Who can run an event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah?
Anyone! Any individual or group (employees of a corporation, school/university organization, religious group, etc.) can host an event as long as it is approved by the Director of Marketing and Development.
How do I get approval to host an event?
Once you have decided on what type of event you’d like to host and when you’d like to host it, the first step towards getting approval from the Make-A-Wish Foundation is to complete, sign and return the External Events Licensing Agreement. We ask that you allow one week for the office to approve your event.
What kinds of events do people hold?
Individuals and groups hold all sorts of events from golf outings to bowl-a-thons, wine tastings, sports tournaments, ATV rides and more!
Is there a minimum donation required to host a fundraiser?
There is no minimum amount required to host a fundraiser, but the amount of logistical support you can expect to receive from Make-A-Wish as well as the use of our trademarks and logo in your publicity and advertising materials will depend on the proceeds you anticipate making to the Foundation.
I want to publicize this event through media outlets in my community. Is that okay?
All publicity materials (posters, invitations, e-mail announcements, press releases, etc.) need to be approved by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah prior to print and distribution. This is so we can make sure that the terminology used to describe the mission of the Foundation and those we serve is correct.
Can I solicit organizations, companies, stores, etc. outside of Utah for donations, auction items or sponsorships for my event?
We ask that you refrain from soliciting organizations/companies/stores whose corporate offices are headquartered outside of the state of Utah. This is due to the fact that there are 65 chapters of the Foundation throughout the United States and we do not want to impede on the territories of other chapters, thus distracting them from their fundraising abilities.
Can the Make-A-Wish Foundation help me get a celebrity to attend my event?
As wonderful as it would be to have a celebrity attend all of the events that take place to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah, we reserve the contacting of celebrities for wish-granting purposes in the hopes that they will donate their valuable time to make our children’s wishes come true.
Where does the money raised at my event go?
The proceeds from your event go directly towards our mission of granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in the state of Utah. If your event raises more than $5,000 you will “adopt” a specific child’s fondest wish! To learn more about our Adopt-A-Wish® program, please contact us.