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About Us

Make-A-Wish® Western New York granted 174 wishes in fiscal year 2016 to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

Chris Greicius

The Make-A-Wish® Story

Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. Find out how his wish to be a police officer set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Learn More About Chris Greicius
Leadership 2016

Leadership and Advisors

We are grateful to the extraordinary individuals who comprise our volunteer leadership groups.

Jonathan wished to be a firefighter

Our Chapter

Make-A-Wish®Western New York granted 174 wishes in fiscal year 2016 to local children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

Our Staff

Our People

The work of Make-A-Wish® Western New York is accomplished by a paid staff of ten employees, and over 300 dedicated volunteers.

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York
1111 Marcus Avenue
Suite LL22
Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 944-6212
Toll Free Emergency Only (877) 977-5688
Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York, Manhattan Office
200 Park Avenue
17th Floor
New York, NY 10166
(212) 957-9474

Make-A-Wish® Western New York
100 Sylvan Parkway
Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 810-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474
Make-A-Wish® Western New York, Rochester Regional Office
3025 Monroe Avenue
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474