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Host an Event

Plan a Fundraising Event

You have the power to makes wishes come true, simply by planning an event to unite your friends, coworkers or community in support of Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic. Raising funds for local wish kids is fun, exciting and allows you to explore creative ways of making a big impact locally. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your ideas. Email us to set up a time to talk. 

Already have an event planned? Make Make-A-Wish part of your gathering. Download our External Event Proposal and Licensing Agreement here

Questions? Contact us:

Kimberly Sipple
Community Partnerships Manager
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Kerri Cavanaugh
Community Partnerships Coordinator
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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 and event once 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 in grades 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 your event type and date, download the External Event Proposal and Licensing Agreement from the link above. Once it has been reviewed, a Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic staff member will be in touch regarding the next steps. 

Q. What kinds of events do people hold?

A. Individuals and groups hold a variety 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. However, the levels of support you can expect to receive from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic will vary depending upon the anticipated donation amount. 

Q. I want to publicize this event through media outlets in my community. Is that okay?

A. All promotional materials (posters, invitations, email announcements, press releases, etc.) need to be approved by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic prior to release and distribution. All materials are reviewed by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic staff for brand compliancy and Better Business Bureau compliancy. 

Q. How does the money I raise at my event help local kids with critical illnesses?

A. The proceeds from your event go directly towards our mission of granting wishes to children with critical illnesses here in the Mid-Atlantic.


See our Upcoming Events page!

Thank you to our community partners for your continued efforts and support of our wish families. See our Upcoming Events page for inspiration on how your event can make a difference! ”

Upcoming Events

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