02 May Pamela W. Cornforth
President and CEO
Pam has been the President/CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware since 1999. Her responsibilities include overseeing the day to day operations of the House and two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. She is responsible for financial and personnel management, strategic planning, public relations, fund raising and administrative duties for the House. During Pam’s leadership the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware has undergone two expansions. The first “mini” expansion which was completed in 1999 added 10 guest rooms and finished the basement area. The second expansion was the construction of a 29,000 square foot wing which added 23 guest rooms for a total of 50 guest rooms, new kitchens, dining room, mini theater and family lounge areas. This new wing was dedicated May 2005. Pam led the House’s efforts for their capital campaign which exceeded the $4.9mm goal. Pam recently completed a two- year term as a member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Global Advisory board acting in the capacity as a liaison between the local RMHC chapters and the global office. Pam is served on the ad-hoc study team for RMHC to measure the impact that the Ronald McDonald House program has on its hospital partners and access to healthcare.
Pam demonstrates a strong commitment to her local community. Pam is a Fund for Women Founder and served as the Secretary for the Board of Trustees for the Fund for Women. Pam is a Past President of the board of directors for the Rotary Club of Wilmington, and the past Chair of the Board of Directors for DANA (Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies). Pam is the past Chair of the Superstars in Business Committee and past co-chair of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Small Business Alliance Board of Managers. She has also served as President of the Junior League of Wilmington and is currently the sustainer director to the Junior League of Wilmington Board of Directors. Pam was named a 2010 Brava! Women Business Achievement award winner and an inductee in the Brava! Hall of Fame. Prior to joining the nonprofit world, Pam worked for the Bank of New York as a commercial loan officer in New York City. Pam graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in Psychology and a minor in business. She resides in Landenberg, Pennsylvania with her husband, Doug. Doug and Pam have 3 adult children, Ashley, Brad and Anna and 2 adorable grandchildren, Jackson and Alice.