Dedicate a Special Occasion/In Memory 

Give In Memory/In Honor Of 

Donate a gift to keep a loved one's memory alive

When you make a gift in honor or in memory of someone who has touched your life, your donation will help wishes become a reality for children with critical illnesses. 

A tribute gift, on any occasion, is a meaningful way to honor and celebrate someone you love. Whether it is for a birthday, anniversary or in memory of a loved one, show them you care by making a gift on their behalf. Your gift, of any size, supports the Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York’s mission to provide children living with critical illnesses a life-changing experience through their one true wish. 

If you live in the Metro New York area, please contact Elizabeth Merkouris at [email protected] or 646-558-5613 with any questions. 

If you live in the Buffalo area, please contact Tracy Gray in the Buffalo area at [email protected] or 716-268-8906 with any questions. 

If you live in the Rochester area, please contact Donna Auria at [email protected] or 585-213-5061 with any questions. 

 

Birthday 

Make your birthday extra-special! This year, request donations instead in lieu of traditional gifts.  By fundraising for Make-A-Wish, you are giving wish kids hope and strength to make it through difficult treatments by helping to make their life-changing wish come true.   
   
It's incredibly easy to dedicate your birthday to make wishes come true. Simply click the link below and let your friends and family know you prefer donations instead of gifts this year — those donations will give children in our community the chance to dream big and wish.  

 
Have questions on how you can dedicate your birthday to children in need?  

If you live in the Metro New York area, please contact Caroline Ver Planck at [email protected] or 929-388-1977.  

If you live in the Buffalo area, please contact Tracy Gray at [email protected] or 716-268-8906. 

If you live in the Rochester area,  please contact Donna Auria at [email protected] or 585-213-5061. 

 

Anniversary  

An anniversary celebration is the perfect way to show love for wish kids! 

You're celebrating your special day, and beautiful life-long memories. So why not use that opportunity to help create amazing memories and grant life-changing wishes for children in our community? An anniversary celebration is the perfect way to show love for wish kids! Learn how you can start a fundraiser today.  

If you live in the Metro New York area, please contact Caroline Ver Planck at [email protected] or 929-388-1977 with any questions. 

If you live in the Buffalo area, please contact Tracy Gray in the Buffalo area at [email protected] or 716-268-8906 with any questions.  

If you live in the Rochester area, please contact Donna Auria at [email protected] or 585-213-5061 with any questions. 

 

Wedding

Make your special day even more incredible by asking family and friends to help make wishes come true. 

As your dreams for the future come true, you can help share the power of a wish and provide hope, strength, and transformation to children with critical illnesses. Consider making a donation to Make-A-Wish, in lieu of wedding/shower favors. 

If you live in the Metro New York area, please contact Matthew Goldweber at [email protected] or 646-558-5507 with any questions. 

If you live in the Buffalo area, please contact Tracy Gray in the Buffalo area at [email protected] or 716-268-8906 with any questions.  

If you live in the Rochester area, please contact Donna Auria at [email protected] or 585-213-5061 with any questions. 

 

Wish-iversary 

Are you a wish kid or part of a wish family? The power of a wish is everlasting- so why not celebrate your experience by Wishing It Forward?  

Your Wish-iversary is an incredible fundraising opportunity. Celebrate the memories you made on your wish by simply asking your friends and family to donate in honor of your wish-iversary! The money you raise will go towards granting wishes for kids like you!  

Learn how you can start a fundraiser by clicking below! 

If you live in the Metro New York area, please contact Caroline Ver Planck at [email protected] or by phone at 929-388-1977 with any questions.  

If you live in the greater Western New York area, please contact Bridget Scott at [email protected] or by phone 716-268-8916 with any questions.