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Make-A Wish Foundation of San Diego, Inc.

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

aka Make-A-Wish San Diego   |   San Diego, CA   |  www.sandiego.wish.org

Mission

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Ruling year info

1984

President & CEO

Mrs. Suzanne Husby

Main address

4995 Murphy Canyon Road Ste 402

San Diego, CA 92123 USA

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EIN

33-0039466

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Pediatrics (G98)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Wish Granting

Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The children we serve are fighting for their lives, and their families are doing everything that they can to help them in their battles. We believe that these children and their families deserve the chance to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences that relieve them of the immense stress that accompanies the treatment of a life-threatening medical condition, and produce positive, hopeful mindsets that outlast the illness. The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s wish-granting activities accomplish this by augmenting traditional medicine, impacting each child’s emotional state and the family unit – the child’s primary support structure. By granting the child’s one heartfelt wish, and involving the entire immediate family in the process, we re-empower the child to fight his/her illness and energize the family – and the community – to support the child.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, National office and other chapters,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Make-A Wish Foundation of San Diego, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Dick Kelley

Retired

Term: 2022 - 2019


Board co-chair

Mr. David Bialis

Retired

Term: 2018 - 2023

Dick Kelley

NBC 7 San Diego/ Telemundo, retired

Tina Jenkins

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Dr. Gail Knight

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Dr. Michael Lalich

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Scott Marshall

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Krista Torquato

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George Kaelin, III

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Dustin Cano

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David Bialis

COX Communications, retired

Timothy Broadhead

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Lisa Hill

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Vicki Burke

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Trevor Outman

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Caroline Perry

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Leslie Talansky

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Justin Tomlin

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Vivianne Dhupa

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data