Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado Inc.

We're on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life - a goal that is born from the idea that a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment. Make-A-Wish is a group of more than 1,800 employees around the world who, together, grant the wishes of children fighting critical illnesses - whether the wish is granted in the bustling heart of Bangkok, in the relaxed towns of Middle America or along the river Thames. This diversity creates a vast network of caring people who can make most anything happen. We're joined by a force of 40,000 volunteers worldwide who are united in our quest to make our communities better places by infusing hope and joy into the lives of many. Together, we are Make-A-Wish.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
5
Full Time Staff:
16
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
250
Retention Rate:
89%

Marilyn Tillery, VP of Operations
Start Date: 2001

Ms. Tillery was a member of the founding Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado and has been on staff for eleven years. She oversees daily operations of the chapter and assists the President & CEO.

Lauren Beede, Director of Community Development
Start Date: 2011

Lauren Beede

Joan Mazak, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 1983

Ms. Mazak founded the Colorado chapter in 1983, in honor of her daughter who passed away at the age of 7, and has grown the chapter from granting five wishes its first year to 242 wishes in 2012. As a former national board member, she was instrumental in establishing the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.

Patti Forsythe, Director of Events & Promotions
Start Date: 1999

Patti Forsythe

Jennifer Getsch, Director of Wish Granting
Start Date: 2011

Jennifer oversees all areas of the Wish Granting Department.

Jeff Krebs, Director of Philanthropy
Start Date: 2013

Jeff Krebs

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
6
Term Length:
6
Term Limit:
2
Total # of Board Members:
15
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
4
Male:
11
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
1
Asian:
0
White:
14
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

9

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

83%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

50%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Executive
Finance

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