Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona profile

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona

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Statement of Purpose: The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona is the founding chapter of what has grown to become the world's largest wish-granting organization. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.


Address: 711 E. Northern Avenue
Phone Number: (602) 395-9474
Fax: (602) 395-0722
Email Address: [email protected]
Web Site:


Number of Employees: 18
Full Time Volunteers: 500


Major Fund-raisers: Wish Ball, Golf Classic, Walk for Wishes, Cowboy Ball


Executive Committee: Mike Gaumond, Chair; Mike Tully, Vice Chair; C. Brad Vynalek, Vice Chair; Debi Tobin, Treasurer; Linda Thompson, Secretary; Tim Jeffries, Immediate Past Chair;
Director(s): Jennifer Blank-Matney, Penny Brand, Karen Christensen, Max Fose, Troy Foster, Lori Mackstaller, Jef Matthews, Doug Moss, Shawn Olson, Jordan Rose, Robert Rotondo, Frank Shankwitz, Margo Spencer, Ronald Butler, Bryan Shniderman, Tom Roskos
Key Personnel: Robin E. Dunn - CEO Laura Mitchell - CFO Bethany Taylor - Chief Development Officer Liz Kaplan - Director of Corporate Fundraising & Media Relations Mark Korthals - Director of Community Outreach & Marketing Molly Ankney - Director, Southern Arizona


Founded: 1980
Community Served: Arizona
Associated Guilds: None




Accomplishments: Since our beginning in 1980, we have granted more than 3,500 wishes; one-third of those in the last five years.


Previous Event Coverage:

April 24, 2010 Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona Wish Ball
March 13, 2010 Make-A-Wish Foundation "6th Annual Walk for Wishes 2010"
April 17, 2009 Make-A-Wish Foundation - 2009 Wish Ball
November 24, 2008 Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona "Golf Classic"
April 26, 2008 Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona Holds Sweetest Ball Ever
May 12, 2007 Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona Annual Wish Ball - "2007 Destination Joy"
May 20, 2006 Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona "All Star Affair"
November 20, 2005 Make-A-Wish "25th Silver Anniversary Golf Classic Dinner & Auction"

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