Make-A-Wish Foundation Grants Gregory’s Wish

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Make-A-Wish Foundation

With nearly 30 years of investment banking experience, Michael Quiel leads Legend Advisory Corporation as president. Outside of this role, Michael Quiel supports several nonprofit organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which recently granted the wish of a child named Gregory.

A 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor, Gregory has almost completely lost his eyesight and has difficulty walking. One of his dreams has always been to ride a tractor similar to his toy tractors, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation decided to make this wish a reality.

On March 22, 2017, Gregory and his family arrived at Toys “R” Us to meet two of the Make-A-Wish Foundation volunteers. Gregory and his family then traveled with the volunteers to The Original Manassero Farms, a large farm and farmers’ market in Irvine, California.

Dressed in denim overalls, Gregory was greeted at the farm by the owners, Dan and Anne Manassero, with a variety of treats, including hot dogs, cookies, chips, and strawberry smoothies. The Manasseros then took Gregory on a tractor ride, helping him steer as they drove around the farm.

Before Gregory left, the Manasseros presented him with an electric tractor he can ride at home. To learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the children it has served, visit


Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefits From Generosity of Others


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Make-A-Wish Foundation

The managing principal and director of Legend Advisory Corporation, Michael Quiel has worked closely with a number of charities over the years. One charity that Michael Quiel is committed to supporting is the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening conditions, including childhood cancers. According to the Make-A-Wish of America’s website, one wish is granted by the foundation every 35 minutes.

The Foundation works to grant every child’s wish through their vast network of volunteers, donors, and supporters. Wishes children have asked for and the foundation has granted include Walt Disney World vacations, being police officer for a day, and meetings with famous athletes, to name a few.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation works to grant a wish to any child aged two-and-a-half to eighteen with a life-threatening medical condition. Once a medical professional or parent makes a wish request, the Make-A-Wish Foundation works with the child to make this one wish come true, with the hope of creating an unforgettable experience for both the child and his or her family.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Arizona Chapter Hosts Wish Ball

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Make-A-Wish Foundation Arizona

As managing principal and director of Legend Advisory Corporation in Fountain Hills, Arizona, Michael Quiel assists with corporate formation and deals with more than $200 million in equity. When not in the office, Michael Quiel supports several local nonprofit organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Arizona chapter.

The founding chapter of the entire organization, the Make-A-Wish Arizona grants wishes for children who have life-threatening medical conditions. Established in 1980, the Arizona chapter has evolved to include volunteers, donors, and families who have helped grant almost 5,000 wishes since its inception. In 2014 alone, the chapter granted 330 wishes.

One of the fundraising events for the Arizona chapter is its Wish Ball. The 2016 event, scheduled for April 2 at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, celebrates 36 years of granting wishes. The Wishes Are Forever ball includes a silent and live auction as well as a chance to hear first-hand how the wishes affect children and their families. The charity aims to make 365 wishes come true each year, and Make-A-Wish Arizona uses money from the ball to support this goal.

Internship Opportunities with the Make-A-Wish Foundation

As owner and president of the Legend Advisory Corporation in Fountain Hills, Arizona, Michael Quiel has managed his own investments and assisted with over $200 million in equity and debt financing. Apart from his professional duties, Michael Quiel supports organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation relies on the support of tens of thousands of volunteers and donors nationwide to facilitate its vision of making wishes come true for children who have life-threatening medical conditions. In addition to numerous volunteer opportunities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation offers internship positions for individuals who want to gain professional experience in the nonprofit sector while contributing to an inspiring mission. Internship opportunities vary by semester, but include positions in the areas of human resources, development, corporate alliances, and finance and operation.

Open to undergraduate or graduate students, semester-long Internships are compensated hourly. To view current internship opportunities or to apply online, visit