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Our Chapter

Our Staff

John Carreon - OKI

John Carreon

Chief Advancement Officer

My Wish
To play a round of golf at Augusta National Golf Club with Ken Klotzsche, childhood best friend, Jack Nicholas, and Gary Player
Juli Miller - OKI

Juli Miller

Sr. VP of Community & Regional Advancement

My Wish
I wish to have dinner with BonJovi at his restaurant and then watch him in concert

Our Board

Jeff McFarland

Governing Board Chair

Audit Assurance Partner, Deloitte

Ann Flaherty

Program Committee Chair, Governing Board Member

Owner, Meridian Medical

David Payne

Development Committee Chair, Governing Board Member

Owner, Payne & Payne Renovations & Design

Jennifer Gardner

Governance & Compensation Chair, Governing Board Member

Director of Client Services, Connect the Dots Consulting

Barbara Hess

Governing Board Member

Change Consultant, TiER1 Performance

Dave Hooper

Governing Board Member

Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

Media Center

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

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Media Kit

Access background information about Make-A-Wish, our history, accomplishments, creative assets and more. 

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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 

Newspaper and magazine articles, blogs and other media often tell stories about wishes.

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana 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. For full financial details please review our most recent FY19 Audited Financial StatementsFY19 Impact Report or our latest 990.  

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

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 our passion. If you are interested in a career or internship with Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, check out our current open positions: 

Senior Advancement Officer, Indiana

Currently, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana doesn’t have any internship opportunities available. 

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