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Our Chapter

Our People

Board of Trustees

Dave Druzynski 2022

David A. Druzynski


Board of Trustees member.

Andrew Guelcher

Vice Chair

Mohawk Chevrolet
Jennifer M. Boll, Esq.

Jennifer M. Boll, Esq.


Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
RJ Long

RJ Long


Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
Jason Benitez

Jason Benitez

Capital Region Chamber
Lisa M. Clifford

Lisa M. Clifford

Key Private Bank

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York proudly manages and safeguards the generous contributions of individual donors, corporations and other organizations.  

Make-A-Wish Northeast New York takes very seriously our responsibility to steward supporter contributions wisely. Our fundraising efforts, fiscal practices and business operations are designed to support a single purpose: to grant wishes that change lives. 

The chapter: 

  • Grants 95-100 wishes a year on average to kids with life-threatening medical conditions across the 15 counties we serve; 
  • Spends 78 cents of every dollar donated supporting wish-granting; 
  • Is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, a leading charity watchdog group; 
  • Deploys more than 700 volunteers; 
  • Has granted 1,950 wishes dating to our establishment in 1987; 
  • Dedicates every penny of every dollar raised to granting LOCAL wishes; 
  • Celebrates that 80 percent of our wish kids have survived and are living healthy and happy lives today; 
  • Notes 99 percent of wish families observe increases in their wish kids’ emotional health! 

How Your Gift is Used 

Make-A-Wish Northeast New York is on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. 




Every dollar our chapter receives aids us in our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.  

Make-A-Wish America is an accredited charity under the BBB Wise Giving Alliance's Standards for Charity Accountability. This national charity monitoring organization is affiliated with the Better Business Bureau and confirms whether a nonprofit's practices related to governance, fund raising, solicitations and informational materials, and expenses meet their criteria for fair and honest dealings and ethical practices. Make-A-Wish Northeast New York also currently has a three-star rating from Charity Navigator. 

Our Mission

Our History

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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, 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:

Make-A-Wish Northeast New York generally offers internships year-round in these areas:

Development Intern 

Marketing Comm Intern  

Media Center

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

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News Releases

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

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In the News 

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

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Our publications have a focus on local wish families, supporters, campaigns, and the power of a wish.

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Media Kit

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