Gould brings not only years of experience to the position but also a passion for helping children. This passion drove Gould to work for World Vision, a global relief and child sponsorship charity, for several years. Gould has also served as the facilities finance manager at his alma mater, Seattle University, and as vice president of administrative services and CFO at Tacoma Community College.
In his new role, Gould will once again be able to aid those in need by managing finances in a way that optimizes the number of wishes Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington is able to grant annually. This year, the organization aims to grant 362 wishes to local children, but we have more than 500 children on our waiting list.
Gould recently finished teaching his 100th finance class online for the University of Phoenix, for which he has been an adjunct faculty for more than 10 years. He is also a member of the Institute for Management Accountants which allows him to study for the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) exam.
Gould has a Master in Business Administration in finance and post-master’s certificate in accounting from Seattle University. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Puget Sound.
To learn more about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, visit akwa.wish.org.
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About Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
Together, we create life-changing wish experiences for children with critical illnesses. Research shows children who have wishes granted build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. This improves their quality of life and produces better health outcomes. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Yet, not every child in our territory who is eligible for a wish receives one. With your help, we can change that. For more information please call 800.304.9474, visit akwa.wish.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MakeAWishAKWA.