Ronald McDonald House


About the Client: The Ronald McDonald House is a nationwide nonprofit organization with two locations in Indianapolis, one in Riley Hospital and one on Limestone.  The House provides a home for families with children in local hospitals.  Their mission statement is “We provide a supportive home-away-from-home for families of children receiving medical care at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and other area hospitals, and we champion programs that improve the health, education and well-being of children.” Volunteers can provide meals for families or do service work in the House.  To learn more, visit

About the project: The Ronald McDonald House has several loyal, consistent volunteers as well as occasional volunteers that provide meals and perform service work in the House.  In order to organize volunteering events, a string of emails must be sent back and forth as there is no automated web application to do this.  Our job is to create this web application to make organizing volunteer events easier as well as make a volunteer database for the service volunteers.

Meet the Team!


Chris McDonald – Chris is a senior computer science major who has a background in web development.  He leads the team and outlines weekly goals and tasks to be completed.  Email:

Austin Bange – Austin is senior Interactive Media major who worked with web development through his digital media classes.  Austin serves as the primary liaison between the team and the Ronald McDonald House.  Email:

Alex Sottile – Alex is a senior Actuarial Science major with a minor in Computer Science.  Alex serves as the team’s web master; he is responsible for updating the team’s web page as well as documenting the project. Email:

Jordan Sloan – Jordan is a junior Computer Science major.  This is his first semester in EPICS and he is excited to learn web design and technical skills as well as help the community.  Email:


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