Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Chief Development Officer hired
to head up fundraising efforts

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona welcomes Lisa Goin, CFRE

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona is proud to announce that Lisa Goin, CFRE, has been hired as the new Chief Development Officer. Lisa most recently served as the Development Director for the Arizona Humane Society where she was responsible to oversee all areas of fundraising and marketing, including major gifts, direct mail, grants, special events, and the public relations for $8.5 million of an $11.5 million annual operating budget. Lisa has also served in fundraising for PetSmart Charities and the Arizona Animal Welfare League.

For the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lisa Goin will be sharing the powerful story about this international children’s charity that was founded in Arizona in 1980, and will be charged with raising nearly $4 million in private funding from our community during the organization’s 30th anniversary in 2010. Lisa will also work alongside CEO, Robin Dunn, and the Make-A-Wish board of directors, to institute a planned giving program for sustainable long-term growth, with a goal of granting the wishes of all of the 500 eligible children in Arizona each year by 2014.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Most people are unaware that Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona is a hometown sensation! The Foundation started in Arizona in 1980 with a young boy’s dream of becoming a police officer and is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona grants 250 wishes annually, with an average cost of $7,000 to fulfill a wish. For more information, visit www.wishaz.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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