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About Us

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because every child deserves a childhood. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the wish that inspired the founding of the organization in 1980, paving the way for the creation of Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada in 1996. Since our chapter’s founding, more than 2,200 wishes have been granted for children in Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, and Nye counties, and dozens of children from other states have traveled to Las Vegas for their wish come true.

Together with generous donors, supporters, staff, and more than 34,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada and 59 other chapters throughout the U.S. have granted more than 330,000 wishes nationwide. 

Our People

Caroline Ciocca - Southern Nevada

Caroline Ciocca

President & CEO

My Wish
"I wish to be a singer (just one song)"
Nina Radetich - Southern Nevada

Nina Radetich

VP, Marketing & Development

My Wish
"I wish to ride a horse on the beach"
Scott Rosenzweig - Southern Nevada

Scott Rosenzweig

VP, Mission Advancement

My Wish
"I wish to have a Ted Talk"

Our Board

Jon Wolfe - Southern Nevada

Jon Wolfe

Chair

House Advantage, LLC
Linda Richardson - Southern Nevada

Linda Richardson

Vice-Chair

Philanthropist
Heather Harris - Southern Nevada

Heather Harris

Secretary

Harris & Harris Lawyers | Wish Mom
Richard Justiana - Southern Nevada

Richard Justiana

Treasurer

Nevada State Bank
Tom Burns - Southern Nevada

Tom Burns

Past Chair

Cragin & Pike

The Wishing Place

In early 2017, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada moved into its new home on the Allegiant Campus. The Wishing Place is a labor of love and exemplifies the transformational power when community partners unite.  

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Media Center

See local media coverage, background information, and stories about Make-A-Wish and connect with our Communications team. 

Media Requests

Fill out this short form and our Communications team will respond as soon as possible or click here to access our media kit with background information about Make-A-Wish, our history, accomplishments, creative assets, and more. 

Interview with wish kid Emma

In the News

News coverage, newspaper and magazine articles, and other media often tell stories about wishes. 

Kim and Dana Wagner from News 3 LV

Make-A-Wish Monday

Every Monday morning on News 3 LV, long-time supporters Kim & Dana Wagner share the power of a wish.

Walk for Wishes Southern Nevada

Wish Blog

The Wish Blog gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the people and partnerships that make wishes come true locally.

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada 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. 

For full financial details please review our most recent FY19 Audited Financial Statements, our latest 990, or the FY19 Annual Report. You can also click here to view archived financial statements.

For questions about our financials, please contact Barbara Tapp at [email protected]

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. The following positions are currently accepting applications:

Development Manager

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