RMHC of Central Ohio Board Member Elected Chair of Kellogg Foundation

Joel Oney, Vice President of Agribusiness Lending Management at Heartland Bank, Brutus the Buckeye, Dr. Cathann Kress, Dean of CFAES at OSU, and Wyatt Osborn, the Dean’s 4-H Member teammate pose for a photo at the Inaugural Dean’s Charity Steer Show for RMHC of Central Ohio. [Photo: Heartland Bank/Facebook]

Congratulations to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio board of trustees member, Dr. Cathann A. Kress for her election to chair of the board at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan. Kress is vice president for agricultural administration and dean of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. She was Outstanding Community Supporter of the year for RMHC of Central Ohio in 2019 and hosted the Dean’s Charity Steer Show in 2018, raising more than $150,000 to help keep families near their hospitalized children in Columbus.

“I’m deeply honored to take on this role of stewarding Mr. Kellogg’s legacy and his unwavering belief in people’s ability to solve the most pressing challenges facing children and families in their communities,” said Kress upon her election as chair of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Kress has been a board member of the Foundation since 2016. WKKF works across the country and internationally to help children facing difficult situations reach their full potential.

Incidentally, as part of a multi-year initiative, Kellogg’s Away From Home program has generously donated cereal trees and Kellogg’s cereal cups to more than 140 local Ronald McDonald House programs across the U.S., including ours. This evergreen program helps to ensure that families staying at local Ronald McDonald House programs have delicious grab-and-go breakfast options as they manage busy treatment schedules.