Our Chapter 

Our Staff

Board of Directors

Richard Weissman

Chairman of the Board

The Learning Experience

Greg Baty

Community Volunteer

Jodi Siravo

Treasurer

Community Volunteer

Michael Appleton

Hotel Connections

Jennifer Barnes

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Gal Bensaadon

Red Door Construction

Southwest Florida Advisory Board

Erin Dever

Chair

Collier County Sheriff's Office

Susan Battaglia

Member

Norman Love Confections

Lianne Caruso

Member

Community Volunteer

Michele Eddy

Member

Community Volunteer

Theresa Fletcher

Member

Hotwire Communications

Amy Frith

Member

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Suncoast Advisory Board

Renee Phinney

Chair

Palm Printing

Terri Klauber

Fundraising Chair

Michael's on East

Sherra Fritz

Member

WWSB ABC 7

Phil Mancini

Member

Michael's on East

Luke Nicholas

Member

Allegiant Private Advisors

Lisa Olan

Member

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Tampa Bay Advisory Board

John Flinn

Chair

RIPA & Associates

Ted Abrams

Member

Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company

Kerry Allgire

Member

Tech Data

Brandon Day

Member

MicroLumen

Tim Farrell

Member

RSM

Medical Advisory Council

Dr. Johanna Davis

Medical Advisor

University of Miami Health System

Dr. Eric Eason

Medical Advisor

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Dr. Maggie Fader

Medical Advisor

Nicklaus Children's Hospital/Kidz Medical Group

Dr. J. Blaine John

Medical Advisor

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital/Pediatric Cardiology Associates

Mrs. Michele King

Medical Advisor

Golisano Children’s Hospital

Dr. Ronald A. Ligon

Medical Advisor

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Media Center

Tiago

News Releases

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

Angelina

In the News and Blogs

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

Wish kid Nicole

Media Kit

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

Managing Our Funds 

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida finances its endeavors through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions. Make-A-Wish does not solicit funds by telephone and receives no federal or state funding. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, all contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law.  

The chapter’s financial statements are audited locally by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.   

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. 

Learn more about our Internships.

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