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Board of Directors

Whit Batchelor

Whit Batchelor


Vice President, Client Advisor at Whittier Trust
Lourdes Ahn

Lourdes Ahn

Vice Chairman

Jeff Lewis

Jeff Lewis


Senior Vice President, Consumer and Business Banking, Inland Empire, US Bank
Jesse Chang

Jesse Chang


Senior Business Analyst, Capital Group
John Cain

John Cain


Founder and Principal, CAIN Group
Komron Tarkeshian

Komron Tarkeshian

Immediate Past Chairman

Vice President, Area Lending Manager, Bank of America, NMLS ID 491677

Careers & Internships

At Make-A-Wish, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thought and experiences, are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values — values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the life-changing work we do, every day. 

We are always on the lookout for great talent who share in our passion. If you are interested in a career or internship with Make-A-Wish, check out our current open positions. 

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire finances endeavors through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions. However, we do not solicit funds by telephone and receive no federal or state funding. Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire does not sell any of your personal information, nor do we share this information with outside partners. Read more about our national Privacy PolicyAs a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, all contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our financial statements are audited locally by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. 

At Make-A-Wish, we take our responsibility for the monies donated to our cause very seriously and are pleased to confirm that according to the fiscal year 2019 audit results, Make-A-Wish Foundation Orange County & the Inland Empire spent 73% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 11% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 16% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY21 Audited Financial StatementsFY21 Annual Report or our latest 990.  

We are proud to be a BBB Orange County & the Inland Empire Accredited Charity Seal Holder, having met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. 

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