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  • Press Releases | Make-A-Wish International
    Celebrate 100 000 Wishes Together Make A Wish International Achieves Eleven Consecutive 4 Star Ratings from Charity Navigator Wednesday August 5 2015 Phoenix Arizona USA For the eleventh consecutive year Make A Wish International has received the highest 4 star rating from Charity Navigator America s premier charity evaluator for its ability to adhere to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way Read more about Make A Wish International Achieves Eleven Consecutive 4 Star Ratings from Charity Navigator Jewelers for Children Celebrates 17 Years Sunday May 31 2015 Jewelers for Children held the 17th Annual Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino The charity announced that 2 8 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead and that since 1999 more than US 48 million had been donated on behalf of the industry to help children in need Read more about Jewelers for Children Celebrates 17 Years Make A Wish Reflects on Nearly 35 years of Disney Wishes and Will Celebrate Disney s 100 000th Global Wish in 2015 Disney helps Make A Wish grant thousands of life changing wishes around the world each year Monday February 2 2015 It all started with the first wish in 1981 a wish by an 8 year old boy named Frank Bopsy Salazar who wished to be transported into the magical world of inspiration and motivation at Disney Thirty four years later Make A Wish and Disney will grant their 100 000 th global wish together Read more about Make A Wish Reflects on Nearly 35 years of Disney Wishes and Will Celebrate Disney s 100 000th Global Wish in 2015 Build A Bear Workshop Aligns with Make A Wish to Share Your Heart for Valentine s Day Contributions in the U S Canada the U K and Ireland will help grant wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions Monday January 26 2015 St Louis MO USA For the second year in a row in the U S and for the first time internationally Build A Bear Workshop NYSE BBW will commemorate Valentine s Day by offering the opportunity to Share Your Heart by making a donation to help Make A Wish grant life changing wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions Read more about Build A Bear Workshop Aligns with Make A Wish to Share Your Heart for Valentine s Day Make A Wish Launches Million4Wishes Campaign on GivingTuesday Help raise 1million for Make A Wish by donating on 2 December at just ly million4wishes Monday December 1 2014 Join the global network of Make A Wish supporters by making a donation at http just ly million4wishes and spreading the word on 2 December via Million4Wishes on social media to raise awareness and vital funds to help bring more life changing experiences to children and families worldwide Help us reach our GivingTuesday

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/donate (2016-04-26)
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  • Goooooooaaaaal! More than 50 Make-A-Wish Kids from Around the World to Receive Their World Cup Wishes in Brazil | Make-A-Wish International
    USA Later this week the World Cup will kick off in Brazil bringing together a global community of football fans Make A Wish is sending more than 50 wish kids with a passion for football and hailing from all across the globe to join in the cheers and chants of the enormous crowds These wishes mark one of the largest wish granting endeavors Make A Wish has undertaken and the most wish kids to experience a World Cup competition These young soccer fans with life threatening medical conditions and their families will travel to Brazil from 11 different countries Each wish family will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend matches according to the child s home country and favorite team opportunities for sightseeing the FIFA Fan Fest and other activities of their choosing Granting the wishes of more than 50 children from around the globe at a single event is truly extraordinary said Jon Stettner president and chief executive officer of Make A Wish International The shared experience of these wish kids from around the world reflects the global nature of Make A Wish and represents the spirit of the World Cup and the sport of football as a whole as they gather to enjoy the games together These wish children and their families are in store for life changing experiences in Brazil ones that will last a lifetime and we couldn t be more excited The 2014 World Cup is one of the largest international wish granting endeavors in the history of Make A Wish As with all other wishes Make A Wish has utilized its vast network of resources to fund the wishes with no cost to the families attending From the airfare and transportation all the way down to the game tickets and food

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/50-wish-kids-receive-world-cup-wishes-in-brazil%20 (2016-04-26)
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  • Jewelers for Children Celebrates 16 Years | Make-A-Wish International
    at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino The charity announced that 2 9 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead and that since 1999 more than 45 million had been donated on behalf of the industry to help children in need JFC is the industry s charity and by being involved you are helping us make a difference in the lives of children and their families said Ruth Batson JFC board chair Over the past 16 years we have touched the lives of so many children and their families The evening began with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and the program During the program the organization recognized Mike Barnes CEO of Sterling Inc and Glenn and Susan Rothman of Hearts On Fire Guests heard from St Jude patient Ellen and her mom Ann as well as Judy Tudor representing the National CASA Association Batson announced that the charity was pledging 750 000 to St Jude Children s Research Hospital 725 000 to Make A Wish America 600 000 to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 600 000 to the National CASA Association 100 000 to Make A Wish India and 25 000 to the Santa America Fund The organization is also setting aside 100 000 to reward in a local grant social media voting campaign to be held later this year Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U S jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need Since its inception JFC has donated more than 45 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness abuse or neglect through our charity partners St Jude Children s Research Hospital the Make A Wish America the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the National CASA Association JFC

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/jewelers-for-children-celebrates-16-years%20 (2016-04-26)
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  • Kia Motors Makes Pledge to Make-A-Wish International in Conjunction with 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Sponsorship | Make-A-Wish International
    at matches during the world s most prominent international football competition The five wish children who were selected from global Make A Wish International s affiliates based on their love of football will travel to Brazil to attend at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Wish children Aidan age 14 Australia Fausto age 11 Mexico Nathan age 10 Brazil Yuri age 9 Brazil and Bruno age 11 Brazil will make appearances beginning with a group stage match on 23 June through the semi final match on 8 July In line with Kia Motor s World Cup marketing concept Kia Makes Surprises Kia and Make A Wish representatives paid surprise visit to Aidan s local football team s training session in Sydney Australia Aidan 14 is battling cystic fibrosis Aidan s most cherished wish is to attend the World Cup and thanks to Make A Wish and Kia Motors Aidan was given the surprise of a lifetime when informed that his wish to go to the World Cup would soon become a reality Aidan will travel to Brazil to see the group stage match between Australia and Spain Watch Aidan s reveal video below Video of ZAIH0Y6nM5g We are so grateful to have been chosen by Kia Motors as their charity of choice for the 2014 FIFA World Cup TM Their continued support of our wish children through the Kia Mascot Friends Program helps make wishes a reality for our wish children around the globe who have chosen their most cherished wish based on their passion for football said Jon Stettner president and chief executive officer of Make A Wish International When children with life threatening medical conditions have their one true wish fulfilled it fuels their confidence and determination as they battle their life threatening medical conditions In fact many wish

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/kia-motors-makes-pledge-make-wish-international-conjunction-2014-fifa-world-cup-brazil (2016-04-26)
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  • Make-A-Wish International Celebrates World Wish Day | Make-A-Wish International
    strength and joy Wish recipients inspire all of us around the world through their incredible stories of courage and positivity illustrated through their wish experiences There are thousands of courageous children around the world who could inspire other children and communities by seeing their most cherished wishes become reality but they cannot do it without your support Just as UK wish recipient Stephen Sutton has seen a seemingly simple wish can have a global impact He chose today to share his wish to have his story of positivity made into a video and for it to be seen by as many people as possible His inspirational story has already motivated millions worldwide to do something for the good of others Please watch and share to make his wish come true Your donation in support of World Wish Day will help to make life changing experiences possible for even more inspiring children like Stephen Miles Scott aka Batkid Eunjeong 15 from Korea who wished to give clean water to a community in Tanzania and Fatima 7 who will have her wish to be a princess granted on 29 April in Abu Dhabi Make A Wish affiliates and supporters worldwide will be celebrating World Wish Day through a series of wishes and events in their communities and online at worldwish org You can take part in granting more wishes by donating and following the campaign via WorldWishDay Make A Wish International sponsor Mattel Inc is joining the celebration again in 2014 Mattel has supported the World Wish Day campaign since 2011 through a generous cash donation along with a global social media campaign to spread the word about World Wish Day This year Mattel will also grant Irish wish child Aideen s wish to be a Barbie fashion designer Outside of World

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/make-wish-international-celebrates-world-wish-day (2016-04-26)
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  • Make-A-Wish International Represented at American Express and Thunderbird School of Global Management’s 6th Annual American Express Leadership Academy | Make-A-Wish International
    Global Management s 6th Annual American Express Leadership Academy Date Thursday April 17 2014 Location Phoenix Arizona USA Make A Wish International Staff Members Join Emerging leaders from 10 Social Sector Organizations to Build Personal Business and Leadership Skills at 2014 Leadership Academy Having increased the leadership skills of 150 managers from over 50 international nonprofit organizations in the Academy s five year history Thunderbird School of Global Management is once again teaming up with American Express to offer the 6th Annual American Express Leadership Academy May 4 9 2014 at the Thunderbird campus in Phoenix AZ Lori Newcomb director corporate alliances and Shannon Bremser director organizational learning will be attending on behalf of Make A Wish International We truly value professional development at Make A Wish International and taking part of this year s Leadership Academy is a testament to that I am very excited for Make A Wish International to be represented amongst a group of leading charities and for the continued development of our leaders attending said Make A Wish International President and CEO Jon Stettner In addition to Make A Wish International this year s Academy will focus on enhancing the leadership skills of representatives of 9 other international social sector and nongovernment organizations including TED Conferences BRAC Charity Water Feed My Starving Children Free the Slaves iDE Pencils of Promise Project C U R E and Special Olympics International Participants will develop new strategies and skills to assist them in operating more productive and successful nonprofit organizations The selection process for the Academy is rigorous states Doug Hoxeng Ph D Thunderbird program director for American Express Leadership Academy The application process includes executives reviewing their strategic challenges and proposing a project for their emerging leader participant team to further develop at the Academy Each team

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  • Make-A-Wish Receives $1 Million Donation from Blizzard Entertainment | Make-A-Wish International
    with Life Threatening Medical Conditions Around the World Today Make A Wish announced a 1 million donation from Blizzard Entertainment a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software The donation is based on 50 percent of the total sales in several different countries during November and December 2013 of a special in game pet the Alterac Brew Pup for Blizzard s award winning massively multiplayer online role playing game World of Warcraft For several years Blizzard Entertainment has worked alongside Make A Wish to help grant the wishes of children who share the company s passion for gaming In addition to making donations totaling nearly 3 million dollars since 2010 Blizzard has invited Make A Wish children and their families to the company s Irvine Calif campus for exclusive previews of upcoming Blizzard game content We firmly support Make A Wish and the life changing impact of a wish experience said Mike Morhaime CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment We re also incredibly grateful for the generosity of our World of Warcraft players we re always proud to work with our community in championing a good cause The 1 million dollar donation announced today will benefit Make A Wish America which serves children in the United States and its territories and Make A Wish International which serves children outside the United States in nearly 50 countries We re pleased that Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft players continue to support Make A Wish said David Williams Make A Wish America president and chief executive officer When children with life threatening medical conditions have their one true wish fulfilled it fuels their confidence and determination as they battle their illness Blizzard Entertainment and the World of Warcraft community are helping to give wish children an incredible boost of strength The generosity

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/make-wish-receives-1-million-donation-blizzard-entertainment (2016-04-26)
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  • Leave Your Legacy | Make-A-Wish International
    Legacy Leave Your Legacy Your support today makes it possible for us to create life changing wishes in the lives of children for years to come When you plan a gift for Make A Wish International in your estate or financial plans such as a bequest in your will or gifts of trust stock or life insurance designations it ensures your support for the children we serve well into the future You ll do more than help grant wishes you ll create a legacy that will impact our wish children for years to come For more information about planned giving please contact Development Associate Sarah Weisman at sweisman worldwish org Preferred Bequest Language US Residents These gifts are simple flexible versatile and have tax benefits if your estate is subject to estate tax your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift s full value Adding a bequest to your will or living trust can be as simple as adding a single sentence Here s our preferred bequest language take this to your attorney to use as a starting point I give the sum of or to Make A Wish International of 4742 N 24th St Suite 400 Phoenix AZ 85016 tax id 86 0726985 to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion Donate Stock A gift of appreciated stock to the Make A Wish can benefit you in two ways 1 You receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities 2 Avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated stock This will stretch your gift even further To receive the stock transfer details or to find out if giving stock suits your philanthropic goals please contact Sarah Weisman at sweisman worldwish

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/ways-to-give/leave-your-legacy (2016-04-26)
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