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Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic Appoints Laura Caldwell as New President and CEO


January 07, 2013


Bethesda, Md.

Caldwell will lead the volunteers and staff of the Mid-Atlantic chapter in its heartfelt mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

BETHESDA, MD (January 7, 2013) – The Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Caldwell as president and CEO. Caldwell brings significant nonprofit experience and fundraising leadership to the chapter, along with passion and enthusiasm for the mission of Make-A-Wish. In this role, Laura will lead the fundraising and wish granting activities for the Mid-Atlantic chapter, serving Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.

Prior to joining Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, Caldwell spent more than 20 years with various national health charities, including The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, The American Liver Foundation, and the March of Dimes, growing from fundraising roles to executive director leadership. Caldwell studied Business Management at the University of Memphis. “I am so thrilled and honored to be joining the Mid-Atlantic team of volunteers, donors and staff. We are going to work together to ensure that we grant magical wishes, fulfilling the mission of our amazing organization,” stated Caldwell.

Board Chair, Liza Wright shared, “We are enthused to have Laura as our new leader of the Mid-Atlantic chapter. Her considerable experience and proven success in nonprofit leadership and fundraising will strengthen the Foundation and will aid us in our goal of reaching every child in the region with a life-threatening medical condition. We are excited for her to lead the chapter and confident in her ability to ensure Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic continues to grow and thrive.”

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