Doors of Compassion

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

dsc_059203_imke_slspDoors of Compassion is a one of a kind signature fundraising event benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton and its mission to provide a home-away-from-home to families of critically ill and injured hospitalized babies and children.

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – midnight
Reservations: $150 per individual; $300 per pair
Location: Dinner locations will be assigned; mystery after party location revealed at dinner

Due to overwhelming demand, seats for Doors of Compassion have sold out! Thank you to the generous community for your show of support! Please visit this page for changes or updates. For any questions, please email

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The event begins with a delicious dinner prepared by one of the area’s elite chefs and served in one of 30 private residences throughout the Dayton area. All chefs are given the same core dinner ingredients and are encouraged to use their culinary creativity to create a unique dining experience for their guest’s enjoyment. Dinner locations are randomly assigned to guest pairs, providing a wonderful opportunity for community and business leaders to mingle and dine together.

After dinner, guests come together to share their unique dining experiences at an After Party. The After Party venue is a secret and the location is not revealed to the guests until the evening of the event. The After Party features a decadent dessert & coffee bar, after-dinner libations, live music, a silent auction and more!

Door of Compassion is kosher and vegetarian friendly. Guests are asked to indicate special dietary restrictions when reservations are purchased.

If you are interested in becoming a chef, sponsor or host home, or need additional information, please email or call 937-224-0047 x20.

Presenting Sponsor


Drs. Kirby and Rita Heritage

Drs. Kirby and Rita Heritage

Kirby and Rita have been residents of the Miami Valley since 1984 and currently live in Kettering. Rita Heritage M.D. has been a practicing pediatrician locally since 1984 and works with PriMed Physicians in Kettering.

Kirby Heritage M.D. was attending neonatologist at USAF Medical Center at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Dayton Children’s Hospital from 1984 – 1987. In 1987, he joined the neonatology group at Miami Valley Hospital where he currently is the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Kirby has been a committed board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton since 2013.

2017 Doors of Compassion Steering Committee

Beth Helmig, Community Volunteer - Event Chair
Sally Tahy, Rodan + Fields - Event Co-Chair
Natasha Randall, Entertainment Unlimited - After Party Chair
Hope Arthur- Auction Chair
Ann Berger, Commuter Advertising - Chef Chair
Teri Macaulay, Host Home Chair
Marge Etson, Standard Register - Liaison Chair
Holly Allen- Marketing Chair
Jodi Brennan, Rodan + Fields - Sponsorship Chair
Adrienne Gallagher- Volunteer Chair
Karen Hunt, RMHC Special Events and Partnership Development Director

2017 Featured Chefs | View Chef Bios

Host Your Own Dinner Party Sponsors

Elite Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Huntington Bank

Pairing Party Sponsor

Dinner Providers

Fortune Band Sponsor

Dick Amann, Focus on Design



After Party Donors

Photo Booth Sponsor


Keeping Families Close

Your donation helps to provide Love, Healing, and Hope.

Many families depend on the cradle of support the House provides while their babies and children are hospitalized.  We believe that healing happens together and children find the strength they need when their families are by their side.

Your contribution helps Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton continue to be a beacon of hope for hospitalized children and their families.


Please send payment & any additional information to:
Ronald McDonald House of Dayton
555 Valley Street
Dayton, Ohio 45404


To donate by phone please call:
937-224-0047 x. 16

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