I wish to be a gymnast Avary, 7 leukemia
President & CEO: Stephanie McCormick Finance & Administration: Shin-Ja Kammann - Sr. Director of Business Operations/ Controller Christina Sandoval - Director of Program Finance Rossana Powell - Receptionist Program & Volunteer Services Department: Melissa Gallagher - Director of Wish & Volunteer Services Luz Gonzalez - Medical Outreach Manager Karyssa Schuppe - Referral Intake & Outreach Coordinator Marissa Euperio - Volunteer Services Manager Alyssa Kozloff - Volunteer Services Coordinator Michelle Cuellar - Wish Manager Monica Fierro - Wish Support Coordinator Rachel Messina - Wish Coordinator Noemi Cardenas - Wish Coordinator Lillianna Gomez - Wish Services Coordinator Monica Cabral - Wish Assist Manager Angela Pueblos - Wish Assist Coordinator Jackie Estrada - Wish Assist Coordinator Development Department: Sarah Pizzaruso - VP of Marketing & Development Debbie Finster - VP of Major Gifts & Legacy Planning Kara Bautch - Sr. Marketing & Communications Manager Amanda Sotomayor - Marketing Coordinator Ericka Steinbrick - Annual Giving Manager Casey Haack - Donor Care Coordinator Selah Short - Event & Campaign Manager Dustin Porras - Campaign Coordinator Maria Zalesky - Development Manager Khalid Hussain - Manager, Corporate Alliances
FY17 Board of Directors: Michael Hickman - Chairman Janine Lombardi - Vice Chairman Dene Stratton - Treasurer/Finance Chair Cathi Killian - Brand Advancement Chair Corey Donaldson - Development Chair Whit Batchelor - Legacy of Wishes Chair Violet Shen, M.D. - Medical Advisory Chair Harriet Lehman - Womenâ€™s Circle of Wishes Chair Heather Hart - Director Jason Lantgen - Director John Ott - Director Komron Tarkeshian - Director Melvin Tobaru - Director Mitsy Wilson - Director Rich Lane - Director Terri Sacks - Director
I wish to go to New York Taylor, 17 cancer
Letter from the CEO and Board Chair DEAR FRIENDS, This past year, we were honored to create incredible life-changing experiences for hundreds of children and their families. We closed fiscal year 2017 (September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017) with 325 wishes granted. Additionally, we facilitated 696 wish assists for those coming into our territory from around the globe. Thatâ€™s more than 1,000 life-changing wishes created!
Stephanie McCormick President & CEO
Each of you played a role in creating these impactful experiences for our wish families this past year. These wishes donâ€™t just happen, it takes generous donors, a committed board, passionate volunteers and a dedicated staff to create this kind of magic for our wish children. As we celebrate our 35th year as an organization, we are excited and optimistic about the future. We remain committed to granting the wish of every medically-eligible child living in our footprint. As our wish pipeline grows, we need to have the support from our local community, donors, volunteers, medical professionals, neighbors and friends to continue to provide the resources needed to create these impactful and life-changing experiences. We thank you for your ongoing and generous support for our wish children! Best Wishes.
Michael P. Hickman FY17 Board Chair
I wish to have my dogs groomed Isaac, 8 leukemia
One moment changes everything. From laughter on the playground to a negative medical report. From family dinners at the kitchen table to eating hospital food while tucked in bed after a procedure. One moment changes everything. Thatâ€™s how we feel about wishes. A granted wish gives a child a moment, an hour, a day or a week to let loose and enjoy life. A wish brings smiles, memories and laughter for years to come. We believe that every medically-eligible child should be granted a wish â€“ it brings hope, strength and joy to all those involved and is something that can never be taken away.
A granted wish turns a life-threatening illness into a life-affirming triumph. Our wish children are filled with imagination and each wish experience is unique to every child. These moments leave a lasting impact on wish children and their families â€“ often leaving them happier, more confident and renewed to overcome every obstacle. This year, with your support, we were able to create 325 life-changing moments for local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Additionally, we assisted with granting the wishes of 696 children who came from all over the world to have their wishes granted in our region.
325 local wishes in 2017
Disney-Related Travel Wishes Other Shopping Adventures Celebrity Encounters Electronics
I wish to go to the DisneylandÂŽ Resort Madelyn, 3 heart condition
I wish to meet my favorite football team Josiah, 12 heart condition
Together, we are transforming lives, one wish at a time. As our organization grows, we are continually overwhelmed by the support from our local community. From monetary donations to airline miles â€“ every little bit helps us carry out our mission. Your support has created life-changing experiences for all of our wish children and their families.
Volunteering takes moments of hard work, patience, love and dedication to create memories that will last a lifetime. Encompassing Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, our volunteers help grant a wish every 27 hours. This year, nearly 690 volunteers supported our mission delivery, 343 of them as wish granters. When you add in the support of nearly 45 interns and office volunteers complementing our paid staff throughout the year, our volunteers contributed more than 12,900 hours in fiscal year 2017, accounting for nearly $367,000 of donated time!
I wish to have a dog Radin, 15 kidney disease
I wish to go to Australia Christine, 17 Ewingâ€™s sarcoma
Giving to others is the best investment you will ever make. The donations we receive play an invaluable role in our ability to serve wish children and their families. Generous contributions give us the momentum we need to reach the next benchmark in wish granting, propelling us even closer to achieving our vision of granting every eligible childâ€™s wish.
Every year, Make-A-WishÂŽ Orange County and the Inland Empire impacts hundreds of incredible children thanks to generous contributions from individual donors, corporations and community organizations.
8.7% Wish Granting Fundraising Management
Functional Expenses 76.5%
I wish to go to Washington D.C. Abigail, 13 heart condition Photo: Asea Tremp
7% 10% Public Support Functional Special Events Other Income Expenses
In 2017, Make-A-Wish used approximately 76.5% percent of all contributions to grant wishes. We invite you to review our financial statements and feel confident that your investment in Make-A-Wish is providing the hope, strength and joy you expect from us.
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I wish to be a L.A. Dodger Michael, 18 Ewingâ€™s sarcoma
Thank You For Supporting Our Mission I wish to be a Marine Haoran, 7 acute lymphoblastic leukemia
The supporters on the following pages made gifts of $2,500 or more in fiscal year 2017. (September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.) COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Adam J. Alexy Ali and Bob Bartholomew Ann and Bob Hoff Art Carter Ashley and Jeff Rose Beverly Wiesen Bill Ross Carolyn Chapparo and Delbert T. Montoya Celeste and Tyler Leeson Charlene Savage Cornelia Haag-Molkenteller Cynthia and Keith Anderson Dan Stone David Soss Denise and Todd Talbot Elaine and Roger Wheeler Elisa and Komron Tarkeshian Elizabeth and Nicholas Kramer Gerralyn Lyon Gretchen Sheckler-Hachee Harriet and Mark Lehman James Cooksey
James MacPherson James Phelan Jane and Dene Stratton Janet and Charles Yu Janine Lombardi Jeff Elder and Karla Kjellin-Elder Jennifer and Richard Lambright Joyce and Knute Kurtz Katherine Smith Kathy and Dan Welden Kathy and Richard Luciano Kathy Fettke Las Brisas Escrow, Inc. Lori Chozen Lula Litos Madeline and Bradley Nielsen Michael Veal Noreen and Mark Lerner Pam and David Boross Pamela and Michael McCoy Rebecca and Roger Wagner Rita Marchetti Ronda and Wade Clark Roneet and Gary Carmell
Ruth Ann Moriarty Sally Gibson Sean Torbati Shari Simmons Stephanie and Michael Van Daele and family Stephanie and Russ McCormick Stephanie and Tom Walley Steve Ross and Susan Wan-Ross Terri Sacks and Sage Sacks Tina and Michael Catlin Todd Bayer Tracie and Richard McCloskey Tyler Higgins Valerie Miller
CORPORATE DONATIONS & EMPLOYEE GIVING 5 Day Business Forms MFG., INC. A.N. Abell Auction Co. Airlinx Alexander’s Mobility Services
Allergan Alliance Mutual Escrow, Inc. Anaheim Ducks Beauty 21 Cosmetics, Inc. BioTrust Blizzard Entertainment Bristol Myers Squibb Brooks Brothers California Pizza Kitchen Calvin Klein Citicorp Trust South Dakota Claire’s Coldwell Banker - Town & Country Dave & Busters Diagnostic Consulting Network, Inc. Disneyland® Resort Dollar Tree Distribution, Inc. E.M. Transportation, Inc. Esterline Power Systems First American Title Foam Concepts, Inc. Frank Productions Concerts,
LLC Fullerton Investments & Management Gamestop Hayes Martin Associates HPN, Inc. Irvine Company Isagenix Jewelers For Children Kaiser Aluminum Corp. Keller Williams Las Brisas Escrow, Inc. Lifestyle Promotions LLC loanDepot Macy’s Maggianos Manheim, Inc. Mayer Financial LP McKenna Subaru Merrill Lynch - Morales, Cooper & Associates Network For Good Newport Beach Association of Realtors Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo Pacific Premier Bank Prolacta Ralphs District 6 San Diego Creative Investors Association, Inc. Sears Sempra Energy Employee Giving Network Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning Small Business Growth Alliance Southern California Claims Association Southern California Partnership for Jobs Stearns Lending, LLC Sterling Financial Advisors Subaru of America Inc. Taco Bell Corporation Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Trusted Choice Underwriters Laboratories United Health Group W. Brown & Associates Insurance Services Inc. Watertree Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
All American Classics Ann W. Hoff Beall Family Foundation Edward Henry Surf City Charity Golf Classic Kiwanis Club of Uptown
Riverside Taste of Brews National Charity League Rancho Irvine OC Armada Racing Rotary Club of Monarch Beach Sunrise Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Tax & Financial Group ( We Care for Kids, INC) W. L. Butler Construction, Inc.
Desert Newcomers Elks Lodge of Orange Kiwanis Club of Uptown Riverside Laborers’ Local 652 National Charity League Rancho Irvine OC Armada Racing Rotary Club of Monarch Beach Sunrise
FOUNDATIONS & GRANTS All American Classics Beall Family Foundation Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Car Donation Foundation Cars 2 Charities Champions Volunteer Foundation Charitable Adult Rides & Services, Inc Chisick Family Foundation Confidence Foundation Dorothy M. Booth Charitable Trust Eichenberg-Larson Charitable Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fred Siegel Foundation Hasso Philanthropic Foundation Michael Sweig Foundation Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc. Orange County Community Foundation Orange County United Way Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Sharon D. Lund Foundation The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Goughary Foundation The Hoag Foundation The James & Glenys Slavik Family Foundation The Joe Macpherson Foundation The Kevin C. Tang Foundation
The Walt Disney Company Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation - Irvine Wilmington Trust N.A.
Dorothy M. Booth Charitable Trust James E. Phelan
Costa Mesa High School Crean Lutheran High School Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Lewis Center for Educational Research Murrieta Valley High School Northwood High School Omega Chi Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta - Chapman University Pi Kappa Alpha - UC Irvine Rosary Academy Team Kids Trabuco Hills High School
Lauren Ott Legoland California Leis of Hawaii Magic Coach Transportation Make-A-Wish® America Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Michael’s - Riverside Mustangs & Fast Fords OC National Seating & Mobility, Inc. - Anaheim National Seating & Mobility, Inc. - Redlands Orange County Business Journal Paradise Pier Hotel Parenting OC Magazine PRP Wine International, Inc. Savvy Travelers Sea Life Park Sheraton - Waikiki SkinMedica Stagecoach Telluride Ski & Golf Resort Terri M. Sacks The Cirque Magique Thomas Fallon Photography Universal Studios Hollywood William Harold & Sons
Aulani®, a Disney Resort & Spa Avis Car Rental Bank of America Home Loans Barnes & Noble - Tustin Market Place BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse - Moreno Valley Brett Wyland BSH Home Appliances Corporation California Pizza Kitchen - Headquarters Chief’s Luau Classique Limousines Digital Storm Disneyland® Resort DUB Publishing, Inc. Enterprise Holding Experian Give Kids The World Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa Harriet M. Lehman Hilton Garden Inn - Garden Grove Homewood Suites Hot 103.9 Hyatt Regency - Maui Incipio Janine Lombardi John A. Rosenbaum Joyce Kurtz Knott’s Berry Farm/ Soak City USA
I wish to meet the cast of my favorite movie Addison, 7 heart condition
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