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Chapter History and Awards


Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee has received numerous awards in numerous categories. Standards of excellence in Fundraising Performance, Mission Performance, and the most prestigious award that a Make-A-Wish Chapter can receive.

Benchmark of Excellance in 2013.

In 2012, Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee received the most prestigious award that any Make-A-Wish Chapter can receive, the Infinite Wish Award. This award honors one wish that allowed for wide & impactful community participation that generated collaboration, created synergies, & transformed a community–for a child.

Outstanding Fundraising Achievement in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015.

Outstanding Mission Performance Award for granting the most wishes throughout a year during its beginnings in 2011-2012.

Wish Granting in 2014, 2015.



Chapter History

Make-A-Wish®East Tennessee granted its first wish in 1988 and has granted over 1,000 wishes through the services of more than 120 volunteers. Granting a child’s one true wish inspires him or her to continue living with hope, strength and joy.

Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year since they have been granting wishes since 1988.  It has been a very exciting year for Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee as they also celebrated their 1,000th wish in August.  Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee has a rich history and due to the growth that they have been experiencing over the last 3 years with wish requests they are poised to move towards the future with much anticipation and excitement to grant even more wishes for children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.

For once in a long time, Q was not thinking about his diagnosis or visiting the oncology clinic. He wasn't thinking about his treatments! His only thoughts were about having fun! Now Q knows that wishes do come TRUE! ”

— Q's mom


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Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee
6005 Century Oaks Drive, Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37416
(423) 629-9474