2016 Make-A-Wish Campaign

On average, Make-A-Wish America grants a wish every 37 minutes to a child with a life-threatening medical condition.

MakeAWish102Earlier this year, GAI Consultants’ (GAI) employees voted and selected Make-A-Wish America as our 2016 Charity of Choice. The mission of Make-A-Wish is to “… grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.” Each chapter dedicates efforts and resources to grant the wishes of children in that chapter’s regional area.

Granting Wishes of Every Kind

Make-A-Wish’s vision is made possible thanks to the hard work of thousands of dedicated staff, volunteers, donors, and other supporters. Wishes vary from child to child—some want a puppy, while others wish to travel with their family. One wisher asked for braces so she could smile brightly at her prom in a few years. Another wanted to be a rock star and record a song.

The mission of Make-A-Wish is to “… grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.”

Last Year’s Charity of Choice

GAI’s employees have proven their generosity and commitment to serving others in their local communities. In 2015, GAI employees raised over $30,000 in support of our campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) fight to end blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. President and CEO Gary DeJidas, PE generously matched this donation with company funds, enabling GAI to proudly present a check to LLS for $60,524.

GAI’s 2016 Make-A-Wish Campaign

This year’s Make-A-Wish campaign will include kick-off meetings at various GAI office locations, planned social fundraising events, and a variety of local efforts to raise money and elevate awareness.

Peg Brenner, SPHR, SHRM-CP is Human Resources Manager and Chairperson of GAI’s corporate philanthropic program, iGaive. For more information on iGaive or our 2016 Charity of Choice—Make-A-Wish—contact Peg at 407.423.8398.

PegBrennerThrough her 20+ years of experience in the consulting, education, manufacturing, and distribution industries, Peg has participated in and spearheaded philanthropy efforts to engage employees in serving the communities where they work and live.


For related information, check out the following blog post:

iGaive: A Look At Corporate Philanthropy | February 4, 2016

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