The Coast News Group

Rancho philanthropist joins McDonald House board

COAST CITIES — Rancho Santa Fe resident Susan Hoehn, a philanthropist and owner of Hoehn Motors, has been named to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego board of trustees.Hoehn has been highly involved with San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House for years, including serving on the ROMP fundraising gala event committee for three years and donating luxury cars for raffles benefiting the charity. Hoehn’s philanthropic network and her knowledge of the San Diego charitable community’s needs and motivations will help the Ronald McDonald House remain top of mind among key supporters, ultimately helping the 12,500 family members who rely on the Ronald McDonald House each year for food, lodging and other supportive services.The facility provides supportive services, including food and lodging, to families with a critically ill or injured child being treated at a local hospital.

“The Ronald McDonald House depends on hundreds of volunteers to serve thousands of meals each week and keep the 47-bedroom facility running smoothly, and it relies on a handful of dedicated individuals to provide guidance as members of the board of trustees,” said Doug Dawson, chair of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego board of trustees. “Our board has recently expanded and we’re delighted to have visionary philanthropists and unstoppable business minds join the team.”

Other new board members include Sister Tricia Cruise, Abbaseh Samimi,

Brian Cahill and Nick Cole.

“Each member of our board of trustees dedicates their time, talent and resources to our House, enabling us to focus on how we may best serve the families who need us,” said Chuck Day, president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. “This group of individuals has a range of knowledge and experience to bring to the table and we look forward to learning from them for years to come.”

Founded in 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a “home away from home” to families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. To learn more, visit