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Wishmakers On Campus®

Join our Wishmakers on Campus® program, a fundraising program designed for college organizations, such as student governments, athletic teams and Greek organizations, interested in contributing some of their time and energy to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Through the program, your group can:

  • Increase awareness for the Make-A-Wish mission
  • Foster the value of community service
  • Create school spirit
  • Empower students to be actively involved in helping to grant wishes to courageous children
  • Provide partnership opportunities between students, school and community
  • Experience the joy of helping a child
The program includes fundraising ideas and objectives to simplify the planning process. Your group simply adds your own creative touch to existing ideas or create a project of your own. 

To learn more about Wishmakers on Campus , contact Ashley Nichele at 312.602.9419.

Success Stories

Each year, the ladies of Chi Omega, Omicron chapter at the University of Illinois, spend time in the Spring semester striving to top the previous year's donation to Make-A-Wish Illinois.  Through collecting change, selling hot chocolate and lemonade, a letter drive to parents and chapter alumni, and the Just Wish for It! Variety Show, the women of the chapter adopt several wishes year after year. In 2010, they raised more than $35,000. Former Wish child Kelly Gibbons was the philanthropy chair for the Omicron chapter in 2009, when she lead the women of her house to raise more than $30,000 for Make-A-Wish Illinois.

In 1998, my sister, Kelly, was granted her wish to go to Hawaii and swim with the dolphins. Her wish gave her a 'break' from being sick, strengthened our family's bond, and put magic back into her childhood. Although I was only 7 at the time, Make-A-Wish has continued to impact my life. As the 2012 Philanthropy Chair of Chi Omega at the University of Illinois I had the chance to give back to an organization that gave my sister and my family so much. The fact that Make-A-Wish still plays a role in my life 13 years later truly shows the impact of this incredible organization and the extraordinary power of a wish. ”

— Kelly's Sister Colleen

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