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W.I.S.H. Circle

WISH Circle LuncheonThe W.I.S.H. Circle empowers women, recognized for their significant professional and civic achievements, to fund the wishes of local children facing critical medical conditions. These community-minded and passionate honorees each raise the funds to grant one child’s wish in our community, a minimum of $10,000, during a two-month fundraising campaign, inspiring hope and joy for a child and their family.

At the conclusion of the campaign each year, Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia hosts a W.I.S.H. Circle celebration to honor these outstanding women for their achievements and personal commitment to Make-A-Wish. The honoree who raises the most funds is crowned the W.I.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother. Our W.I.S.H. Honorees play an integral role in our mission raising more than $1.2 million to fund more than 150 wishes collectively since the Circle’s inception in 2015.

If you would like to nominate an honoree, please call our office at 804-217-9474.

To learn more about our upcoming W.I.S.H. Circle celebrations please choose the appropriate link below.

For the 2019 W.I.S.H. Circle Richmond, visit va.wish.org/stars to learn more about Night Under The Stars.

  W.I.S.H. Circle Richmond

2015 Inaugural Class Raised $262,045!

W.I.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother: Barbara McCarthy

Honorees: Sally Ashby, Michelle Busby, Kelly Chenault, Maria Curran, Kim Gottwald, Jannemieke Keener, Cathy Keiger, Beth Ann Pretty, and Angela Wilkes

2016 Class Raised $154,336!

WI.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother: Jill Bussey Harris

Honorees: Paige Blashfield, Stephanie Calcagni, Kathleen Cavanagh, Martha Chapman, Christy Clary, Lila Dickinson, Sunny Goode, Cheryl Slokker, and Meredith Thrower

2017 Class Raised $228,054!

W.I.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother: Erika Davis

Honorees: Ann Caudle, Dede Davis, Linda Forem, Jennifer Gardner, Pat Haynes, Felicia Noland, Mary Harvard Nolde, Johnelle Torbert, Farrar Wentworth, and Cindy Wofford

2018 Class Raised $190,122!

W.I.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother: Courtney Worrell

Honorees: Paige Clay, Kate Crone, Emily Fishburne, Robin Heath-Kahn, Mary Leipertz, Tracy McGuire, Nikki Miller Ferguson, Courtney Orensky, Holly Shaheen, and India Sisler

Fall 2018 Class Raised $151,160!

W.I.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother: Jenny Courain

Honorees: Mary K. Butler, Julia Caperton, Currie Costen, Robin Foster, Michelle Logan, Shannon Milligan, Kathleen Mills, Katie Ukrop, and Team Rainraps - Stacy Struminger & Rachel Teyssier.

W.I.S.H. Circle Blue Ridge

2019 Inaugural Class Raised $100,859!

W.I.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother: Sarah Coleman

Honorees: Jaime Clark, Katy Cookston, Kristin Elder, Robin Kahl, and Misty Reed









W.I.S.H. Circle Hampton Roads

2016 Inaugural Class Raised $57,706!

W.I.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother: Debra Flores

Honorees: Julia Anderson, Karen Downs, Ellen McBride, and Courtney Wallace

2017 Class Raised $76,215!

W.I.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother: Terri Lavenstein

Honorees: Rita Bunch, Lisa Hartman, Deborah Morewitz, Julie Trudell, and Lucy Williams

2019 Class Raised $71, 656!

W.I.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother: Melissa Alexy

Honorees: Joe and Danielle Reubel, Elizabeth Quinn, Jennifer Sictor, Channing Taylor, and Erin Ward



DID YOU KNOW?

A wish granted is vital for children diagnosed with a critical illness. It has the power to change lives.

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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