Our Chapter

Our People

Charity Embry

Charity Embry

Director of Wish Intake & Volunteer Services

My Wish
I wish to have alpacas & goats in my backyard.

Our Board

Anthony Schiavo

Anthony Schiavo

General Motors
Doug Dodds

Doug Dodds

McGinnis Lochridge
Elizabeth Baxter

Elizabeth Baxter

Torchy's Tacos
Heather Traeger

Heather Traeger

Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Jim Alfred

Jim Alfred

Southside Bank
Joan Cleveland

Joan Cleveland

SWBC Life Insurance Company

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.

Learn More About Our Internship Program

Managing Our Funds 

Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas 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 Foundation Central & South Texas spent 83% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 5.5% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 11.5% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY19 Audited Financial StatementsFY19 Impact Report or our latest 990.  

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For the Media

Amelianna with Cinderella

News Releases 

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

Carlos at the Laredo Radiothon holding his poster signed by all the Disney Characters

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Ella blowing bubbles on the beach

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Hunter with his brand new grand piano at the 35th Anniversary Gala

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