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Our Chapter

Our Staff

Photo of Shelley Freeman

Shelley Freeman

Director of Programs

My Wish
I wish to spend the day with University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team at the finals of the NCAA basketball tournament while they win the National Championship.

Our Board

Joe Grenvicz

Board Chair

First Tennessee Bank

Josh Livingston

Board Secretary

J.P. Morgan

Barry Wilson

Board Treasurer

Crowe Horwath

Ali Hemyari

Nashville K-9

Jim Jacobs

Cherry and Associates

Matt Koch


Young Leaders Board

Ashley Warrington

YLB Chair

State Collaboration on Reforming Education (SCORE)

Dan Curran

YLB Vice-Chair

Ingram Industries

Ben Perry

YLB Treasurer


Matt Pierce

YLB Secretary

Clear Blue Company

Drew Smyth

YLB Past Chair

Alliance Oncology

Matthew Barber

MBA Candidate

Owen Graduate School of Management

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 Middle Tennessee 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 Middle Tennessee spent 77% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 14% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 9% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY19 Audited Financial Statements or our latest 990.  

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

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Media Contact: 
Summer Dawn Neel 
Marketing Coordinator 
[email protected]

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