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Our Chapter

On April 1, 1983 the Los Angeles chapter received its charter and granted its first wish that month to 11-year-old Gary from Ventura. The simple “I Wish to Have…a VCR” was accompanied by a year of free video rentals.

Thirty years later on the same day, 11-year-old i’Joni Johnson, who was diagnosed with an optic glioma, was granted the chapter’s 8,056th wish. The exciting "I Wish to Go to WrestleMania" wish was revealed to him with a surprise knock on the door by a team of volunteers. Later that week, he and his family left Pacoima and boarded a plane to New Jersey for the spectacular showdown of WWE Superstars on April 7th at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.


Managing Our Funds

We take seriously our responsibility to steward supporter contributions wisely. Learn how we make the most of every dollar.

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Board of Directors

The Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles Board of Directors guides our course and helps secure the many resources we need to grant hundreds of wishes every year. These dedicated professionals represent a wide range of local businesses and industries - from entertainment and sports to real estate, finance and health care. Their skills and expertise help protect our assets, ensure accountability, and maintain legal integrity.

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Young Professional Advisory Council

The Young Professional Council (YPC) is a significant resource to Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles Area, its Board of Directors and the children they serve. YPC works as an extension to the Board of Directors by acting as ambassadors for Make-A-Wish through fundraising, promotion, networking, volunteering and general advocacy of our mission.

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Our People

Our staff is dedicated to granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses.


Chapter History

Our chapter's history began in April of 1983.

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Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles
11390 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 788-9474
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