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Fundraising FAQ

Q. Who can host an event to benefit Make-A-Wish®Oregon?

A. Anyone! Any individual or group (employees of a corporation, school/university organization, religious group, etc.) can host an event as long as it is approved by the Events Manager.

Q. How do I get approval to host an event?
A. Once you have decided on what type of event you would like to host and when you would like to host it, the first step towards getting approval from Make-A-Wish is to complete, sign and return the Special Event Form and License Agreement. We ask that you allow one week for the office to approve your event.

Q. What kinds of events do people hold?
A. Individuals and groups hold all sorts of events from golf outings to bowl-a-thons, wine tastings, sports tournaments, motorcycle runs and more!

Q. Is there a minimum donation required to host a fundraiser?
A. There is no minimum amount required to host a fundraiser, but the amount of logistical support you can expect to receive from the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as the use of our trademarks and logo in your publicity and advertising materials will depend on the proceeds you anticipate making to the Foundation.

Q. I want to publicize this event through media outlets in my community. Is that allowed?
A. All publicity materials (posters, invitations, email announcements, press releases, etc.) need to be approved by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon prior to print and distribution. This is so we can make sure that the terminology used to describe the mission of the Foundation and those we serve is correct.

Q. Can I solicit organizations, companies, stores, etc. outside of Oregon for donations, auction items or sponsorships for my event?
A. We ask that you refrain from soliciting organizations/companies/stores whose corporate offices are headquartered outside of the Oregon or Southwest Washington area. This is due to the fact that there are 64 chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation throughout the United States and we do not want to impede on the territories of other chapters, thus distracting them from their fundraising abilities.

Q. Can Make-A-Wish help me get a celebrity to attend my event?
A. As wonderful as it would be to have a celebrity attend all of the events that take place to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon, we reserve the contacting of celebrities for wishgranting purposes and making wishes come true.

Q. Where does the money raised at my event go?
A. The proceeds from your event go directly towards our mission of granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions here in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Contact Us

For more information about events or online fundraising, please contact:

Meredith Collett
Events Coordinator
Phone: 503-802-6071

Make-A-Wish® Oregon
2000 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 410
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 292-2280
Toll Free (800) 934-9474