BETH ALESSIO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF SOUTHERN COLORADO
When she was honored in 2021 on her 20th anniversary leading the home away from home for families with hospitalized, critically ill children, her staff and board saluted Beth Alessio as “dynamic, articulate, gentle, compassionate, caring, principled, a good leader!” That adds up to her being “a keeper,” they said, and voters agreed again this year, saying those descriptive words will always continue to describe Beth. She was credited with leading the drive to build a new Ronald McDonald House within walking distance of the new Children’s Hospital in north Colorado Springs where it now serves 650 or more families annually. More are served in family rooms in two area hospitals. “Beth always makes a difference,” said an admirer.