VC man joins charity board
June 05, 2013Brian Cahill of Valley Center recently joined Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego as a new board of trustees member to guide the organization on its mission to provide supportive services, including food and lodging, to families with a critically ill or injured child being treated at a local hospital.
"The Ronald McDonald House depends on hundreds of volunteers to serve thousands of meals each week and keep the 47-bedroom facility running smoothly, and it relies on a handful of dedicated individuals to provide guidance as members of the board of trustees," said Doug Dawson, chairman of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego board. "Our board has recently expanded and we're delighted to have visionary philanthropists and unstoppable business minds join the team."
Cahill is Southwest division president for Balfour Beatty Construction. Cahill led the construction team on the Ronald McDonald House's 47-room facility, a building that has received accolades for its design, construction, strategic location and sustainable features.
In addition to playing a role in the creation of the Ronald McDonald House, Cahill has been a longtime supporter of the charity and participates in the annual golf tournament, even serving as the chairman for the event's golf invitational committee. According to Cahill, community involvement is of the utmost importance and he brings expertise in sustainability and operations management to his new position on the board of trustees.
Founded in 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a "home away from home" to families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals.