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New regional director for chapter announced


May 07, 2015


Lancaster, PA

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley Appoints Benjamin Lee as Regional Director 

Lancaster, PA…Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley is pleased to welcome Benjamin Lee who will serve as the Regional Director for the Susquehanna Valley region.  Over the last 15 years, Ben has worn the titles of Veteran, Pastor, Author, University Professor and Non-Profit Chairman and Founder.  Stated Dennis J. Heron, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish, “Ben will be an excellent representative for our chapter, and a great addition to a very talented team.” 

When asked about relocating from Canton, Ohio to Lancaster, Ben stated: “My family and I couldn’t be happier about being here. In my opinion Make-A-Wish is the world’s most heart-warming and genuinely transformative charity offering hope, strength and joy for struggling children and families when they need it the most. Please feel free to introduce yourself, I look forward to learning more about the Susquehanna Valley community and ways we may partner to make wishes come true!” Ben can be reached at or 717-283-4878 (Lancaster office). Ben and his wife Marcy reside in Ephrata with their three young children; Zoe, Roman and Samuel. 

About Make-A-Wish®:

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley serves Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Perry and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and New Castle County in Delaware. For more information, please call us at: 215-654-9355.



Karen Traten, Director of Partnerships & Communications
Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley


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Haley Beidel
Communications & PR Manager
5 Valley Sq, Suite 210
Blue Bell, PA  19422

Phone : (215) 987-3146
Fax : (215) 654-9354

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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