Welcome back Wishmakers! Hopefully, everyone had a great winter break! No matter what holidays we may celebrate, the season of giving is truly amazing!
We ended last year with an amazing turn out at our Flipping-For-Wishes event, held at HuHot Mongolian Grill. We raised over $2,000 dollars for our wish fund and we served 215 people in just a few hours! Great work team, all of the hard work really paid off!
At the end of last semester we also said good-bye to our Executive Director (Ryan Steffan) and our Associate Director (Sawyer Killen). You two did so many great things for this organization, and we are so grateful for your time and dedication. You are an inspiration to the rest of us, and we know you’re going to be awesome at your internships this spring! We’re sorry you had to go, but best of luck from the Northern Iowa Wishmakers!
Because Ryan and Sawyer had to leave us this semester we now have two Co-Executive Directors (Connor Kem & Chloe Basa). Connor and Chloe are Juniors this year and have served on the executive board as the Director of Marketing and Director of Recruitment, respectively. They are very excited to help the organization continue to grow and aid the Make-A-Wish foundation in granting the wishes of children everywhere.
More EXCITING news! We have two new additions to our executive board this semester. Bryce McCormick will be filling the position of our Director of Marketing and Olivia Galkowski will be stepping up as our new Director of Recruitment. Bryce is a sophomore at UNI majoring in Communicative Disorders and if he could have one wish it would be to go to Ireland with his grandfather. Olivia is a freshman at UNI and she is an undecided major. Her wish would be to work at Disneyworld “because she would love to see all the happy people everyday!” We’re very happy to welcome our two newest Exec’s and we’re looking forward to all that you have to contribute to our organization. Thanks guys!
Let’s not forget that the most important members of the organization are our all-committee members. The amazing students here at UNI that take time out of their week to help out with this wonderful organization make everything possible! It’s because of them that the organization continues to meet and exceed the goals that have been set. Without them, none of our success would be possible!
We’re looking forward to a great new year with some great new players! We have our biggest event of the year coming up in March (Swishes-For-Wishes) and we want to make it better than ever! We’ll also have some smaller on campus events throughout the year. So, get excited guys! This is our year!
#NIWishmakers #DreamComeTrue #NewYear!