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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 well 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 has been granting wishes for over 30 years now since our inception in 1988.  Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee has granted well over 1,000 wishes since our beginning and with our rich history, continued growth we are excited to look towards another exciting year of granting 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
6700 Baum Drive
Suite 7
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 909-9474
Chattanooga (423) 629-9474