Brooks Emory • Mary Grahovac • Patti Hagwood Allyson Harris • Cindy Hodo • Pete Hodo
Amy Johnstone • Emily McCain • Catherine Meehan
Doug Moore • Lisa Ramsay • Kit Roth • Marianne Sharbel
Elizabeth Smith • Karyn Uptain