The story of the Milwaukee Ronald McDonald House begins with the passion, spirit and heart of James W. Pihos. As one of the founding members of RMHC, the grand opening of the House in 1984 was James’ proudest moment. James served as the House Chairman of the Board from 1983-1986 and Senior Chairman of the Board from 1987-2011.
In honor of James’ love and commitment to RMHC, we introduced the James W. Pihos Award in 2011 to recognize and honor an individual, corporation, foundation or organization for their dedication to the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin through their vision, passion and philanthropic support.
The award was first bestowed in 2011 to mark the 25th anniversary of Chefs’ Dinner. Recipients to-date include the following: