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Managing Our Funds

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our mission is our common starting point and ending point. It's what unites us, what we strive for, and ultimately what we do - every single day.

We are proud to state that during our 2017 fiscal year we:
  • Granted 331 wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions across the 13 counties and 2 states we serve
  • Increased to almost 86%, the amount of every donated dollar that was directed to support wish-granting – exceeding program services allocation standards set by leading charity watchdog groups

Wish Year 2017

(Fiscal year 9/1/2016-8/31/2017)

2017 Fact Sheet


The most popular wish continues to be an amazing experience at Walt Disney World® in Orlando, Florida; 51% of the wish children ask to their favorite Disney character. Other popular wishes include gaming computers, shopping sprees, celebrity meetings and trips to other areas around the country. In Wish Year 2017, our chapter granted 331 wishes. We encourage the entire family to be part of the wish experience, knowing that parents and siblings need magic just as much as the wish child. The average value of a wish is $11,815 (a portion of this amount represents donations of in-kind goods and services).

2017 Financials

Revenue by source

Our chapter is 100% contribution driven and we rely on a diverse pool of funding sources to support our mission. The breakdown is as follows: corporations (14.5%), foundations (4%), special events (29%), individuals (16%) and in-kind donations (36%).

2017 Financials

Expenses by type

Over 86% of all donations fund wish granting activities. This percentage well exceeds the standard upheld by organizations monitoring the work of charities. Make-A-Wish is proud of the way it manages the generous contributions it receives from the community.

2017 Financials

Our Mission Statement

MAW Mission Statement

Make our vision yours. Refer a child today.

Our vision

Office locations

Office Locations

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Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley
5 Valley Sq, Suite 210
Blue Bell, PA 19422
(215) 654-9355

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, Susquehanna Valley Office
1054 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 283-4880

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, Delaware Office
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 106
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 482-4467