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Inspired People: Meet Ken

Ken plays an instrumental role in the Make-A-Wish America building capital campaign.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Ken.

Ken plays an instrumental role in the Make-A-Wish America building capital campaign, which has helped fund a permanent home for more than 200 of his colleagues. Between researching and building relationships with potential and current donors, it’s safe to say Ken keeps a full schedule.

“No matter how busy I am, I try to minimize my own stress and encourage my colleagues to do the same,” said Ken. “Humor is the best tool I’ve found, paired with having an amazing team.”

Ken is continuously inspired by the children and families his work allows him to serve, as well as how the Make-A-Wish mission brings people together, regardless of their backgrounds.

“Our mission is powerful, and I believe that granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses is only half of what we do. Working for Make-A-Wish has also transformed my own life, as I’ve seen and felt how our mission has the power to enrich the human spirit.”

Ken’s spirit hasn’t only been enriched, he’s also enriched the lives of those around him.

Want to know what it's like to be an inspired employee at Make-A-Wish? Follow #WishNation for more Inspired People stories! And if you are interested in transforming lives through work, visit the Make-A-Wish career page here.

What inspires you at work? Share with us in the comments below!


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1 Comment

aidan hastie

this is such a beautiful website thanks for making these kids dreams come true

January 07, 2019 - 12:28 PM

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