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Our Chapter

Our People

Our Board

Peter McPartlin Greater LA

Peter McPartlin

Board Chair

EVP, Strategic Planning & Business Operations, Paramount Pictures
Sally Conner Greater LA

Sally Conner

Co-Vice Chair

VP Global Content – Programming, Production Media Network Synergy & Partnership Marketing, Walt Disney Company
Bill Fishel Greater LA

Bill Fishel

Co-Vice Chair

Senior Managing Director, JLL

Careers and 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, thoughts 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 transformational 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. 

Interested applicants should email resume as a PDF document to: [email protected]

Intern with Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles 

Managing Our Funds 

Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles financially supports our mission 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 2019 audit results, Make-A-Wish Foundation Greater Los Angeles spent 71% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 12% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 17% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY21 Audited Financial Statements or our latest 990.

Media Center 

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

Wish kid Rose

News Releases 

View our latest news releases to learn about major wish-granting events, new sponsorships, campaigns and other news. 

Bianca,I wish to go to Disneyland

News & Blogs 

Newspaper and magazine articles, blogs and other media often tell stories about wishes. 

Jazmin,I wish to have a room makeover

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Natalia, I wish to meet Moana

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Our Mission

A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.  

This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish. It inspires us to grant life-changing wishes for children going through so much. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child. 

This is our mission: 

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. 

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved—wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.  

Our History