McHappy Day Raises Over $3,000 from Local Richmond-based McDonald’s to Help Fund Richmond Hospital Acute Care Tower


For the second consecutive year, Yolando and Bill Chao have made a generous donation of more than $3,000 to Richmond Hospital Foundation toward the new Acute Care Tower through the McHappy Day campaign. Volunteers from the Richmond Hospital Foundation joined the staff in serving coffee, preparing food, and welcoming customers for an annual day of community giving. McHappy Day took place this year on May 8. For every hot drink, burger and happy meal that was purchased, one dollar was given to a charity.

Bill and Yolanda Chao have owned McDonald’s franchises in Richmond since 2014. A former nurse at Richmond Hospital, Mrs. Chao is especially passionate about raising funds for the new acute care tower in Richmond. Chao’s Generation Inc. has committed to making a gift in support of the new tower from proceeds of McHappy Days over five years.

McDonald’s Restaurant Owners Bill Chao (middle), presented the cheque to Verna Yu (left), Associate Director of Special Events, Richmond Hospital Foundation, and Spencer Gall, Development Manager, Richmond Hospital Foundation.

Richmond Hospital Foundation

For over 30 years, Richmond Hospital Foundation has raised over $100 million to help fund vital medical equipment, improvements in patient care services and upgraded facilities. Our goal is to inspire joyful giving within our community to build a better and healthier future for Richmond.

ACT NOW Campaign

Richmond Hospital urgently needs a new Acute Care Tower to replace the original hospital tower, which is more than 50 years old, seismically unstable and obsolete with severely deficient infrastructure unable to meet the needs of Richmond’s dramatically growing and aging population. More in-patient beds, larger operating rooms and a “future-ready” design will be just some of the many innovative features in the tower. Richmond Hospital Foundation’s goal with its ACT NOW campaign is to inspire giving to raise at least $50 million in philanthropic commitments to help fund a new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital.


Jon Hicke
Director, Marketing & Communication