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Our Chapter

Our Staff



Chief Hospitality Officer

Our Board

Phil Harriman

CLU®, ChFC®, RFC, co-founder, Lebel & Harriman, LLP Financial Advisors

Hannah May

Board Chair

Senior Corporate Attorney, Tyler Technologies

Our Young Leaders Council

Nate Moody

Lebel & Harriman, LLP

Lucy Ditzel


Atlantic Federal Credit Union

Nicholas Anania


Patience Bandoma


Rachel Bauer


Jack Bjorn


Eaton Peabody

Careers & Internships

At Make-A-Wish Maine, 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. Currently we are hiring a Volunteer and Alumni Coordinator to join our team. Learn more and apply here. If you are interested in an internship with us, check out our Internship Page.

Our Chapter History

Founded by Wayne and Caroline Morong in 1992, the Maine chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted more than 1,650 wishes and serves children in each of Maine’s 16 counties. Through the support of donors and volunteers, Make-A-Wish Maine grants on average one wish every five days. Robbie Seelye, of Calais, was Maine’s first wish child. He received an ATV for his wish in March of 1993. Learn more about our Chapter History

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Maine 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 Maine, 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 of Maine spent 77% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 8% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 14% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent Audited Financial Statements or our latest 990.  

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

Media Center

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Media Contact: Kate Vickery, [email protected] 

Brayson,I wish to have a firefighter-themed golf cart

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Josiah,I wish to go to Disneyland and meet Lightning McQueen

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Kyan,I wish to have a cabin

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