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Our Chapter

Our People

Our Board

Dick Kelley


President and General Manager (Retired), NBC7/Telemundo 20 San Diego

Karen Sedgwick Tyler

Vice Chair

Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Administration Officer, Sempra Energy

David Bialis


Sr. VP, General Manager (Retired), Cox Communications 

Lisa Paul-Hill


President & CEO, Wheelhouse Credit Union

Krista Torquato

Member at Large

Senior Vice President Market Sales Executive, Bank of America Private Bank

Dustin Cano


Owner, Meritage Wine Market & Tasting Room

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish San Diego 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 San Diego spent 78% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 11% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 11% 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 San Diego 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 in our passion. If you are interested in a career or internship with Make-A-Wish, check out our current open positions. 

Careers: There are currently no open positions at this time.

Internships: View our current internship opportunities.

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