During FY14, Make-A-Wish Minnesota completed 259 wishes. Wishes were granted state wide to children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18. Wish Family satisfaction was rated 4.6 on a scale of 5 and overall Volunteer Satisfaction was 93%. During FY14, over $5 million was raised and $1.9 million dollars was leveraged by in-kind contributions. Outreach to new geographies across MN as well as a broader swath of children’s health providers and ethnic groups is a multi-year initiative to better identify under-served eligible wish children.
GOAL: Establish a balanced fundraising program that secures $4,808,923 (reflecting a 12.1% increase over FY14 budget) in revenue for FY15. This includes in-kind giving.
GOAL: Engage new populations
The overarching outcome of this category is to reach out to more diverse ethnic communities, diverse medical diagnosis and greater geographic areas around the state. This includes greater outreach to volunteers, wish children, and donors. For FY15, we are focused on our continued development to the SE Minnesota Region and the development of the St. Cloud area community as well as Duluth. We also will continue recruitment of outstate volunteers.
GOAL: Create appropriate structure for wish fulfillment and fundraising to deliver high quality experiences
GOAL: Adopt holistic and integrated strategy to achieve long range aspirations.
Community or Constituency Served
Children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 years old
Geographic Area Served
State of Minnesota