Nominee, 5 acute lymphocytic leukemia I wish to be a veterinarian
President & CEO Stephanie McCormick Finance & Administration: Jeff Wacha, VP of Operations Christina Sandoval, Director of Program Finance Evelyn Morad, Office Manager Maria Ruvalcaba, Finance Assistant Rossana Powell, Receptionist Program & Volunteer Services Department: Melissa Gallagher, Director of Program & Volunteer Services Luz Gonzalez, Program Services Manager Monica Fierro, Asst. Program Services Manager Michelle Cuellar, Senior Wish Coordinator Heather Craven, Wish Coordinator Rachel Messina, Wish Coordinator Lillianna Gomez, Program Coordinator Monica Cabral, Wish Assist Manager Angela Pueblos, Wish Assist Coordinator Marissa Euperio, Volunteer Services Manager Alyssa Kozloff, Volunteer Services Coordinator Development Department: Sarah Pizzaruso, VP of Marketing & Development Debra Finster, VP of Major Gifts Kjeld Lindsted, Manager, Corporate Alliances Selah Short, Event and Campaign Manager Danielle Song, Campaign Coordinator Susan Brand, Donor Care Coordinator Kara Bautch, Marketing & Communications Manager Director of the Coachella Valley: Deborah Weiss
FY14 Board of Directors: Ferril Onyett, Chair Sieg Weber, Vice Chair John Link, Treasurer Melvin Tobaru, Secretary Kathleen Bardsley, Director Joan Donnellan, Director Michael Hickman, Director Jeff Larson, Director Mike Lednovich, Director Janine Lombardi, Director Kimberly Motta, M.D., Director John Ott, Director Michael Rapacz, Director Jessica Reicher, Director Terri Sacks, Director Mike Shapiro, Director JC Timmons, Director Pamela Wasley, Director Cheryl Watton, Director Mitsy Mitsy Wilson, Director
Welcome New Board Members FY15: Violet Shen, M.D., Director Joshua Young, Director
DEAR FRIENDS, Thanks to you, we are happy to announce another record year for our chapter! We are pleased to present our 2014 Annual Report celebrating 32 years of granting wishes in our community – nearly 5,000 transformational experiences in our local chapter alone. Wishes can be pivotal events for children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. The impact a wish has on a family is powerful as you will see in the pages ahead. Join us as we reflect on 318 children and their families – as well as countless dedicated staff members, volunteers, contributors and supporters – who felt the triumph of being part of a Make-A-Wish® experience. Our vision is simple: We are dedicated to making every eligible child’s wish come true. Every Make-A-Wish employee, volunteer and supporter is committed to reaching this goal. This won’t happen in a day or in a year. In many ways, this is an aspirational goal to keep the entire organization laser-focused on what we do best: bring hope, strength and joy into the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions. In Fiscal Year 2014, our local chapter made some big decisions to commit to this vision. We moved our headquarters to a new facility in Irvine allowing us the space to grow and continue to evolve. And then we aimed bigger and aspired for more. Thanks to your generous support, we granted the most wishes ever in 2014. It has been, and will continue to be, an incredible journey. Amina, 6 leukemia I wish to be a chef
As we anticipate more remarkable success in the years to come, we look forward to the day when Make-A-Wish can report every eligible child is empowered by a wish experience. Thank you for supporting Make-A-Wish Orange County & the Inland Empire and helping us move ever closer to our vision. Best Wishes!
Stephanie McCormick President & CEO
Ferril Onyett Board Chair
Our Goal Our fundraising totals, corporate sponsorships and business practices support one purpose: to grant wishes that change lives. Volunteers and staff connect with wish kids … and walk with them through the depths of imagination. They discover their visions of perfection, and then set out to do even better. This year, 318 children in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties felt the rejuvenation of a Make-A-Wish® experience. We’re proud of another record year. But above us, there’s a summit – and it’s nearly 750. That’s how many children are diagnosed with a qualifying condition each year. We have a long way to climb. Everything we do today has just one purpose … to reach the point where every single medically eligible child in our territory receives a life-changing Make-A-Wish experience.
Finn, 5 hepatoblastoma I wish to be a cool kid
Nominee, 5 acute lymphocytic leukemia I wish to be a veterinarian
Our Supporters Make-A-Wish has been a different sort of charity from day one … a grassroots effort driven by people in our community who recognize that a wish experience can make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. People know why it is important to help Make-A-Wish children through unimaginable challenges. They recognize the essential goodness of our mission. Together, they personify unequaled generosity and care. This year, a huge number of individual supporters stepped forward to do more. The ranks of Wish Society members grew to 135 individual donors. Wish Society℠ recognizes individuals whose cumulative, unrestricted, annual gifts to our chapter (cash; not in-kind gifts, services or sponsorships) equal $1,000 or more. Recognition at this level connects donors to the impact they make possible by supporting Make-A-Wish in its day-to-day operations, even though it might not fund a wish directly. In 2014 we welcomed more than 20 new corporate contributors to help us share the power of a wish®. What unites our donors at every level is belief – that a Make-A-Wish experience can do something that nothing else can … motivate, empower, inspire.
Our People People think Make-A-Wish has just one story – that wishes make an undeniable change in the lives of kids with life-threatening medical conditions. And yes, that’s true. But we also want the entire community to find a place for Make-A-Wish in their lives. Every supporter is essential to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. We believe that when people understand what we do, they’ll take a step they’ll never forget … from “admirer” to “supporter.” The Make-A-Wish volunteer experience is incredibly unique- our mission is directly delivered and wishes are granted by volunteers. In this fiscal year, more than 600 volunteers supported our mission delivery, 285 of them as Wish Granters. We also increased the number of Spanish speaking volunteers by 45% in the last year- ensuring that we have the ability to communicate with the many Spanish speaking households where our wish kids reside. When you add in the support of 45 volunteer interns complementing our paid staff throughout the year, our volunteers contributed more than 11,000 hours in fiscal year 2014, accounting for more than $270,000 of donated time! Every Make-A-Wish child, contributor, sponsor, volunteer and employee is part of a hands-on charity that gets people involved like no other.
Abraham,5 charge syndrome I wish to have a play structure
Kate, 13 osteosarcoma I wish to be a model
Our Wishes Every year in our history, we have made significant progress toward our vision to grant every eligible childâ€™s wish. We continued to advance in 2014. This year, we served 318 children and families, yet another record milestone. We also assisted with granting the wishes of an additional 565 children who came from all over the world to have their wishes granted in Orange County and the Inland Empire. Approximately 96 percent of those wishes were to go to the DisneylandÂŽ Resort.
318 local wishes in 2014
Disney-related Other Travel Wishes Shopping adventures Celebrity encounters Electronics
Benton, 6 acute lymphoblastic leukemia I wish to be a Jedi
The donations we receive play an invaluable role in our ability to serve wish kids and their families. We are proud to report a record-breaking year in fundraising- generating 12 percent more funding than last year.
Such gains give us the momentum we need to get to the next benchmark in wish granting, propelling us even closer to achieving our vision of granting every eligible childâ€™s wish.
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Make-A-Wish速 Orange County and the Inland Empire takes pride in safeguarding the generous contributions made by individual supporters, corporations and other organizations.
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In 2014, Make-A-Wish used approximately 81 percent of every dollar contributed to grant wishes. We invite you to review our financial statements and feel confident that your investment in Make-A-Wish creates the transformation and renewal you expect from us.
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Luis, 12 brain tumor I wish to be a paleontologist
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Liora, 18 malignant kidney tumor I wish to go to the World Cup
Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire extends our deepest thanks to the many contributors who supported our mission through financial contributions. The supporters on the following pages made gifts of $1,000 or more in Fiscal Year 2014 (September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014). COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Amye Perez Barbara Jensen Beverly Wiesen Brian and Shelley Patterson Carol Boland Carolyn Chapparo and Tyrone Montoya Cathy West Charlene Savage Charles and Alice DiLorio Charles Eld Cheryl and Mohamed Watton Cheryl Bell Christine Grybos Cindy Robinson Cindy Taylor Cordell Fisher Cornelia Molkenteller Cynthia Eyre Daniel and Kathy Welden Darren Worden David and Alecia Kampff Dennis and Becki Caresio Don and Sandra Ayres Donald and Sheila Ward Donald Meyering Edward and Patricia Henry Fernando Austin Frank Delre Fred Behr Fumi Sinohui Gary Brown George Bybee Gerald and Gina Kuhns Glenn Smith Gregory and Sarah Agee
Hazel Wilson Helen Brazeau Hob and Suzanne Issa Jack and Ferril Onyett Jack Nowicki James and Kathy Mac Pherson Janine Lombardi Janis Bell Jared Pobre Jason Lantgen Jeff and Robyn Larson Jeff Elder and Karla Kjellin-Elder Jeffrey and Elana Samson Jeffrey and Robyn Rothschild Jennifer and Corey Krutsch Jessica Reicher and Aidan Hay Jim and Greta Jameson Joan Donnellan Joe Wilshire John and Claudia Link John and Lauren Ott John and Mary Krebs John Lind John Ninnis Joyce Schweppe Katheryn and James Payne Kathy Bardsley Keith Anderson Kenny Wyland Kent Russell Kevin Wagner Kiara Quinn Kimberly Motta Komron Tarkeshian Lars and Stephanie Krogius Lee Haight Lucinda Salinas
Manuel and Luz Anguiano Margaret Leonard Mark and Jody Theissen Mark and Noreen Lerner Mary Niven Melvin and Stephanie Tobaru Merida Gruhn Michael and DeAnna Colglazier Michael and Elizabeth Schreiber Michael and Tara Shapiro Michael Cupps Michael Fowler Michael Hickman Michael Murphy Michael O Rourke Michael Rapacz Michael and JoAnn Sweig Mike and Tina Catlin Mitchell and Gayle Pratt Mitchell Lundquist Natalie Milosevich Nicholas and Rachel Kramer Nikhil Gandhi Noriko Harman Pravin and Sudha Mody Quentin Meats R. M. Harmon Randy and Roberta Hodgson Rebekah Cherniss Richard and Debbie Krueger Richard and Elizabeth Steele Richard and Jennifer Lambright Richard and Kathy Luciano Richard and Tracie McCloskey Richard Cerruti Rita Marchetti Robert and Ali Bartholomew
Robert Klotz Robert Sandberg Roger and Elaine Wheeler Ruben and Karen Vogel Russ and Stephanie McCormick Ruth Arnoldt Sam and Diana Pontrelli Sam Claridge Samuel and Kate Roth Sean and Jade Cao Sean and Terese Tarp Sean Oâ€™Toole Shari Simmons Shreekumar and Kanan Kurup Sieg Weber Stephen and Betty Drake Stephen and Mary Smith Steve Loritz Susan Sterner Suzanne Pipkin Tanya Christensen Teresa Nguyen Teresa Rose Terrance Johnson Terri Sacks Thomas Hancock Tom and Stephanie Walley Tom Eastman Wayne Weisman and Dianne Correll William Shaffer William Van Vleet William Vazac Young Ho
CORPORATE DONATIONS & EMPLOYEE GIVING
Airlinx Alexander’s Mobility Services All American Sales And Services, Inc Alliance Mutual Escrow, Inc. American Security Insurance Company Anaheim Ducks ARES Arrowmac AT&T Employee Giving Campaign Bank of America Charitable Foundation Barnes & Noble - Corona Base Camp Events BDS Marketing, Inc. Beauty 21 Cosmetics, Inc. Beta Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. BioTrust Nutrition BJ’s Restaurants Foundation Blizzard Entertainment BMW of Riverside BSH Home Appliances Corporation Build-A-Bear Workshop Calvin Klein Canidae Pet Foods Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Car Donation Foundation CBRE Chamberlain Consulting Group, LLC Chino Valley Real Estate Associates Claire’s Stores Claudia Buys Houses Community Bank Consolidated Contracting Services, Inc. Cox Cares Cox Communications, Inc. Crown Valley Holdings, LLC d2 Business Solutions Dave & Buster’s Diagnostic Consulting Network, Inc. Discover Financial Services Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. Dollar Tree Distribution, Inc. E.M. Transportation, Inc. Edison International Employee Contributions Campaign Elie Tahari Elite Auctions First American Title Foam Concepts, Inc. Forum Real Estate Investments Inc. Frederick J. Hanshaw Properties Front Door Future Ads, LLC GameStop GAMETRUCK Give With Liberty Golden West Biologicals, Inc. Grainger Foundation Grant Thornton
Hansen Beverage Company The Shops at Dos Lagos Haskell & White LLP The Surety Underwriter’s Helzberg Diamonds Association of Southern Henkel California Hom Real Estate Group, Inc. The Walt Disney Company Hooters Restaurants Foundation House of Seven Gables Real Estate Things Remembered Investor Experts, Inc. Thrive Financial Isagenix Tilly’s iTAN Franchising, Inc. TKK Investments, LLC Jewelers for Children Toshiba America Business John Merrill Investments, Inc. Solutions, Inc. John’s Incredible Pizza Company Toys“R”Us Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Tri-Emerald Financial Group Joshua Tree Financial, Inc. Trojan Battery Company JT5K, LLC Truist Altruism Connected Kimberly-Clark Corporation Trusted Choice Lark Creek Newport Beach Tyco Inc Charity Trust Account Las Brisas Escrow, Inc. Union Bank Leivas Tax Wealth Management UnitedHealth Group Link, Murrel & Company, LLP W. Brown & Associates Insurance LobsterFest at Newport Beach Services Inc. MacKenzie Corporation W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. Macy’s Wells Fargo Community Support Maggiano’s Little Italy Campaign Manheim Winder Farms Metro FOR MEN Wish Gowns Model Citizen Yelp Orange County National Processing Solutions Inc. Yum! Brands Foundation, Inc. NCAA Division II Neudesic COMMUNITY HOSTED EVENTS Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo 19th Annual “We Care for Kids Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Golf Tournament” hosted by Tax Oh My Nails! & Financial Group Orange County Business Bank 5th annual Farrell’s Splendiferously Pacific Contours Superific Summer Spectacular Ice Pacific Technical Resources, Inc. Cream Eating Challenge Panera Bread Foundation 7th Annual Share The Love Charity Parker Aerospace Golf Tournament hosted by Paul Partners Federal Credit Union and Arlynn Feldman Party City 7th Annual W.L. Butler Golf Pechanga Resort & Casino Tournament People Clothing Co. Charles Krug Winemaker Dinner Pleaser USA Inc. hosted by Mastro’s Steakhouse Primary Residential Mortgage Christmas Tree Magic hosted by Property Radar AltaMed Health Services Ralphs - San Clemente Citizens Business Bank Charity Golf Real Wealth Network Classic Reid Group Enterprises, Inc. Dave’s Wish Ride Samiyatex Drive for Charity event hosted by San Diego Creative Investors BMW of Riverside Association Elie Tahari Fashion Event Sempra Energy Employee Giving Greater Palm Springs Wedding Network Association Holiday Party Service Champions Heating & Air HIMSS (Health Information Systems Conditioning Society) Golf Tournament Sevenly Inc. I Survived Real Estate hosted by Small Business Growth Alliance The Norris Group Sonocoa iTan Stars for Wishes Straight Talk Wireless Just For Kids hosted by Ed Henry Subaru of America and Greg Combs Tax & Financial Group Landwood Title Company Stars for TD Ameritrade Clearing Wishes The Outspoken Investor Lark Creek Restaurant’s
Amanda, 18 congenital cardiac condition I wish to have a car redo
Gingerbread Wishes LobsterFest at Newport Beach Making Wishes Come True hosted by Remax, Star Real Estate, New American Mortgage and Wells Fargo Metro FOR MEN Cut-A-Thon Mike Thompson’s RV Charity Golf Tournament Model Citizen Stars For Wishes Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament Pechanga Charity Golf Classic Rockin’ Summer Concerts at Dos Lagos Run or Dye 5k Fun Run Sous La Mer Fashion Show hosted by National Charity League Rancho Irvine Chapter Surety Underwriters Association of Southern California Holiday Party The Elite OC Schmooze Cruise The Hippie Run Union Bank 2nd Annual Concert Series Waka Kickball Tournament Wines and Wishes hosted by Kaleidoscope Center Yelp Helps Happy Hour Yelp Helps Monster Mash
B P O Elks Lodge No. 1475 Inland Empire Harley Owner Group, Inc. Inland Empire Pool Expo Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary National Charity League Rancho Irvine Southern California HIMSS The Elite OC
FOUNDATIONS & GRANTS
AltaMed Health Services Beall Family Foundation California Community Foundation Carl E. Wynn Foundation Champions Volunteer Foundation Chisick Family Foundation Coit Family Foundation E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Eichenberg-Larson Charitable Foundation Employees Community Fund of Boeing California Festival of Children Foundation Inc. H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation IMPAC Foundation Lossett Family Foundation Orange County’s United Way San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Seven “C” Foundation
Sheckler Foundation Thagard Foundation The Allergan Foundation The Crean Foundation The James & Glenys Slavik Family Foundation The Kiger Foundation Tyler Gilbert Heart Transplant Survivor’s Foundation Ueberroth Family Foundation Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
Academy for Academic Excellence Advance Beauty College Aliso Niguel High School Alpha Phi Foundation American Career College Arnold O. Beckman High School Chino Hills High School Citrus Valley High School Corona Del Mar High School Corona High School Cypress High School Dana Hills High School El Dorado High School Fountain Valley High School Laguna Beach High School Laguna Hills High School Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Lewis Center for Educational Research Marina High School Newport Coast Elementary Northwood High School Omega Chi Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta at Chapman University Orange County School of the Arts Patricia Beatty Elementary School Post Elementary Shadow Hills Elementary School Tarbut V’Torah Community School Team Kids Trabuco Hills High School Travis Ranch School Villa Park High School
8EightyEight Cigar Merchants Airline Miles - National Office Always Just For Fun Entertainment Amanda McKinnon Photography Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Hills Jewelry & Coin Mart Anatech Arizona Biltmore Aulani®, A Disney Resort and Spa Asea Tremp Photography Avis Car Rental Balboa Bay Club and Resort Barnes & Noble - Corona Beats By Dre
BJ’s Restaurant - Irvine Mr. Ron White Black, Starr & Frost Mrs. Martha Culbertson Blizzard Entertainment Ms. Diane Hudson Bradford Renaissance Portraits Ms. Laurie Kagan Buffalo Wild Wings Mystic Lake Photography Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop National Charity League Rancho Charlie Palmer Irvine Classique Limousines Natural Intentions, Inc. Dave & Buster’s - Irvine Spectrum New York Yankees Dave & Buster’s - Ontario Mills Newport Beach Tennis Club Dave & Buster’s - Orange Newport Beach Vascular ® Disneyland Resort Surgery and Vein Center Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Roth Oh My Nails! DUB Publishing, Inc. Paradise Pier Hotel ecbc Pie-Not Falken Tire Corporation Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Familia Folks Productions Poly High School FBLA Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours Computer Club Freedom Communications, Inc. Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel Give Kids The World Revolution Aviation Golf Swing Prescription Ri, LLC Good Life Retreats Ringdahl Chiropractic, Inc. Grand Hyatt Rowley Portraiture Halper Fine Arts Sheraton Universal Hotel Hansen Beverage Company Sheraton Waikiki Home Depot- Huntington Beach Soka University of America Home Depot- Laguna Hills Southwest Airlines Travel Home Depot- Rialto Vouchers Homewood Suites St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort Intercontinental Chicago & Spa Irvine Chamber of Commerce Stay Classick Island Hotel Newport Beach Terranea Resort Jack’s Sedan Services Tooker Vacation Properties Kahlen Studios Total Wine & More Knott’s Berry Farm/ Soak City USA Total Woman Gym & Spa Konica Minolta Business Solutions Turtle Bay Resort U.S.A., Inc. Twobirds Bridesmaid Legoland California Universal Orlando Leis of Hawaii Universal Studios Hollywood Living Spaces- Irvine Villa De La Vine Living Spaces- La Mirada Walt Disney World® Resort Living Spaces- Rancho Cucamonga We Buy Houses Loews Wells Fargo Business Card Lorin Backe Photography Rewards Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wyland Galleries Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ Maggiano’s Little Italy Make-A-Wish of America Marquis Spa - National Partner Marriott Hotel Mattel Children’s Foundation Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Microsoft Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Luhan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Tom Walley Mr. David Cone Mr. Jeff Elder and Mrs. Karla Kjellin Elder Mr. Lindburgh Mc Pherson and Mr. Michael Demoratz Mr. Noah Hudson and Mrs. Sarah Pizzaruso
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We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.