Our History

Established in 1983

Our House was built in 1921.

In the early eighties, a progressive group of community members examined the changing healthcare landscape within Marshfield and the future need for housing for families of pediatric families that were traveling a long distance to rural Marshfield for their care. Communities throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states responded to the plea for funds to renovate existing homes suitable for a Ronald McDonald House.

Ronald McDonald House of Marshfield

Marshfield converted this home into a Ronald McDonald House in 1983, less than 10 months after our Board’s first meeting. The Ronald McDonald House of Marshfield was opened on December 7, 1983, as the first Ronald McDonald House within Wisconsin.

To this day, there are only three Ronald McDonald Houses within Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Madison, and Marshfield.

our relationship with McDonald’s

The following trademarks used herein are owned by McDonald’s Corporation and its affiliates; McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Ronald McDonald House Charities Logo, RMHC, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

RMHC is recognized as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 509(a) and has 501(c)(3) status. Donations to RMHC are deductible. Donors should consult their tax advisor for questions regarding deductibility. The RMHC EIN is 93-0833012. A copy of the RMHC determination letter is available upon request.