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Aug 14, 2014

Patti is passionate about fundraisers and events

As my 29th year at Make-A-Wish Colorado comes to an end and my 30th anniversary nears, I’ve spent some time reminiscing. I started with Make-A-Wish way back in April of 1986 and have never had a reason to leave. I love my job!
Patti I saw an advertisement on television about the organization and thought it was a wonderful concept of which I wanted to be apart of. I began as a volunteer and shortly joined the staff, which consisted of Joan- the President, CEO, and Founder. Boy do we have stories!

I spent several years in wish granting and eventually moved into events and development. Every day is different. I’ve gone from attending a black-tie gala one night to riding on the back of a hog for a Poker Run the next day. But one thing always stays consistent- the strong support of our community reaching out in so many ways to help grant a child’s wish. I’ve seen miracles happen because of a wish. A child’s wish really DOES enrich the human spirit with hope, strength, and joy. As a wish father once told me, “It gets the whole family out of the hospital.”

Tomorrow our strong community will “come together” again for our annual Wine & Wishes: A Tribute to The Beatles event. Dressing in our favorite Beatles era attire, I am excited to see our top supporters having fun and singing and dancing to some of our favorite Beatles music. Every year, these events enrich my experience at Make-A-Wish, but more importantly they help raise funds so we can continue to help make wishes come true. It is always a fun and special time for our employees, supporters, and many community members and I look forward to seeing everyone there!

I am so very blessed to be a part of the history of this amazing organization and I hope I am here another 30 years. Wait…that would make me…


Wine & Wishes: A Tribute to The Beatles is tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at The Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Check out the Make-A-Wish Colorado Facebook and Twitter pages for live coverage during tomorrow’s exciting event!

Can't make the event, but still want to participate in this year's silent auction? No problem! Check out items in the silent auction online bidding and bid from home. 



“Our daughter got to shine and be the center of positive, healthy attention for a whole week.”

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Our wish kids, families, volunteers and supporters have either witnessed or experienced first-hand the impact a wish can have on a child with a life-threatening medical condition, and have different experiences and memories associated with our organization. Read about the Make-A-Wish Colorado family here at the Wishful Thinking Blog!

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