Our Chapter           

Our People

Our Board of Directors

Courtney Ehlers

Courtney Ehlers

Chair

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Steven Morgans

Steven Morgans

First Vice Chair

Myers Billion, LLP, Sioux Falls, SD
Ed Bloom

Ed Bloom

Treasurer

Sioux Falls Ford Lincoln, Sioux Falls, SD
Bob Compton

Bob Compton

Second Vice Chair

Dacotah Bank, Aberdeen, SD
Jessica Aguilar

Jessica Aguilar

Board Member

Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD
Jim Berman

Jim Berman

Board Member

Dakota News Now, Sioux Falls, SD

Our Medical Advisors

Dr. Kimberly Balay

Dr. Kimberly Balay

Medical

Monument Health Hospital, Rapid City, SD
Dr. Cara M. Hamilton

Dr. Cara M. Hamilton

Medical Advisor

Black Hills Pediatrics, Rapid City, SD
Dr. Rick Kooima

Dr. Rick Kooima

Medical Advisor

Avera McGreevy Clinic, Sioux Falls, SD
Dr. Clark Likness

Dr. Clark Likness

Medical Advisor

Retired, Brown Clinic, Watertown, SD
Dr. James Wallace

Dr. James Wallace

Medical Advisor

Sanford Children's Specialty Clinic, Sioux Falls, SD

Careers and 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. 

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Internship Positions

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana 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. 

Montana 

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 of Montana spent 75% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 15% 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.  

South Dakota 

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 of South Dakota spent 83% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. For full financial details please review our most recent FY19 Audited Financial Statements or our latest 990.

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