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Our Chapter 

Our Staff

Our Board Leadership

We are lucky to have incredible corporate and organizational leadership through our three board opportunities.

Make-A-Wish Arizona Board of Directors

Make-A-Wish Arizona Phoenix Wishmakers Council

Make-A-Wish Arizona Southern Arizona Wishmakers Council

En Espanol

Nuestro objetivo en Make-A-Wish Arizona es servirles a todos nuestros niños con deseos, en cada idioma. 
Para referir a su hijo(a) para que se le cumpla un deseo, visite: Refiera a un(a) niño(a)
Si es usted bilingüe y está interesado(a) en ser voluntario(a) para apoyar a los niños y sus familias con deseos que hablan español, visite aquí para comenzar el proceso de ser voluntario(a): Conviértase en Voluntario(a)

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. 

Careers at Make-A-Wish Arizona

Make-A-Wish Arizona internships are coveted, both because of the inspiring mission and because interns get real-world experience alongside talented professionals. We offer several unpaid internships for each of the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. All internships are based at the Make-A-Wish Arizona Parsons Wish House in Scottsdale.  

Click here to learn more about available internship opportunities.

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Arizona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt Arizona corporation. Every dollar our chapter receives aids us in our mission to grant wishes of children with critical illnesses. Our financial statements have been audited annually and are available for review. 

For Fiscal Year 2021, Make-A-Wish Arizona embraced a world filled with pandemic recommendations, those crafted by national organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and those crafted by our own Make-A-Wish America Medical Advisory Council. This changed how we granted wishes.

At Make-A-Wish, our mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our families and medical professionals share with us that a wish becomes an important part of the healing process, helping children manage, and even overcome, their illnesses. 

We strive to bring that lasting hope and joy to all of the Arizona children we serve while keeping health and safety a priority.

As we share our Fiscal Year 2021 Audited Financial Statements, two things are amazingly clear:

  • You, our donors and supporters have recognized the value of a wish and continue to support us — keeping us in a strong financial position.
  • Wishes are still happening. In fact, we granted an additional 82 wishes over Fiscal Year 2020.

What has changed are the type of wishes we are granting, and the expenses involved in those wishes. 

Wishes have transitioned to adventures like road trips to national parks, virtual celebrity meetings, playhouses, shopping sprees, staycations, wishes for pets, computers, new therapy or gaming rooms, bedroom renovations or backyard retreats.

The expenses involved in these wishes are less than in Fiscal Year 2020 thanks to the generosity of our community contacts and the growth of partnerships in specific areas. This changes our program ratio numbers dramatically, yet, by being good stewards of your funds we are dedicated to growing the number of wish kids we reach year-over-year.

Because we know what you as a donor recognize, the power of a wish is unmeasurable. 

In Fiscal Year 2022, Make-A-Wish Arizona has budgeted for pre-pandemic wish numbers – 400 wishes. We are working with our medical community to increase referrals and we are working with our families to continue to provide customized and personal wish experiences that keep our kids safe.

Our strong financial position, our dedicated team, our army of volunteers and our board supporters have come together to create the life-changing wishes our Arizona children with critical illnesses that our community has come to expect. And we grant those wishes with our wish kids need it most – right now. 

We hope that when you look at these audited statements, you don’t focus on percentages but on how many kids we reached. That you focus on the end goal – our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

For full financial details please review our most recent financial documents:

We are proud to be a BBB Arizona Accredited Charity Seal Holder, having met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. 

Honors & Awards

Make-A-Wish Arizona is honored to be recognized locally and nationally for multiple awards.

Media Center

Access news releases, background information and recent news about Make-A-Wish and connect with our Communications team.

Press Contact

Hollie Costello
Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing

2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (602) 343-9434
Cell: (480) 226-4329
[email protected]

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In the News

Learn about unique Arizona wishes to fundraising events, seasonal campaigns to news announcements.

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Wish Blog

Find out what is new at Make-A-Wish Arizona this week!

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Honors & Awards

We are proud to be recognized for numerous charity and community awards. 

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