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Gift Levels and Recognition

Make-A-Wish® has several recognition programs that help raise the funds needed for wishes, administration costs and the endowment. Wishmaker® and Wishpartner contributions fund wish granting expenses and are not used for administration purposes. Donations can also be unrestricted, in which case Make-A-Wish will use the contribution where it is most needed. Following is additional information on each of these programs.


Wishmaker® is a person, foundation or corporation that contributes a minimum of $4,400 -- enough to completely fund one wish. The Wishmaker amount, $4,400, is based on the cost of our most popular wish, a one-week trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort for a family of four. 100% of these funds are dedicated toward wish expenses.


Wishmakers receive full details of the wish they underwrite and are listed in our newsletter, annual report and web site. Wishmakers also receive a Wishmaker plaque designed by one of our wish children.


Wishpartners are individuals, companies, schools or organizations that contribute to part of the cost of a wish. A minimum donation of $500 is required to become a Wishpartner. These contributions are then pooled with those of other Wishpartners until they reach $4,400, enough to completely fund a wish. Wishpartners also receive a complete description of the wish they have helped sponsor.

A personal thank-you letter acknowledges every contribution to Make-A-Wish. Wishpartners are presented with a certificate designed by one of our wish children. In addition, at present, all donations of $500 or more are listed on our website donor list and in our annual report.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
888 Oakwood Rd
Oakwood Center, Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474