Jennifer Goodin has served as Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati since 1998. Under her leadership, our House has more than tripled in size to its present 78 bedrooms. Jennifer is a frequent local and national speaker on the topic of fundraising and not-for-profit management. She was named one of Cincinnati's "Forty Under 40" by the Business Courier in 1999 and is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class 30. Jennifer earned Bachelors degrees in English/Journalism and in Theatre from Miami University, as well as Masters degrees in Journalism and Health Education from The Ohio State University.
In 2006, our House received the Non-Profit of the Year award from the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, as well as the Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau. In 2007, Ronald McDonald House also received the ONE Award (based on the Malcolm Baldrige criteria) in the Performance category. Jennifer has built a tradition of careful stewardship of the funds donors invest in our House and mission. As a result, Cincinnati's Ronald McDonald House is now regarded as a model of hospitality and guest services.
Jennifer and her husband, Steve (an attorney with Graydon Head), are both former Peace Corps volunteers. They live in Wyoming, Ohio with their two daughters, Hadley and Beatrice, their son, Hugh, and their dogs LuLu and Jack-Jack.
Business Director & Grantwriting Specialist
Director of Operations
Director of Volunteers
Community Development Manager
Director of Planned Giving
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Operations & Administrative Coordinator
Taste of Hope Chef
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Guest Services Manager Rotate
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