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Board of Directors

The Make-A-Wish® Mississippi's Board of Directors helps chart the Foundation’s course. They contribute a vast array of experience and skills that helps maintain our status as the nation’s largest wish-granting organization.

As a whole, the board determines the Foundation’s mission and vision. It selects, evaluates and supports the president and chief executive officer. The board also protects the Foundation’s assets, enhances its public standing, ensures accountability, maintains legal integrity and assesses its own performance.

Chesley James, Chairman

Jarrod Gray, Past-Chairman

Chris Espy, Chair-Elect

Matt Grenfell, Secretary

Patrick Gough, Treasurer

Joel Bobo, Director

Dianna Ainsworth, Director

Dan Modisett, Director

Stan Neese, Director

Jeremy Nelson, Director

Craig Busbea, Director

Greg Hinton, Director

Marc Ransier, Director

Benje Bailey, Director

Sherry Stegall, Director

Jerry Sullivan, Director

Michael Griffin, Director

Paxton Farese, Director

Candie Simmons, Director

Staci Tyler, Director

Stephen Kennedy, Director

Sherry Stegall and Brent Wilson

Sherry Stegall and Brent Wilson

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How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next to help create the amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families. A wish experience is frequently a source of inspiration for children undergoing difficult medical treatments and a positive force that helps them overcome their obstacles. A wish experience is often more than a dream come true: It’s the catalyst that rekindles their belief in themselves and the promise of their future.

See the steps it takes to grant a wish!

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Employment and Internships

Interested in working to make wishes come true? View our listing for open full-time, part-time, and internship positions.

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Make-A-Wish® Mississippi
576 Highland Colony Parkway
Suite 120
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 366-9474
Toll Free (800) 819-4072
Make-A-Wish® Mississippi, Southern Region - Gulfport
P. O. Box 7488
Gulfport, MS 39506
(228) 575-8691
Emergency Cellular (601) 214-3472