Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana Hires New CEO

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (RMHCCIN) announced its Board of Directors has chosen Karin Ogden as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer.

Karin Ogden

Ogden, who currently serves as Community Executive Director at the YMCA at the Athenaeum and the YMCA at the City Market, will officially begin her role with the House on July 15, 2019.

“After an extensive search supported by Indianapolis-based Charitable Advisors, the board of directors of RMHCCIN is pleased to announce Karin Ogden as Chief Executive Officer,” said Alicia Schulhof, board president. “As demonstrated by her dedication to the YMCA, Karin exhibits the values, commitment to the mission and servant-driven leadership we sought in our next CEO. The breadth of her experience strongly aligns with our vision for the future of the House and we look forward to her joining the team.”

Since 1995, Ogden has worked with the YMCA in multiple directorial and leadership roles, including Senior Program Director, Associate Executive Director, and most recently, Community Executive Director. She was directly involved with public and private partners in the development of the YMCA’s new facility at City Market, as well as, an extensive renovation of the Jordan YMCA. Ogden brings a broad array of community and staff development experience, having managed multiple fundraising campaigns, staff retention initiatives, and membership growth programs.

Ogden holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Joseph’s College and has participated in multiple community organizations, including the Massachusetts Avenue Community Development Corporation and Riley Area Development Corporation. She is actively serving as a leader within the First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church, Young Actors Theatre Board of Directors, and Shortridge High School Booster Club.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana – RMHCCIN provides a supportive “home-away-from-home” for families of children receiving medical care at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and other area hospitals, and champions programs that improve the health, education and well-being of children through community grants and scholarships. Each night, as many as 58 families call the House “home.” Thanks to community, corporate, and individual support, the house is open 365 days a year, keeping families together when it counts the most. For more information, please visit our website at