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WishYPWishYP is a fundraising, social, and networking council for Richmond young professionals. Council members support the mission of Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, raising awareness and funds through an annual campaign to grant the wishes of children facing life-threatening medical conditions right here in Virginia. The council also engages with Make-A-Wish through other chapter events such as Walk for Wishes and W.I.S.H. Circle. WishYP members gather for quarterly happy hours to network with other compassionate, like-minded young professionals, as well. To learn more about WishYP, contact Allie Early at or (804) 217-9474.
WishYP Members:
Sarah Huang, Chair
Lindsey Duke, Executive Committee
Megan Hodges, Executive Committee
Rachel McCue, Executive Committee
Caroline Bryan
Leila Ferguson
Amanda Garnett
Bronwen Gregg
Caitlin Kear
Kim McKay
Blair Powell
Jessica Purcell
Emily Talbott
Catie Wilton

Latest Status Update

  • “The transformation that Make-A-Wish brings ... it really empowers them and helps to better their mental health.” We are grateful for those who heal, like Lori. As a child life specialist, Lori focuses on supporting the emotional and mental health of children battling critical illnesses. She believes that Make-A-Wish provides the positive reinforcement a child needs to feel empowered while facing their challenges. Meet more heroes like Lori:

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Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia
2810 N. Parham Road
Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 217-9474
Toll Free (800) 234-9474