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Longtime Make-A-Wish Supporter Leaves Legacy and Transforms Lives

Mark Dickison

“ Mark was magic. He made you feel like you were the most important person in the room. He loved connecting with people and collected friends everywhere he went. ”

- Barry McConnell, president and CEO

When longtime Make-A-Wish supporter Mark Dickison walked into a room, you couldn’t help but stop and smile.

 Mark Dickison“Mark was magic,” said longtime friend and Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington President and CEO, Barry McConnell. “Mark made you feel like you were the most important person in the room. He loved connecting with people and collected friends everywhere he went.” 

That included wish children and their families. As owner of TriFilm, Inc., Mark always said “yes” to helping capture wish stories. 

Whether at a conference room table talking about a project, attending our events or playing a role in making a wish come true, Mark loved the Make-A-Wish mission. He was amazingly generous with his time, talent and resources and that generosity has continued even after his unexpected death.

Nearly 30 years later, TriFilm is our local chapter’s longest tenured creative partner, and continues their incredible support for our mission.

They have helped us to tell our stories of hope and joy, pain and sorrow, challenge and triumph, human connection and transformation in ways that allow people to experience the great range of emotions attached to a wish come true.

In addition to that partnership, Mark also named Make-A-Wish as a beneficiary in his will so his legacy continues to live on. “By making a charitable bequest to Make-A-Wish, his thoughtful planning will allow us to grant 10 wishes,” said McConnell.

The world is a better place because Mark was here and we at Make-A-Wish are so grateful to him for his support. He will be missed.

If you are interested in naming Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington in your will, contact Melissa Arias, president and CEO at 206.623.5312 or

Colby faces the villain, Rex Velvet<br><em>© Scott Harder, Mill Creek Multimedia</em>

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