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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia

Transform lives one wish as a time.

Richmond, VA   |  www.va.wish.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1988

Principal Officer

Mrs. Sheri Lambert

Main address

2810 N Parham Road Suite 302

Richmond, VA 23294 USA

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Formerly known as

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western Virginia

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Richmond & Western Virginia

EIN

54-1429614

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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

We create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.   In FY2021, we granted wishes for 125 Virginia children.  This year, we have a goal to grant 140 wishes for children across the Commonwealth.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Awards

Giving Back Awards Honoree 2023

Coastal Virginia Magaine

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau 2023

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 Facebook followers

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

Total dollars received in contributions

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

Wish Granting

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people on the organization's email list

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

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia

Board of directors
as of 11/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Scott Merithew

Chairman of the Board

Term: 2023 - 2024

Sheri Lambert

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia

Narendra Vadlamudi

VCU Health System

Will Cropper

Blueprint Financial Group

Barbara McCarthy

Retired

Jeff Marklin

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Sabrina Smith

Owens & Minor

Michael Gallagher

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Shannon Showalter

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Donna Hildebrand

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William Howard

Retired

Kerri Carter

MCV Physicians, CHoR

Domenica Estes

KPMG

Lindsey Gelfand

Lindesey Gelfand Executive Search

Sean Hicks

WilliamsMullen

Cathy Keiger

Retired

Mike Pressendo

Virginia Credit Union

Joseph Scarpa

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Meredith Thrower

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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 11/20/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/17/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.