Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Moonlight Gala



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Northwood Country Club
6524 Alpha Rd,
Dallas, Texas 75240



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Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Hosts Under the Moonlight and Into the Garden Gala

The 18th annual gala to raise critical funds to provide a home-away-from-home for seriously ill children

DALLAS (April 4, 2023) – Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) will host Under the Moonlight and Into the Garden on Friday, April 14 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. featuring a festive floral theme at Northwood Country Club. The event, presented by LiquidAgents Healthcare, will feature music by Goga, delicious fare, a live auction and dancing with music by DJ Frat Boy. 

Since 2006, the annual fundraiser has raised nearly $2.5 million for RMHD, which has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 42,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. This year, the event chairmen are Laura Petka and Lauren Pond. RMHD’s mission is especially important to Petka because in 2019 she traveled to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with son Hayes who was seriously ill and stayed at Ronald McDonald House with her family while there.

“The Ronald McDonald House made it possible for us to all be together during such a tough time,” said Laura Petka, Gala Co-Chair and RMHD Board Member. “We were amazed at how they went above and beyond to equip us with everything we needed to support our baby in the hospital, while still being with the other three kids.  After Hayes became healthy, we knew we wanted to give back to a place that gave us so much and get involved with our Ronald McDonald House locally, in Dallas. Giving them support, so they can continue supporting families who need them, means the world to us.

Auction items include a 5-night scenic couples’ trip to Iceland, a 7-night luxury home escape in Seagrove Beach, Florida, a Texas Rangers Founders Suite with food, beverage and tickets for 18 plus parking, a luxury local shopping spree including LaVie Maxi Caftan, Petra jewelry and Carolina Herrera sunglasses, a Summer “Fun in the Sun” party for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas families and much more!


LiquidAgents Healthcare | Presenting Sponsor

Janice and Tim Go | Gold Sponsor

Sewell Automotive Companies | Valet Sponsor

Sharon and Jon Kelley | Silver Sponsor

Paige and Richard Reupke | Silver Sponsor

Katie and Robert Allen | Bronze Sponsor

RMHC of Greater North Texas | Bronze Sponsor

Meredith and Andrew Clavenna | Bronze Sponsor

Southwestern Medical Foundation/UT Southwestern Medical Center | Bronze Sponsor

Dossett/Emmons/Reynolds | Bronze Sponsor

Cecilie and Ronnie Holman | Bronze Sponsor

Scottish Rite for Children | Bronze Sponsor

Jean and Tom Walter | Bronze Sponsor

Laura and Matt Petka | Bronze Sponsor

Jennifer Schaulin | Bronze Sponsor

Children’s Health | Bronze Sponsor

Whitney Cameron | Bronze Sponsor

Brett Crawford | Bronze Sponsor

Mike and Sally McWilliams | Bronze Sponsor

Lauren Pond and Adelaide Erickson | Bronze Sponsor

AMN Healthcare | Bronze Sponsor

Lacee and Matt Carter | Bronze Sponsor

Carol and Sam Dalton | Couple Sponsor

The Kershaw Foundation | Couple Sponsor

Kim Besse | Couple Sponsor

Christina and Greg Gray | Couple Sponsor

Radha and John Michels | Couple Sponsor

Lauren and Stephen Swann | Couple Sponsor

Lindy and Brad Berkley Family Foundation | Couple Sponsor

Kacy and Carter Tolleson | Couple Sponsor

April and Chad Cook | Couple Sponsor

Cate and Jeremy Ford | Couple Sponsor

Holland and James Carroll | Couple Sponsor

Kathryn and Gavin Sontag | Couple Sponsor

McDonald’s Dallas Field Office | Couple Sponsor

Beth M. Tomlin, DDS, MS | Couple Sponsor

Kendell and Andrew Mountain | Couple Sponsor

Sponsorship and individual tickets for Under the Moonlight Gala benefiting RMHD are selling out fast for $500 with sponsorships ranging from $2,000 to $25,000, with a goal to raise $450,000. More information on sponsorships and tickets are available at .



Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 42,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit

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