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Local Sponsorships

Support An Event

Events provide high-visibility for corporate supporters and an opportunity to meet with former wish children and families who, as Wish Ambassadors for the organization, convey the power and magic of a wish fulfilled.

Increase corporate exposure and align with a nationally recognized charity by sponsoring a Make-A-Wish® Illinois event. Members of the American Brands Council selected Make-A-Wish as one of the 60 "strongest and most trusted" brands in the country in 2005, one of only three nonprofit organizations to receive this prestigious designation.

Event Sponsorship will:

  • Enhance company exposure
  • Differentiate from the competition and strategically align your organization with the Make-A-Wish brand
  • Support wishes in Illinois
  • Provide employees another reason to love working for your organization
  • Sponsorship benefits vary from event to event

Our staff would be happy to provide a sponsorship proposal for any of our events.

Golf Outing or Wish Ball

Debbie Purcell, Signature Events Manager

Walk for Wishes

Manager - Walk Events

Women, Wine & Wishes

Nikki Lester, Gift Officer - Leadership Fundraising

Associate Board Events (Wishes Uncorked and I Wish to Party)
Kara Pietrowski, Signature Events Specialist

  • Champaign Walk

  • Chicago Walk

  • Moline Walk

  • Wish Ambassadors

  • 2014 Women, Wine & Wishes at A New Leaf, Chicago

"Supporting the dream of a child gives work more meaning. We learned that by enriching the lives of wish kids our lives are enriched even more." ”

— Eve Metheny of Hamra Enterprises, a Panera Bread franchisee with over 30 locations in Chicagoland

Using the Make-A-Wish® Name and Marks

Use of the Make-A-Wish® Illinois name and marks is reserved for sponsors who complete a licensing agreement in advance of their event or promotion.

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Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474