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Charles "Chuck" Day

Charles Day, President & CEO
Charles “Chuck” Day, CFRE, FAHP, became President & CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego on December 1, 2010. He brings nearly three decades of experience in non-profit management and fundraising and a commitment to serving families with seriously ill children.

A veteran non-profit executive in San Diego, Day most recently served as vice president and senior director of philanthropy for Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation. Day was a driving force in raising more than $228 million for the hospital foundation during 15 years of service in positions of increasing responsibility. He brings to Ronald McDonald House more than 28 years of leadership experience across a broad spectrum of roles in non-profit leadership, fundraising, marketing and public relations. In addition to positions at Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation, Day previously served as associate vice president and director of development at Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science and was founding clinic director of Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders.

“In the past few years, I have seen the Ronald McDonald House blossom from a 12-room home to an expansive resource that has quadrupled in size and now serves the growing needs of our entire community. It’s just magic,” said Day. “Spearheading the effort to raise the money needed to continue supporting families links my passion and experience perfectly. I am honored to serve the community we live in and, more importantly, the families who need us now and in the future,” he added.  

“Chuck deeply understands the important role Ronald McDonald House plays in our community and is poised to lead the organization as we continue to help more and more families,” said Tim Malott, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “We are confident he has the experience, skills and passion to guide Ronald McDonald House Charities in our mission to serve families whose children face life-threatening illnesses.”

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego is currently conducting an ongoing campaign to retire debt incurred to build the new House. Day will lead the effort to raise those funds, as well as strategically direct the organization in a time of continued growth in both size and services provided to families.