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It’s all for the Wish Kids!

WishKC supports the mission of Make-A-Wish® Missouri to grant life-changing wishes to local children battling critical illnesses. WishKC supports this mission by fundraising, hosting events and engaging the young professionals of Kansas City to become the next generation of community leaders. In addition to supporting Make-A-Wish® Missouri’s mission, WishKC provides professional development, leadership and networking to young professionals throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area.

Make-A-Wish®

Our commitment to supporting Make-A-Wish® Missouri

Fundraising

Granting life changing wishes for kids are not free. This group is dedicated to helping raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Missouri.

Granting Wishes

Along with raising monkey for wishes we are committed to finding and aiding wish granters. It takes people to go out, find the most…

Networking

Many people do not know much about Make-A-Wish® or how to get involved. Well we help reach out to the community through young professionals…

Interested in networking with a purpose?

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Young Professonals of Kansas City

What We Offer For You

Networking

At all of our events year round we offer opportunists for young professionals to meet other professionals.

Personal Growth

Being a 100% volunteer organization there are tons of opportunities to boost your resume, learn a new skill, contribute to an outstanding cause and learn from other professionals.

Giving back to the community

WishKC provides an opportunity to give back to the community by proudly supporting the mission of Make-A-Wish® Missouri and encouraging all our members and volunteers how to become Wish Granters.…

Wish Granting Support

Being a Wish Granter is not always easy. Many of us with WishKC can tell you all about this outstanding experience. Hit us up for more information!

It's All For The Kids!

We can not stress enough that our number one goal is to help grant wishes for kids. We network, raise funds, and volunteer towards making their wishes come true.

Leadership Team

Why are we involved? 😀

Taylor Simpson

Taylor is the acting fearless president for WishKC. "About four years ago, the company I was employed with at the time supported Make a Wish and invited a Wish Kid and her family to come speak to us about their experience. The excitement in her voice and the hope given to her family was incredible. I immediately wanted to get involved. I joined the Make a Wish Young Professionals (now WishKC) as a way to meet like-minded individuals. I began volunteering and eventually became a Wish Granter. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made."

Court Kennedy

Court is in charge of recruitment for WishKC! "I committed to supporting Make-a-Wish after becoming a Wish Granter and seeing my first Wish Kid have her wish granted. It is an extremely fulfilling experience and provides valuable perspective, especially to professionals who can easily get caught up in the day-the-day and forget about what is really important in life. WishKC provides me with the perfect platform to share the power of the wish experience with other younger professionals, engage them to become leaders in the community and financially support a cause that has become close my heart."

Jacob Harper

Jacob is a ball of energy that is in charge of finance for WishKC. "I got involved in WishKC through Taylor Simpson when we worked together. I wanted to get more involved in my community and make a difference. From the beginning Wish KC seemed like a perfect fit because I got to see firsthand how what we did impacted the lives of kids around us. All the hard work we put in makes it worthwhile when you get to see a kid granted their wish, it makes me tear up every time."

Scotland Preston

Scotland is the amazing women who is in charge of social media for WishKC. "I got involved with Wish KC as I was looking to give my time to a volunteer organization in the Kansas City area. I briefly knew about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but since getting involved with WishKC, I've learned so much more and couldn't think of a better organization to be a part of. Between the experience of meeting my first Wish Kid and spending time with the young professionals in WishKC, it's been one of the best decisions I've made since moving to KC!"

Miguel Fernandez

Miguel is a super nerd that is in charge of communications for WishKC. "I personally faced some life changing illness as a child and while I was in the hospital I both saw and felt how changing small acts of kindness where. When I learned more about Make-A-Wish® along with how WishKC works to educate more people on what they could do I jumped to become involved! I loved the fact it was young professionals engaging other young professionals to help make wishes come true. Acts of kindness to anyone can drastically change their day, week, and life so if you see something so something!"

Hannah Thomas

Hanna is a energetic lady in charge of event planning for WishKC. "Children and philanthropy have always been huge passions of mine. While in college, I worked at the Ronald McDonald House and was able to interact with several families whose children were being treated in area hospitals, and it was eye-opening to say the least. When I moved to Kansas City, I knew that I wanted to continue giving back and making a difference in the lives of sick children and I came across WishKC. Make-A-Wish has always been a dream charity to work for, so I’m very excited about the opportunity to get involved and take on a leadership role"

Contact Us

Get in touch

We want to hear from you! Our recruitment committee will follow up with you but you need to make the first move!

WishKC

Kansas City, Mo

United States

makeawishkc@gmail.com

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