Our Chapter

Our People

Our Board

Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson

Board Chair

Community Philanthropist
Alix Dixon

Alix Dixon

Past Board Chair

Community Philanthropist
Dan Dhruva

Dan Dhruva

Board Secretary

Vice President Pacific Outdoor Advertising

Tony Balow

Board Treasurer

Director of Finance, Worldwide Sales and Operations Group Intel Corporation
Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Board Member

Vice President of Global Footwear Product Creation Nike

David Booth

Board Member

Executive Vice President of Sales Tillamook County Creamery Association

Emerging Leaders Board

Taylor Altringer

Member

State Farm

Brandon Barkley

Member

LifeMap

Irina Batrakova

Member

The Batrakova Law Office

Hannah Bhattarai

Member

Ruby Receptionists

Reid M. Burch

Member

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Nicholas Foster

Member

US Bank

Ambassador Board

Ross Carey

Member

Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Banking at U.S. Bank

John Davidson

Member

President, CEO Davidson Benefits Planning, LLC

Neil Grubb

Member

Owner, Craftwork Plumbing

William Hergenhan

Member

Chief Financial Officer of Foundation Fitness

Matt Hire

Member

Director of Strategic Accounts Paxata

Rick Hogue

Member

First Vice President Financial Advisor of RBC Wealth Management

Careers & Internships

Employment Opportunities

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. 

Careers 

The Oregon chapter posts available positions on the website as they become available. The chapter office is in Portland Oregon. 

Intern Opportunities

Internship Opportunities 

Make-A-Wish® Oregon offers internship opportunities year-round for college students seeking experience in volunteer management, program services, marketing, public relations, fundraising and events. Internships are unpaid, but Make-A-Wish will provide college credit for completion of a 200-hour internship. Internship seasons are based on standard academic terms/semesters. For more information, contact Darcie LaMotte-Waage at 503-802-7804. 

 

Current internship openings: 

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Oregon 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 Oregon spent 81% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 5% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 14% 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 Oregon Accredited Charity Seal Holder, having met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. 

Media Center

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

Evelyn's wish to go to the Oregon Coast with her family.

News Releases 

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

Rini's wish to meet the Seattle Seahawks

In the News & Blogs 
 

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

Skye's wish to meet a mermaid

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Cannon's wish to go to the All-Star game comes true!

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