Our Chapter

Our People

Our Board of Directors

Sean Mullin


Bank of the West, BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Richard Robinson


Kaiser Permanente

David Moore

Past Chair

Rex Moore Group, Inc.

Brent Andrews

Interstate Oil Company

Gary Bradus

Weintraub Tobin

David Creeggan

Trainor Fairbrook

Sacramento Regional Council

Lindsey Fudge


First Bank

Sean Gallinger


Kidder Matthews

Adam Grabisch

Past Chair

Northwestern Mutual

Ryan Russell


Apple, Inc.

Ashlee Adams

Adams Dental Consulting

Matt Ardaiz


Central California Regional Council

Mike Schuh


Collier's International

Andrew Melrose

Vice Chair

ASI Benefits

Casey Rossini


Community Benefit Volunteer

Joel Saxton

Past Chair

Spinal Technologies

Doug DeGroff

DDS Diversified Dairy Solutions, LLC

Tom Dominico

Sebastian Corp

Northern Nevada Regional Council

Christopher Abraham


Grand Sierra Resort

Larry Duncan


Renown Health

Eric Scolari

Vice Chair

RHP Mechanical Systems

Donna Stewart


Eldorado Resorts, Inc.

Kristina Hansen M.D., RDN

Medical Advisor

Kristina Hansen MD, RDN, Prof. Corp.

Tanya Alford

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada finances endeavors through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions. However, we do not solicit funds by telephone and receive no federal or state funding. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, all contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our financial statements are audited locally by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. 

At Make-A-Wish, we take our responsibility for the monies donated to our cause very seriously and are pleased to confirm that according to the fiscal year 2019 audit results, Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada spent 79% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 7% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 14% was allocated to public outreach. For full financial details please review our most recent  financial documents. 

We are proud to be a BBB  Accredited Charity Seal Holder, having met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. 

Careers & Internships

At Make-A-Wish, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thought and experiences, are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values — values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the life-changing work we do, every day. 

We are always on the lookout for great talent who share in our passion. If you are interested in a career or internship with Make-A-Wish, check out our current open positions. 

Currently Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada doesn’t have any job or internship opportunities, but continue to check back for future positions!

Media Center

Ethan Cleans Up

News Releases

View our latest news releases to learn about major wish-granting events, sponsorships, campaigns, and other news.

Wish kid Cassie and Family

In the News & Blogs

Newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, and other media often tell stories about wishes. 

Wish kid Jocelyn

Media Requests

Connect with our Communications team for potential media opportunities. 

Wish Kid Alan

Media Kit

Access background information about Make-A-Wish, our history, accomplishments, creative assets and more.

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