At Rodman for Kids, we believe every young person deserves access to the programs, resources, and opportunities they need to dream, grow, and succeed. We are committed to raising resources, building capacity, and creating opportunities for youth-focused organizations, their leaders, and the kids they serve.
Through our 4 initiatives – Ride for Kids, Celebration for Kids, Disney for Kids, and Theatre for Kids – we endeavor to provide young people with the opportunities to dream and to succeed.
Due to economic, emotional and sometimes physical barriers, too many children in our community don’t have access to the wondorous experiences that could enrich their lives. Rodman for Kids brings together the area’s non-profit organizations focused on children, instead of pitting them against each other to fight for donor dollars. We serve as a resource that enables these organizations to collaborate and execute bolder and more effective efforts that build children’s lives beyond their homes or neighborhoods.
To put it simply, we empower them to do what they do best…help the kids.
Leadership Development Resources & Community
Rodman for Kids is dedicated to raising resources, building capacity, and creating opportunities for youth-focused organizations, their leaders, and the young people they serve.
We bring together the leaders and staff of our partner organizations to create a collaborative peer learning and support community, building their knowledge & capacity through professional and leadership development opportunities. Through these convenings, we are able to stay proximate to their work and responsive to their needs in real time. By bringing these organizations and leaders together on a regular basis, we also create the conditions for deep relationships and new partnerships to be formed well beyond the space we hold with them.
About the Organization
Everything we do is driven by our desire to carry forward the legacy left behind by our Founder, Don Rodman, who devoted the last few decades of his life to kids.
Our signature event, the Rodman Ride for Kids, offers our youth-focused Partner Organizations a cost-free convening platform to raise funds for their programs and engage in collaborative opportunities. The Ride for Kids has raised more than $145 million and impacts tens of thousands of kids each year.
Our holiday gala, Celebration for Kids is a great party with a greater mission. Chef tastings, an unrivaled auction, and more help raise funds for dozens of organizations to provide young people with a bright holiday season and opportunities for success throughout the year.
We also provide opportunities for young people to broaden their horizons and dream through our Disney for Kids and Marilyn Rodman Theatre for Kids programs, which respectively have sent more than 2,500 kids on 5-day all-expenses paid trips to Disney World and more than 75,000 kids to Broadway theatre performances in Boston.
About Don & Marilyn
Everything we do is driven by our desire to carry forward the legacy left behind by our Founder, Don Rodman, who devoted the last few decades of his life to kids, and his wife, Marilyn Rodman.