Make-A-Wish Archives

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hires new CEO Jakub Jirsak

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has hired a new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mark Hiegel, a longtime Scottsdale resident and business executive, takes the reins from Rick Kidder who left in June for a similar position in New England. Most recently, Hiegel served as director of marketing and business development for Greenberg Traurig, an international law… Read More →

Tom Hatten elected as chairman of Make-A-Wish board


Make-A-Wish® Arizona, the state chapter of the international wish granting organization, recently elected Tom Hatten, president and CEO of Mountainside Fitness Centers and Fit Republic, as the new Chair of the Make-A-Wish Arizona Board of Directors. Hatten has been on the Make-A-Wish Arizona board for four years. During that time, he has been instrumental in… Read More →

Colliers Brokers Collect Children’s Books for Charity

by in AZRE Magazine | In The Spotlight

A group of brokers from Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently donated over 5,000 books to several local charities. Colliers’ Team Literacy consisted of Kathy Foster, senior vice president; Phil Breidenbach, executive vice president; Lindsey Carlson, vice president; Peter Nieman, executive vice president; and Sandy Machado, marketing coordinator. The brokers collected mostly children’s books such… Read More →

The scoop on this year’s Gelato Wars

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The Gelato Spot’s annual Gelato Wars are back! Through August 31, patrons of Gelato Spot can try 10 flavors whipped up by local chefs and vote for their favorite. Gelato Wars is a month-long competition for bragging rights, a customized copper trophy and $500. It’s also a fund raiser with the goal of donating at… Read More →

Make-A-Wish gets new office with $2.8M gift from GoDaddy founder

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Thanks to a $2.8 million gift from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Make-A-Wish® Arizona will soon be moving into a new Wish House. The new property will enable the organization to expand its wish granting capacity to eventually reach every eligible child in Arizona. The grant also provides for the renovation and refurbishment of… Read More →

Arizona Diamondbacks Give Make-A-Wish Arizona $50,000

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced that Make-A-Wish Arizona will receive a $50,000 grant from the D-backs as part of the Grand Slam Awards. In addition, Make-A-Wish America will match the D-backs’ $50,000 donation for a total donation of $100,000 to Make-A-Wish Arizona. The donation will be used to help grant the wishes of children with… Read More →

Frequent Flier Miles Can Help Grant Nearly 100 Wishes This Summer

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The lazy days of summer may have begun for some of us, but Make-A-Wish Arizona is gearing up for one of the busiest wish granting summers on record…and your frequent flier miles can help! Nearly 100 Arizona children battling life-threatening medical conditions will have their one true wish granted before the new school year begins, and the majority… Read More →

Make-A-Wish Recipient Gives Back To Arizona

by in Events

This past November, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona granted the chapter’s 4,000th wish to recipient Ceci Christianson. Christianson’s wish was to appear on a national morning news television program to educate the public about becoming a registered bone marrow donor, a program which saved her life. Ceci’s mission was a success. After appearing on the morning news… Read More →