RMHC Honors Child Advocates at Annual Awards of Excellence Event

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With over three decades of financial services experience, Wayne Demeester serves as managing director of Definitive Advisors, LLC, an investment firm he cofounded in 2011. In addition to leading his firm, Wayne Demeester has dedicated his time and resources over the years to a number of nonprofit groups, including Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Every fall for nearly 30 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has held its annual Awards of Excellence celebration to honor individuals who have made significant contributions toward improving the lives of children. In addition to receiving accolades from their peers and RMHC leaders, each Awards of Excellence recipient is presented with a $100,000 grant to be donated to a nonprofit organization of his or her choosing.

Recently, more than 1,200 RMHC leaders and guests came together for the 2015 Awards of Excellence gala, which took place Saturday, November 7, in Rosemont, Illinois. Rwanda minister of health Dr. Agnes Binagwaho and RMHC South Africa founding member Reggie Skhosana were honored at the event and presented with the Medical Award of Excellence and the McTLC Award of Excellence, respectively.

Dr. Binagwaho will direct the $100,000 Medical Award of Excellence grant to a Rwandan foundation assisting vulnerable children, and Mr. Skhosana will donate his grant money to RMHC South Africa. For more information about the RMHC Awards of Excellence, visit www.rmhc.org/awards-of-excellence-gala.