The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Mississippi is part of the nation’s largest and most well-established wish-granting organization, with chapters and volunteers throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Our staff is dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. We are committed to maintaining the foundation’s grassroots fulfillment of its mission.
The work of the foundation is accomplished by a volunteer governing board of directors, a paid staff of dedicated employees, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the state of Mississippi.
Kit Davis Barksdale - President /CEO
Shellie M. Moses - Development Manager, South Mississippi Regional Office
Jane Walsh - Development Manager
Judy Phillips - Director of Operations & Program Services (Wish Manager)
Shaye Smith - Wish Coordinator
Catherine Simmons- Communications and Development Coordinator
Betty Clements - Volunteer Coordinator
Marlene Crews - Intake Coordinator
The amazing folks at Cruisin' the Coast raised $22,500 this year through a raffle for a 1970 Chevelle SS 396...that's enough to grant 3 wishes! The next raffle will be in 2011 for a 1962 Chevrolet Impala.