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Since receiving its charter in 1986, Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley has granted the wishes of more than 3,000 children in the Hudson Valley region with critical illnesses. Our first office was located in Mt. Kisco, NY over Danny's Cheese Shop. In 2001, we moved to the Wish House in Tarrytown, NY.
Serving the eight counties of Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester, the Chapter’s mission is to ensure that every child residing in the Hudson Valley who qualifies for Make-A-Wish services is granted his or her fondest wish. While wishes are referred and completed on an ongoing basis, we average 120 wishes granted a year.
A volunteer Board of Directors and staff of 11, together with volunteers, donors and medical professionals from throughout the region, make wish granting possible. Among the Hudson Valley Chapter’s recently completed wishes include: to have online shopping sprees, meeting celebrities (virtually), traveling to Hawaii, a trip to Disney World and being a pop star for a day, to name a few.
Make-A-Wish® America provides the Hudson Valley Chapter with technical assistance, training, national coordination and support; however, all funds required to grant wishes are raised entirely within the Hudson Valley.
For more information, call Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley at (914) 478-9474 or e-mail us at [email protected].
Counties We Cover
President & CEO
Chief of Staff
Director of Marketing & Volunteer Management
Wish & Referral Intake Coordinator
Clare Bucci Sharrock
Community Relations Manager
Manager, Finance & Operations
Our Medical Advisors
Dr. Jay Boyer
Dr. Markus Erb
Dr. Claudio Sandoval
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. If you are interested in a career or internship with Make-A-Wish, check out our current open positions.
Managing Our Funds
Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley 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 are pleased to confirm that according to the fiscal year 2019 audit results, Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley spent 73% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 12% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 15% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY21 Audited Financial Statements or our latest 990.
We are proud to be a BBB New York Accredited Charity Seal Holder, having met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley
832 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591