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Help us honor these amazing 2018 Wish Ball Honorees.



Individual Honoree: Dan and Lou Ann Gaydou


Community Honoree: Grand Valley State University


Corporate Honoree: Andy J. Egan, Co.



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Individual Honoree: Ethie Haworth

Ethie Haworth was first introduced to the power of a wish as a wish grandmother. She was filled with joy while she watched her grandson experience the journey of hope and strength that a wish delivers. She has proudly supported Wish Ball for three years with her Saugatuck gem Teeny Tiny Toy Store and shares in the true magic of bringing joy to children as she generously donates toys to Michigan children. We enjoyed celebrating Ethie with you!


Community Honoree: Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Gerald R. Ford International Airport has been an invaluable partner over the years, helping to create extraordinary experiences for our wish kids and families. GFIA is always prepared to spread its wings and celebrate the departure of a wish family’s journey with incredible send-offs, special escorts and many other exceptional enhancements. We were honored to recognize this great community partner.



Corporate Honoree: Amway Corporation

Amway Corporation has been helping make wishes come true since 1998. Amway was a 2014 Leader in Joy – one of 30 community partners who were identified as game changers for our organization. They have adopted more than 20 wishes and generously host the annual wish family and volunteer holiday party in Grand Rapids. We were pleased to honor Amway at the 2017 Wish Ball – West Michigan.




Community Partner Honoree - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and Make-A-Wish Michigan have a long-standing partnership that has resulted in more than 820 wishes being granted to children treated at the hospital in the last 10 years alone. From serving as a top referral source to collaborating with Make-A-Wish staff, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is an incredible partner in providing care, love and support to our wish kids and children in the community.



Corporate Partner Honoree - Meijer
Meijer has been a friend of Make-A-Wish Michigan since 1991, providing nearly half a million dollars in support. Through statewide event sponsorships, employee participation at events and in-kind donations, they are a tremendous champion of the Make-A-Wish mission and an inspiring partner in serving families in our community.




Individual Honorees - Chip and Judy Perschbacher 
Chip and Judy Perschbacher have been generous supporters of Make-A-Wish Michigan for more than a decade. From sponsoring events and co-chairing the Walk for Wishes to volunteer leadership service and supporting the granting of wishes through the Greenridge Dream Team, they are passionate about bringing hope, strength and joy to wish kids and are wonderful advocates of our Make-A-Wish mission.



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