40 From Our 40: Jim Glasener

In 2012, Jim Glasener learned of the Ronald McDonald House when he headed a 250-person construction crew at Riley Children’s Health at IU’s Simon Family Tower. Intrigued, he started sharing leftovers from crew lunches with the House but wanted to do more.

His crew was a great resource. “People will pay money to see the project manager lead stretches in a chicken suit,” he says.

A decade of service to RMHCCIN later, the senior project executive at Messer Construction chairs the House Board of Directors. He and his family serve Christmas Day meals to House guests.

“The House,” he says, “represents a place of safety, fulfilling basic needs, so that families can focus on what is truly important.”

By Theresa Dunn

Heart & Hearth Summer 2022