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President and CEO
Finance and Operations Director
Senior Director of Development
Donor Relations Manager
Development Director, South Mississippi
Development Director, Central Mississippi
Development Director, Mississippi Delta & Golden Triangle
Kids for Wish Kids Coordinator
President & CEO; Desai Hotel Group
CPA; May & Company, LLP
President; Insurance & Risk Managers
Attorney; Espy Law
Member; Brunini Law Firm
President; Element Wealth
Attorney; Morgan & Morgan
Principal; Endeiro Capital Partners
Dr. Spencer Sullivan
President & CEO; Mississippi Advanced Medicine
Dr. Michelle Gilich
Dentist/Owner; Pure Smiles Dental
Attorney; Wilson Elser
HR Manager; Nissan
General Contractor; Mike Rozier Construction
Director & CPA; BKD
Dr. Jasmine Sandhu
Pediatric Physician; Merit Health System
Chief Accounting Officer; EastGroup Properties
CEO & President; Align IT Group
Owner; Birdsong Construction
Careers & Internships
At Make-A-Wish Mississippi, 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.
If you are interested in an internship with Make-A-Wish Mississippi, please reach out via email to [email protected]
Managing Our Funds
Make-A-Wish Mississippi 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 CliftonLarson
Make-A-Wish Mississippi 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 always strive to ensure that 70-75% of every dollar donated is spent on wish granting and related program expenses. Due to COVID-19 and restrictions surrounding travel and wish granting in general, our program expenses were lower than normal. The safety of our wish children is always a top priority and as a result our program expense for FY21 was 52%. The wishes of many children were postponed until the chapter felt it was safe to resume as normal. With that being said, the chapter was able to store away funds so that as the world is opening back up, children do not have an extended wait time and can receive their wish right away. As a result of our financial planning efforts, we are pleased to confirm that our program expense is already back up to 73% and growing. For full financial details, please review our most recent FY21 Audited Financial Statements and FY21 990.
WishMaker: FY21 Annual Report Magazine
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Gulfport, MS 39506