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Make-A-Wish Central New York is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization dedicated to granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in 1985, Make-A-Wish Central New York has granted nearly 1,900 once-in-a-lifetime wishes for children facing daunting medical conditions. The organization believes in the transformative joy a wish can bring and is determined to reach every eligible child within its 15-county footprint, which includes Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins counties.


Wishes are nice gestures, but they’re also way more than that. Wishes give children with critical illnesses a chance to dream. They provide a happy reprieve from treatment and sickness, and offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the extraordinary. Indeed, wishes are powerful medicine: They provide kids the opportunity to step outside their illness and experience transformative hope and joy.

As Make-A-Wish Central New York embarks on its 35th year of wish granting, it faces more wishes in its pipeline than ever before. But local wishes can only come true through the generous support of local communities. Join us and Make-A-Wish Central New York and transform lives, one wish at a time!

For more information, visit cny.wish.org.

Some examples of kids who have had their wishes granted:



Top Donors

$1,998 Raised By 43 Donors

$1,000 on behalf of TODD ROBERTSON
$100 on behalf of Mark McIntyre
$75 on behalf of Patrick Judd
$50 on behalf of Georg Muller
$50 on behalf of in memory of Norah Mastrandea
$50 on behalf of Julie Hayes
$50 on behalf of Linda/Charlie Gilliland
$50 from Anonymous
$45 on behalf of Dylan Vineyard
$30 on behalf of Emma Grigg
$30 on behalf of Whitney MacLaughlin
$26 on behalf of Alan Fink
$26 from Anonymous
$26 on behalf of Daniel Domachowske
$26 on behalf of Kelly Patterson
$26 from Anonymous
$26 on behalf of Penny Noll
$26 from Anonymous
$26 on behalf of William Staley
$25 on behalf of Julie Smithers
$25 on behalf of Kristin Brady
$20 on behalf of dave takach
$20 on behalf of Elizabeth Myers
$20 from Anonymous
$10 on behalf of Ashley Meade
$10 from Anonymous
$10 from Anonymous
$10 from Anonymous
$10 on behalf of Leonard Leonidas
$10 from Anonymous
$10 on behalf of Meghan Murray
$10 on behalf of Peter Korolov
$10 on behalf of Stephen Andrus
$10 from Anonymous
$10 on behalf of Tim Schneider
$5 on behalf of Bonita York
$5 from Anonymous
$5 on behalf of Elizabeth Vulcano
$5 on behalf of Judith Reilly
$5 from Anonymous
$5 on behalf of Kiara Tighe
$5 on behalf of Laura Fontana
$5 from Anonymous


Christopher Hully
$500 Goal
Dylan Vineyard
$45 Raised
Ellee Diamond
$250 Goal
Erica Juno
$186 Raised
Holly Coolican
$0 Goal
Kristiana Giang
$250 Goal
Patrick Judd
$75 Raised
Ryan Judd
$250 Goal
$1,000 Raised

Team Fundraisers

Raymour & Flanigan Team for Make A Wish
$687 Raised
National Sponsors

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