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Mike Manatos

Board Chair

Manatos & Manatos

Jason Pappas

Vice Board Chair


John Beekley


Pamela Rothka



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At Make-A-Wish, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thought and experiences, are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values — values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the life-changing work we do, every day. 


Director of Development, Major Gifts


Please submit your application here. Please note a cover letter and resume will be required at time of submission.

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected].

Managing Our Funds 

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic finances endeavors through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions. However, we do not solicit funds by telephone and receive no federal or state funding. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, all contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our financial statements are audited locally by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. 

At Make-A-Wish, we take our responsibility for the monies donated to our cause very seriously and are pleased to confirm that according to the fiscal year 2020 audit results. Prior to the pandemic in 2019, Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid-Atlantic spent 71% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 10% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 19% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY2020 Audited Financial Statements or our latest 990You can also learn more about the wishes we granted last year by visiting our FY21 Impact Report.

We are proud to be a BBB Mid-Atlantic Accredited Charity Seal Holder, having met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. 

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Access news releases, background information and recent news about Make-A-Wish and connect with our Communications team. 

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View our latest news releases to learn about major wish-granting events, new sponsorships, campaigns and other news. 

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