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Make-A-Wish Colorado

Transform lives, one wish at a time

Greenwood Village, CO   |  www.colorado.wish.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1983

Principal Officer

Scott Dishong

Main address

7951 E. Maplewood Ave Suite 126

Greenwood Village, CO 80111 USA

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EIN

74-2273004

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

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

Staff, volunteers and donors come together to grant a wish to every eligible child in Colorado.
Staff - 17 full time staff and 2 part-time staff.
Volunteering-Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish chapters are always looking for volunteers to help in several areas, including wish granting, fund raising, and community outreach.
Donors - Donors can contribute online, by phone, or by mail. They can also donate frequent flier miles, or make a tribute or memorial donation in honor of someone.
Partnering-There are many opportunities for companies to participate in meaningful and successful cause-related alliance programs with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Wish Granting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Involving the community in wish granting experiences; fundraising ventures to support the wish granting process; coordination and cooperation with vendors to grant wishes.

We have a volunteer network of over 400 individuals and 20 employees. We also partner with local organizations to accomplish our goals. We have been a non-profit in good standing for over 35 years.

We have found that the wish experience improved the child's social and emotional wellbeing and brought their stressed families back to normal. Wish children say their wish experiences helped shape them into the people they are today, giving them focus to move beyond their illnesses, refocus on their education, offer career choices they hadn’t considered, give them the courage to try things others have said are difficult or even impossible, and become highly active donors and community volunteers. Ultimately, an astounding 71 percent of respondents even said the wish experience played a role in saving their lives.
It is our goal to grant every eligible child a wish.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Make-A-Wish Colorado

Board of directors
as of 07/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Brent Smith

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Board co-chair

Laura Srsich

Cory Tipton

Laura Srsich

Connie Talmage

Michael Broker

Deron Brown

Robert Forbes

Michael Harrell

Scott Reichenberg

Karrie Fletcher

Marley Wagner

Michael Wagner

Erin Hutchison

Justin Vaughn

Taizo Nakano

Mike Brueggemann

Brent Smith

Heidi Gill

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 7/26/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data