Our Chapter 

Our Staff

Our Board Officers/Executive Committee

Deborah E. Moore, Esq.

Chair

Attorney/Career Law Clerk, United States District Court | Northern District of New York

Lisa A. White

Chair-Elect

SVP Chief Compliance / Risk Officer, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Adam Barkley

Secretary

Vice President, Mirabito-Gresham Insurance & Bonds Agency, LLC

Gregory A. O’Leary, CPA

Co-Treasurer

Audit Senior Manager, Fust Charles Chambers, LLP

Alex Nitka, CPA

Co-Treasurer

Tax Partner, Dannible and McKee, LLP

Michele M. Sardinia

Member-at-Large

Vice President Digital Solutions, Advance Media New York

Our Trustees

Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO

Asstistant Professor Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University | Make-A-Wish America National Medical Advisor

Kyle Krickovich

Owner, Noro / The Printery & Lawn Medic

Paul Mullin, Esq.

Partner, Sugarman Law Firm, LLP

William Petty

Executive Director Human Resources, Raytheon Technologies

John Rott

Branch Manager, NBT Bank

Mia Tremiti

Project Manager, Mower Agency

Our Advisory Committee

David A. Ayoub, CPA

Partner in Charge - Tax Dept., Bowers & Company, PLLC

Joseph Chirco

Manager Commercial Marketing Operations, Carrier Corporation

Bill Coon

Retired - Chapter Founder

Frank Discenza, CPA

Partner, The Bonadio Group

Bob Davidson

President, Exhibits & More Shopworks

Bob Fiesinger

Retired, Carrier Corporation

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. 

Managing Our Funds 

Make-A-Wish Central New York creates local, life-changing wishes 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 Foundation of Central New York spent 70% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 10% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 20% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY19 Audited Financial Statements, FY19 Impact Report or our latest 990.  

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

FY19 August 31 2019 Form 990 - Public Inspection Copy.pdf Final Audited Financial Statements August 31 2019 Dec 13 2019.pdf FY 2019 Annual Report MAW for Web.pdf

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