From left: Christine Donohue (Chief of Staff, FCPS), Jay Garant (coordinator, Business and Community Partnerships- FCPS), Jim Van Valkenburg (McDonald’s owner/operator), Ronald McDonald, Neva Van Valkenburg (McDonald’s owner/operator), Kyu Rhee (McDonald’s owner/operator). The owners/operators in this picture own restaurants in Fairfax County and contributed to the total donation.
On Friday, Jan. 18, the McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. presented Fairfax County Public Schools with a check for $4,200. This donation is from the first ever DMV-wide McTeacher’s Night Fundraising event that was held in late fall of 2012. To celebrate McDonald’s longstanding history of supporting local schools, teachers, school administrators, parents and students visited their local McDonald’s for dinner, where a percentage of the evening’s sales went back to local education.
Fairfax County Public Schools is just one of many school districts in the Greater Washington, D.C., area that will receive a monetary donation from the event. The total amount raised through the donations from McDonald’s restaurants is $45,000.