Scottsdale residents to co-chair 2016 ‘McNight to Remember’ gala

Scott and Lanette Harris at the Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix. (RMHC photo).

Scott and Lanette Harris at the Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix. (RMHC photo).

Lanette and Scott Harris of Scottsdale have been named co-chairs for the 2016 A McNight to Remember fund-raising gala to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix.

The annual event is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. More than 550 guests attended the 2015 gala and raised more than $417,750 for families staying at the Valley’s three Ronald McDonald Houses while their children receive vital medical care.

No family is ever turned away for being unable to manage the $15 nightly donation that is asked. In 2015, only 10 percent of the more than 1,950 families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses in the Valley were able to make the contribution.

Lanette is the front office supervisor for the Endocrinology, Diabetes, Longevity Center of Scottsdale.

Scott, a certified financial planner, has been with the Principal Financial Group for 17 years and is in his second term as a Ronald McDonald House board member, currently serving as Secretary on the executive committee.

Their three children represent the family as alumni and students at Arizona State University, The University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
“Co-chairing the A McNight to Remember Gala, our largest single fundraiser of the year, is a significant undertaking and we are incredibly grateful to Lanette and Scott for their commitment and leadership,” said RMHC Executive Director Nancy Roach.

For more information about A McNight to Remember and the Ronald McDonald House, visit www.rmhcphoenix.com.

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