Volunteer Training for Make-A-Wish Foundation, Becoming a Wish Granter

An investment executive based in Fountain Hills, Arizona, Michael Quiel contributes to a number of charitable causes. Among his other philanthropic interests, Michael Quiel supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

On November 7, 2015, Make-A-Wish Arizona invites the community to join its Scottsdale Volunteer Orientation and Wish Granter Training. Located at the Parsons Wish House, the event kicks off at 8 a.m. for an hour-long volunteer orientation covering administrative and community event opportunities. Immediately after, training for wish granters begins and continues through 1:30 p.m. During this time, granters meet with families and their children to discuss wishes.

To become a wish granter, volunteers must complete an online application. All wish granters are required to be at least 21 years old and pass a background check. Background checks must be ordered and sent to Make-A-Wish Arizona by the prospective volunteer. This manual process reduces administrative fees incurred by the organization, allowing more children to receive their wishes. Make-A-Wish Arizona has expressed a critical need for wish granters who are bilingual.

Blog Shares Wish Stories from Make-A-Wish Foundation

A financial professional with over 20 years of experience in the brokerage industry, Michael Quiel currently serves as the president of Legend Advisory Corporation. Committed to philanthropic efforts, Michael Quiel supports non-profit organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation dedicates its efforts to making the wishes of children with cancer come true. Having discovered the health-related impact of a child’s wish, which often serves as a turning point in a child’s recovery, the foundation grants a child’s wish approximately every 38 minutes. Through its blog, known as Wish Nation, the organization shares stories from children whose lives it has changed for the better.

A recent story on Wish Nation comes from Hannah, a former patient who has gone almost six years without cancer treatments and spoken at Make-A-Wish events. She was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was 4 years old. The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted her wish to meet Miranda Cosgrove on the set of the popular show iCarly, and Hannah decided she wanted to become an actress. Less than two years later, she obtained her first role as an actress and has gone on to play a variety of parts.

To read Hannah’s entire story, or to learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Wish Nation blog, visit wish.org.