Children's Medical Center Plano treated Rikki's son after battling chronic GI issues at birth. She has served on the Women's Auxiliary and was the co-emcee for Children's "Legacy of Love" fashion show fundraiser. Children’s Health is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals.

Rikki is a passionate supporter of The Hendrick Scholarship Foundation. It provides scholarships, mentoring, and support services to underserved high school students in Collin County, Texas. 

Rikki was born and partially raised at Walter Reed. The Walter Reed Society, Inc. sponsors events and funds projects and goods that enhance patient care services, support the welfare and morale of service members and other staff.


​Texas Children's Hospital- Rikki asked Houston Texans football player, JJ Watt, to attend the Spirit Halloween party at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. The event appeared on the Today Show and brought visibility to the Spirit of Children Campaign. 


Rikki has always enjoyed giving back to her community. As a child, she and her mother would prepare and deliver presents as "Secret Santas" to families throughout Maryland. She is still passionate about her philanthropic work with hospitals, military organizations, and other non-profits. Her father-in-law created Spirit Halloween, and her husband owned and operated stores in Texas when they met. Through the "Spirit of Children" program, they raised funds for the Child Life department at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, and Dell Children's Hospital in Austin. 

 Since 2003, with the help of their nationwide network of Volunteers, Operation Gratitude has sent a total of 4 million Care Packages containing carefully chosen items meant to boost the morale and resilience of our service members and give them warm reminders of home. Today, Operation Gratitude sends up to 200,000 Care Packages per year, and are committed to growing that number to over 1 million per year by 2027.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals was founded more than 40 years ago with the vision to Change Kids’ Health, Change the Future. They’ve raised over $8.5 billion for 170 children’s hospitals by empowering and engaging with local communities and businesses.

All donations benefit local member hospitals to fund what’s needed most, including critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that put kids’ and families’ minds at ease during difficult hospital stays, and financial assistance for families who could not otherwise afford these health services.

Rikki is a 17 year breast cancer survivor. 

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