Suncoast Credit Union Grants RMHC SWFL $20,000 to Help Families with a Hospitalized Child

[Fort Myers, FL- December 22, 2023] – Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southwest Florida (RMHC SWFL), specializing in family-centered care, extends its deepest gratitude to Suncoast Credit Union for their generous grant of $20,000. 

This significant contribution from Suncoast Credit Union will play a crucial role in advancing the mission of RMHC SWFL, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a home-away-from-home for families with seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. The funds will directly impact the lives of these families by ensuring they have a comfortable and supportive place to stay during challenging times. 

“We are immensely grateful to Suncoast Credit Union for their commitment to our cause,” said Laura Ragain, President & CEO. “This generous grant will make a meaningful difference in the lives of families facing medical crises, providing them with the support and comfort they need during their difficult journey. 

The $20,000 grant will be utilized to enhance the services and facilities offered by RMHC SWFL, enabling the organization to accommodate more families, improve existing programs, and further its mission of keeping families together and promoting the healing process. 

At Suncoast Credit Union, we pride ourselves on making a positive impact on the communities we serve, and we’re proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida and the invaluable services they provide to families in need,” said Kourtney Berry, Executive Director, Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. “Giving back is part of our DNA at Suncoast — and together, we can create a stronger and more compassionate community.”  


About Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwest Florida  

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southwest Florida creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. With the generosity of our community, the efforts of our volunteers, staff, Board of Directors, and local McDonald’s restaurant owner-operators, we provide impact through three core programs: The Ronald McDonald House®, providing lodging, meals, and other supportive services; the Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Golisano Children’s Hospital, providing food, laundry facilities, and a relaxation area; and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® Program, providing dental care through our partnership with two health care providers to underserved children. Of the 40 RMHC Care Mobile programs worldwide, we proudly have 2 to serve our community. To learn more, get involved, or support, please visit 

About Suncoast Credit Union 

Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Florida, the 8th largest in the United States based on membership, and the 11th largest in the United States based on its $17.1 billion in assets. Chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union, Suncoast Credit Union currently operates 77 full-service branches and serves more than one million members across Florida. As a community credit union, anyone who lives, works, attends school, or worships in Suncoast Credit Union’s service area is eligible for membership. In 2021, Suncoast Credit Union’s field of membership was expanded to include public K-12 teachers, college educators, and educational support staff from all of Florida’s 67 counties. Suncoast is passionate about community support. Since its founding in 1990, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated more than $40 million to organizations and initiatives that support the health, education, and emotional well-being of children in the communities that the credit union serves. For more information, visit or follow us on social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.