Thinking of hosting a fundraising event, benefit or party? Choose Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic as the beneficiary charity and help grant wishes for local children with critical illnesses. To get started planning an event to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, please download and read the Special Events Proposal and Licensing Agreement or contact Georgia Katinas.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fundraising:
Q. Who can organize an event to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic?
A. Anyone! Any individual or group (employees of a corporation, school/university organization, religious group, etc.) can host an event as long as it is approved by Make-A-Wish. We also have programs for students of all ages! To learn more about college programs, visit our Wishmakers on Campus page. To learn more about how students K-12 can help, visit our Kids for Wish Kids page.
Q. How do I get approval to host an event?
A. Once you have decided on what type of event you’d like to host and when you’d like to host it, the first step towards getting approval from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is to complete, sign and return the Special Event Form and License Agreement.
Q. What kinds of events do people hold?
A. Individuals and groups hold all sorts of events including golf tournaments, anniversary parties, wine tastings, 5Ks, fashion shows and more!
Q. Is there a minimum donation required to host a fundraiser?
A. There is no minimum amount required to host a fundraiser, but the amount of support you can expect to receive from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, as well as the use of our trademarks and logo, in your publicity and advertising materials will depend on the proceeds you anticipate making to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.
Q. I want to publicize this event through media outlets in my community. Is that okay?
A. All publicity materials (posters, invitations, email announcements, press releases, etc.) need to be approved by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic prior to print and distribution. This is so we can make sure that the terminology used to describe the mission of Make-A-Wish and those we serve is correct.
Q. Where does the money raised at my event go?
A. The proceeds from your event go directly towards our mission of granting wishes to children with critical illnesses here in the Mid-Atlantic.
For more information, please call 301-962-9474 or email Georgia Katinas at firstname.lastname@example.org.