Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Hires Fort Wayne Native Jenny Boyd to Head Northeast Indiana Region
New Fort Wayne office will help Make-A-Wish OKI better serve Northeast Indiana kids

(Northeast Indiana) July 6th, 2020 – Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana (Make-A-Wish OKI) is pleased to announce Fort Wayne native Jenny Boyd has joined the team as Senior Development Officer. Boyd will head the new Make-A-Wish OKI Fort Wayne office in an effort to better serve northeast Indiana kids.

Boyd, an active member of the Fort Wayne community and longtime Make-A-Wish supporter, comes to Make-A-Wish OKI after serving as Marketing Coordinator and Platinum Club Manager at Eddie Merlot’s for 14 years. As Northeast Indiana Make-A-Wish Advisory Council Co-Chair, she helped organize the inaugural Make-A-Wish An Evening in Paradise Gala at Eddie Merlot’s in 2019 that brought in nearly $250,000 for Make-A-Wish OKI.

“We are so excited to be expanding our outreach in northeast Indiana,” said Boyd. “The need for wishes in our area is great. We have a growing number of local children with critical illnesses who are waiting for a wish, which increases the need for wish granting volunteers to help make those wishes come true. With the opening of our new office in Fort Wayne, we’ll be able to have a larger impact across northeast Indiana and make even more life-changing wishes come true which deliver hope and joy to kids who need it most.”

Make-A-Wish OKI President and CEO Stephanie McCormick, who was appointed in March, is also based in Fort Wayne. McCormick recently returned to Fort Wayne after serving as President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Orange County & The Inland Empire since 2011. McCormick comes to Make-A-Wish OKI with nearly 42 years of nonprofit experience, including serving as President and CEO of the United Way of Allen County from 2002-2006.

To learn more about Make-A-Wish OKI and the Northeast Indiana Make-A-Wish Advisory Council, how you can help grant wishes for northeast Indiana kids, or become a wish granting volunteer, contact: Jenny Boyd; Senior Development Officer with Make-A-Wish OKI.

  [email protected]       921 E. Dupont Road #851
   260-215-9292                   Fort Wayne, IN 46825

You can help grant wishes NOW for northeast Indiana kids by attending the first ever JP Morgan Chase Indiana Hope is Essential Virtual Gala presented by FedEx on Thursday, July 30th from 7:15-8:15 p.m. For more information and to register, visit:

About Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Make-A-Wish® OKI creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in 1983, we have granted more than 17,500 wishes, and in fiscal year 2019, granted the largest number of wishes in the country. Make-A-Wish is more than wish granting, it’s a global movement of transforming lives through hope, and wishes need YOU! 500 children in Indiana are waiting right now. To learn more about how you can donate, volunteer and share our mission, visit: and follow us on social media @makeawishohkyin