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Make-Wish® Alaska and Washington Announces New Staff


May 28, 2015


Spokane, WA

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, the local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, has recently hired Natalie Wright as the full-time Administrative Coordinator in the Spokane office.

Wright has been involved with Make-A-Wish for seven years, serving as a wish-granting volunteer as well as recently serving as a board member. She is passionate about granting a wish to every eligible local child, and she has worked tirelessly to raise funds for wishes through the annual Wine for Wishes event in Spokane. "I am passionate about what Make-A-Wish is doing locally in Spokane,” she said. “I really believe in the mission and what providing a child with hope and joy can do for them, both mentally and physically."

Wright earned her BA from Whitworth College, and she's most recently worked for Young's Market Company. In her new position, she will work to support local wishes and events to raise awareness and funds for the organization. 


Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,600 children, nearly 1,000 of whom are from Eastern Washington, 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 can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Currently, there are more than 400 children awaiting their wishes and there are more who qualify for our services, yet we are unable to reach them and grant their wishes due to a lack of funds and capacity. In fact, every year, one in four seriously-ill children in Alaska and Washington do not receive a wish because of a lack of funding. For more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit or connect with us at or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA.



Angela Geiss
Make-A-Wish, Regional Co-Director

Hannah Moderow
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, Media Relations

Press Contact

Jeannette Tarcha
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA  98104

Phone : (206) 623-5338
Fax : (206) 623-5333

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Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-5300
Toll Free (800) 304-9474
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Eastern Washington Office
104 S Freya St
Yellow Flag Bldg #207
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 458-2618
Toll Free (888) 790-7005
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Alaska Office
430 W 7th Ave #110
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 258-9474
Toll Free (844) 510-9474