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Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because every child deserves a childhood. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness.
Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the wish that inspired the founding of the organization in 1980, paving the way for the creation of Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada in 1996. Since our chapter’s founding, more than 2,300 wishes have been granted for children in Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, and Nye counties, and dozens of children from other states have traveled to Las Vegas for their wish come true.
Together with generous donors, supporters, staff, and more than 30,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada and 58 other chapters throughout the U.S. have granted more than 340,000 wishes nationwide.
President & CEO
Vice President of Project Management
Our Medical Advisory Committee
Dr. Waseem Alhushki
Dr. Beth Creel
Dr. Rutu Ezhuthachan
The Wishing Place
In early 2017, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada moved into its new home on the Allegiant Campus. The Wishing Place is a labor of love and exemplifies the transformational power when community partners unite.
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In the News
News coverage, newspaper and magazine articles, and other media often tell stories about wishes.
Every Monday morning on News 3 LV, long-time supporters Kim & Dana Wagner share the power of a wish.
The Wish Blog gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the people and partnerships that make wishes come true locally.
Managing Our Funds
Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada 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.
For full financial details please review our most recent FY21 Audited Financial Statements, our latest 990, or the FY21 Annual Report. You can also click here to view archived financial statements.
For questions about our financials, please contact Barbara Tapp at [email protected].
Careers & 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, and all of our opportunities include a comprehensive benefits package. Current openings include:
Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV 89144