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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern & Central CA & N. Nevada

aka Make-A-Wish Northeastern California & Northern Nevada   |   Sacramento, CA   |  http://necannv.wish.org/

Mission

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Every 34 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a critical illness in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

Ruling year info

1984

President and Chief Executive Officer

Karen Alvord

Main address

2800 Club Center Drive

Sacramento, CA 95835 USA

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Formerly known as

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Sacramento and Northeastern CA, Inc.

EIN

68-0027351

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Pediatrics (G98)

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Our programs

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Wish Granting

Make-A-Wish®Northeastern & Central California & Northern Nevada was founded in 1983 and has granted more than 7,350 wishes to children in our community. With the help of generous donors, community supporters, and dedicated volunteers, our chapter is on track to grant more than 400 wishes this year. While the organization follows the policies and guidelines of Make-A-Wish® America, it operates as a separate 501(c)(3) organization. All funds raised by our chapter are used to fulfill our mission in the 45 Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada counties we serve (see map for details).

In 2009, with the help of the communities it serves, Make-A-Wish opened The Wishing Place, a child-friendly and inviting place where children with critical illnesses are encouraged to dream big and wishes come true. While the Wishing Place, located in Sacramento, is the chapter headquarters, there are two regional offices located in Fresno, CA and Reno, NV.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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.), Paper surveys,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • 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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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern & Central CA & N. Nevada

Board of directors
as of 11/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ryan Lucchetti

PABCO Building Products

Term: 2021 - 2023


Board co-chair

Brent Andrews

Interstate Oil Company

Term: 2021 - 2023

Julie Teel

Raleys Family of Fine Stores

Jeff Savage

Sacramento Rivercats

David Creeggan

Trainor Fairbrook

Gary Bradus

Weintraub Tobin

Azad Sheik

Adventist Health and Rideout

Jason Goff

CBRE

Wendy Hauteman

VSP Vision Care

Sean Mullin

Bank of the West

Kimberly Menzel

Kaiser Permanente

Chris Crutchfield

American Commodity Co. LLC

Paul Santy

Placer Title Company

Cheryl Heinonen

Brunswick Group

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
  • 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 11/8/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/26/2020

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.