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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia

Transform lives one wish as a time.

Richmond, VA   |  www.va.wish.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1988

Principal Officer

Mrs. Sheri Lambert

Main address

2810 N Parham Road Suite 302

Richmond, VA 23294 USA

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Formerly known as

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western Virginia

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Richmond & Western Virginia

EIN

54-1429614

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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

We create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.   In FY2021, we granted wishes for 125 Virginia children.  This year, we have a goal to grant 140 wishes for children across the Commonwealth.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Financials

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia

Board of directors
as of 01/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. William Howard

Chairman of the Board

Term: 2021 - 2023

Sheri Lambert

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia

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Board leadership practices

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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
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/13/2022

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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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/13/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.