Wish Ball 2022 Breaks Fundraising Record

The Event: 2022 Wish Ball The Cause: Make-A-Wish Arizona Location: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Presenting Sponsor: Phusion Projects Co-Chairs: Dana Graham & Stephanie Halvorson Dollars Raised: $3.8 Million Notable Moments:  The 2022 Wish Ball welcomed a sold-out crowd of more than 900 attendees to their gala with a “Making Waves” theme. Eight live auction prizes […]

Make-A-Wish® Arizona Names New CEO

Fran Mallace, a former board member and group vice president of Cox Media, has been named the new president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Arizona. “We are pleased to add Fran to an already strong team of leaders and staff who are dedicated to growing the number of wish kids we reach each year,” said Andrea […]

March 2020: Jill Krigsten Riley, Mari Lederman, Jennifer Moser and Renee Parsons

March 2020 Honorees Jill Krigsten Riley, Mari Lederman, Jennifer Moser and Renee Parsons Co-chairs of Wish Ball 2020 benefiting Make-A-Wish Arizona Why do you support Make-A-Wish Arizona? JILL: Make-A-Wish Arizona creates life-changing wishes for children dealing with a critical illness. It gives children facing those illnesses something positive to look forward to. When they are […]

Isagenix Legacy Foundation Awards $665,400 in Grants to 16 Nonprofits

The Isagenix Legacy Foundation has awarded its first round of grants, totaling $665,400, to 16 U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits that align with its mission to provide healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education, and aid for those affected by natural disasters. The foundation is the giving arm of Gilbert-based Isagenix International, and eight of the recipients were Arizona-based charities. […]

Dominick’s Steakhouse Raises $33K+ to Grant Wishes for Ill, Injured Children

Dominick’s Steakhouse raised $33,500 for Make-A-Wish Arizona at its annual fundraiser last month, donating all funds raised that night except taxes and server tips directly to the organization in order to grant wishes for children with serious illnesses or injuries. “This event allows us to share the impact of a wish with a new audience […]

Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball Raises $3 Million Toward Future Arizona Wishes

By Tyler Butler Three hundred future wishes will be granted to local children facing serious medical conditions thanks to the 2018 Make-A-Wish Gala. This year’s theme, “A Wish Come True,” was appropriate given the strides that were made to allow for many children to receive a wish. This year’s success was made possible in large […]

More Than $315K Raised for at the Walk for Wishes

Make-A-Wish Arizona raised more than $315,000 at the 2017 Walk for Wishes earlier this month. More than 2,500 people participated in the walk which took place at Tempe Marketplace.   Funds raised will go toward granting 62 Arizona wishes — with each wish costing approximately $5,000.   The event also included a special wish reveal […]

Wish Ball Raises $2.2 M to Help Fund 320+ Future Wishes

Make-A-Wish® Arizona, the founding chapter of Make-A-Wish,  raised more than $2.2 million during the 2017 Make-A-Wish Arizona Black & White Wish Ball on March 25. According to Make-A-Wish, the funds will help grant more than 320 future Arizona wishes. The Wish Ball, which celebrates the mission of Make-A-Wish Arizona by raising funds to grant the […]

Arizona’s Rat Pack Wish Ball

April 27, 2013, Make-A-Wish Arizona’s Rat Pack Wish Ball presented by Go Daddy, raised more than $2.4 million toward the granting of future wishes for Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions.  [flagallery gid=49 name=Gallery]