Our Chapter 

Our People

Our Board of Directors

Kyle Ostendorf

Kyle Ostendorf

Board Chair

Client Services Manager, Connecture
Melissa Dalton Weston

Melissa Dalton Weston

Board Vice-Chair

VP, Business Development & Sales, DOMTAR
Michael Zuber

Michael Zuber

Board Finance Chair

Vice President & Wealth Advisor, Investors Trust Company
Rita Macdonald

Rita Macdonald

Board Secretary

Community Leader

Roselyn Bar

Board Legal Advisor

Executive VP, Martin Marietta

Jeff Donahoe

Board Development Chair

Southeast US Sales Lead, Kinetica

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. 

Internship Opportunities 

Internships provide college students with hands-on learning opportunities. Students interested in a career in the non-profit sector will find a wealth of experience by working with 
Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina. Please note that all internships are unpaid. 

Opportunities will be posted when available. To apply for an internship position, please complete the Volunteer Application. Candidates will have to complete a Conflict of Interest form, Background Check, and interview prior to beginning the internship. Return your application, cover letter, and resume to our office: 
Email: [email protected] 
Mail: 3809 Computer Drive, Suite 201; Raleigh, NC 27609

Managing Our Funds 

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina 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 of Eastern North Carolina spent 67.7% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 5.5% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 26.8% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY19 Audited Financial Statements and our latest 990.  

 

2018 MAW ENC Audited Financial Statement

 

2018 MAWF of ENC Form 990

Media Center

Access news releases, background information and recent news about Make-A-Wish and connect with our Communications team. 

Jackie Jordan Welker
Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
[email protected]
919-635-8691 

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News Releases 
 

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

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In the News & Blogs 
 

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