Our Chapter

Our People

Melissa Henderson

Melissa Henderson

Director of Finance

My Wish
"I wish to have a front row seat to one of Dwight Yoakam's concerts!"
Nikki Eliason

Nikki Eliason

Director of Development

My Wish
I wish to throw a surprise 93'rd birthday party for my Grandma Rose Mary!
Erin Joubert

Erin Joubert

Development Coordinator - Louisiana

My Wish
I wish to travel to Ireland and visit the Cliffs of Moher!
Breeze Acevedo

Breeze Acevedo

Senior Director of Program Services

My Wish
I wish to visit Giraffe Manor in Kenya
Julie Baldwin

Julie Baldwin

Director of Program Services

My Wish
"I wish to have my own shelter for homeless pets!"

Our Board of Directors & Advisors

William Windham

Chairman, Board Development Committee Chair

Investments- Entrepreneurial Endeavors

Julie Luecht

Chair-Elect

KPMG

Kristin Palmer

Vice-Chairman

University of Houston

Jason Jennaro

Secretary

Breakwater Energy Partners

Thomas Hatfield

Treasurer

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Edward Razim

Investment Committee Chair

Locke Lord, LLP

John Sousa

Program Committee Chair

CenterPoint Energy

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana 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 2018 audit results, Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana spent 93 cents of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 7 cents of every dollar was spent on administration and fundraising costs. For full financial details please review our most recent 990 form and FY19 Audited Financial Statement.  

We are proud to be a BBB Accredited Charity Seal Holder, having met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability and received a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator. 

 

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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. 

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