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Chapter History and Awards

History and Awards

April 1980:
First wish was granted in Phoenix, AZ, that inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish®. Chris wanted to be a policeman for the day.

April 1984:
A Regional Office opened in April 1984.  It oversees wish fulfillment and fund raising activities in five counties.

October 1985:
Make-A-Wish grants its 100th wish. Richard, a four-year-old wanted to visit Walt Disney World®.

May 1988:
Kids for Wish Kids®, a fundraising program for school age children, began with events at Crafton Elementary School. Students and parents raised $2,000. Today, more than 300 schools participate in Kids for Wish Kids and Wishmakers on Campus® programs each year.

June 1989:
The 500th wish is granted. Megan is a 10-year-old who met President George H. W. Bush.

March 1990:
Make-A-Wish opens another Regional Office to oversee wish fulfillment and fundraising activities in seven counties.

December 1991:
A new Make-A-Wish office oversees wish fulfillment and fundraising activities in twenty-one counties.

January 1992:
The 1,000th wish is fulfilled. Teddy, a barrel racing enthusiast asks for board and equipment for his horse.

September 1992:
A new Make-A-Wish office opens to oversee wish fulfillment and fundraising activities in eight counties.

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2000:
Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee chapter was founded

2007:
Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants 500th wish

2008:
Chapter Excellence Award

2009:
Outstanding Fundraising Performance Award

2010:
Outstanding Performance Achievement Award

2011:
Outstanding Fundraising Performance Award

2012:
Outstanding Mission Performance Award  
Outstanding Fundraising Performance Award

2013:
Outstanding Mission Performance Award
Outstanding Fundraising Performance Award

2015:
Infinite Wish Award
Outstanding Mission Performance Award 
Outstanding Fundraising Performance Award


 


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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
8119 Isabella Lane
Suite 105 A
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 221-2200
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