Red Shoe Crew

Join our team of dynamic, motivated, and fun individuals galvanized into a Force of Good for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland.

Our Mission

Since launching in late Spring 2011, our mission has been to engage, empower and inspire young professionals in Maryland to participate in philanthropic and leadership endeavors, and to build awareness of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland. We do this with a focus on networking, service and fundraising.

Help Build a Legacy

One that will impact children and their families for decades to come. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Crew, please email Brooke Towle.


Jessica Beaver

Chair, Membership
Leksi Kovalerchik

Josh Heller

New Member Liaison
Gregory Snyder

Chair, Social Committee
Christina deGraft-Johnson

Co-Chair, Red Shoe Shuffle
Gina Scalise

Co-Chair, Service
Lindsay Melvin

Co-Chair, Service
Chrissy Polchito

Frequently Asked Questions

The Red Shoe Crew is a group of young professionals and students in the Baltimore, MD and surrounding area associated with the Ronald McDonald House Maryland. The group volunteers at the House, hosts networking and social events for its members, and raises money for the House.

The group concentrates its efforts in fundraising and volunteer service, and participation in the Red Shoe Crew events throughout the calendar year including the Crew’s signature event: the annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run & Walk.

Service opportunities are at the very core of the Red Shoe Crew. All Crew members are encouraged to raise important funds so RMHC Maryland can continue to provide for the RMH children and their families, who the House their Home. In addition to fundraising, the Crew comprises some of RMHC Maryland’s most enthusiastic volunteers and will be seen at the House often during meal times, or helping out at one of the many House volunteer opportunities (make sure to visit our Volunteer page to learn more!). Although there is no requirement for members to attend a specific number of volunteer events, longtime Crew members would agree that volunteering together is one of the best ways to connect with the mission of the House, the families staying there, and fellow Red Shoe members.

The Red Shoe social events allow the group to socialize, get to know one another, and build networks among young professionals in Baltimore. The Red Shoe Crew hosts two main social events throughout the year, a “Red Shoe Brew” to kick off the year, and the annual meeting in September. These events will serve as an opportunity to not only raise awareness about the Red Shoe Crew, but also provide a casual setting to introduce new people to the group. The Crew’s signature event is the Red Shoe Shuffle, which is a 5k race benefiting the House. The race takes place every spring and is one of the keystone fundraising events for RHMC Maryland. Learn more about the annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run & Walk.

Interested in joining the Red Shoe Crew? Contact Brooke Towle to learn more about our application process and for more information.