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Our Chapter 

Our Staff

Our Board

Bill Howard



Jay Davenport

Vice Chair

VP Development & Alumni Relations, VCU

Gary Tye, M.D.


Physician, Children’s Hospital Richmond at VCU

Julia Anderson


Campbell Soup Company, Chief Technology & Information Officer

Melissa Alexy


Community Volunteer

Careers & Internships

At Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, 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. 

Referral Intake & Outreach Coordinator (Part-time. Non-exempt)
Finance and Administrative Manager (Full-time, Exempt)

We are always on the lookout for great talent who share in our passion. Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia has several internships that offer on-the-job training as well as a chance to impact the lives of children with critical illnesses. If you are interested in learning more about our internship opportunities, please click here

Managing Our Funds 

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia 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. As 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 2020 audit results, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia spent 64% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 11% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 25% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY20 Audited Financial Statements, our FY20 Annual Report or our latest 990.   

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

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Gavin wished to have a tractor playset

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Makyia's wish granters wrapped all her shopping spree gifts

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Kamiah celebrated her wish with her best friends

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