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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

2017 Golf Outing Sponsorship Opportunities
Kelsey Regan, Signature Events Specialist
312.602.9430

Wish Ball

Debbie Purcell, Signature Events Manager
312.602.9424

Walk for Wishes

Lauren Jernigan, Manager - Walk Events
312.602.9425

Women, Wine & Wishes

2017 Women, Wine & Wishes Sponsorship Opportunities
Nikki Lester, Gift Officer - Leadership Fundraising
312.602.9464


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