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      Ronald McDonald House Hires Director of Community Development

      {}Roanoke, VA - The Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia has hired Ms. Jeanne M. Bollendorf as its new Director of Community Development. Bollendorf comes to the RMHC-SWVA from the Historical Society of Western Virginia in Roanoke, Va, where she served as the Executive Director and was responsible for operations at the History Museum of Western Virginia, the O. Winston Link Museum, Crystal Spring Pump Station, and Kegley Publications. Bollendorf is a native of Charlottesville, Va and has worked for non-profits for more than fifteen years. She received her Master of Arts degree in Landscape Archaeology from the University of Bristol in Bristol, England. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Archaeology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va."We are pleased to welcome Jeanne to our staff, we are fortunate to have found someone so well qualified to help represent Ronald McDonald House in our region" says Laney Mofield, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia. "I believe she will bring the energy and vision that enable us to maintain our current programming and reach out further into our region," Mofield adds.As Director of Community Development, Bollendorf will be responsible for fundraising, development and marketing for the various programs of the Ronald McDonald House, which include the Chari-Tea Soiree, Tab Top Extravaganza, Annual Golf Tournament, Rock A Tee, Lights of Love, and Cookies with Santa. This year, Ronald McDonald House is celebrating its 30th Birthday on September 12, 2014.