On March 21, 2018 Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia will hold its 4th Annual W.I.S.H. Circle Luncheon to honor 11 outstanding women in the Richmond community and share in stories of hope, strength, and joy.
The W.I.S.H. (Women Inspiring Strength and Hope) Circle empowers women, recognized for their significant professional and civic achievements, to fund the wishes of local children facing life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish is pleased to honor this wonderful group of ladies: Paige Clay, Kate Crone, Nikki Miller Ferguson, Emily Fishburne, Robin Heath-Kahn, Mary Leipertz, Tracy McGuire, Courtney Orensky, Holly Shaheen, India Sisler, and Courtney Worrell.
As part of the recognition, each honoree pledges to raise the funds to grant one child’s wish in our community, a minimum of $9,000, during a two month fundraising campaign, helping the child at a time when its needed most!
2017 Fairy Godmother Erika Davis with friends
The woman that raises the most will be The W.I.S.H. Circle Fairy Godmother of the Year. Erika Davis, SVP, Chief Administrative Officer at Owens & Minor, is the reigning W.I.S.H. Circle Richmond Fairy Godmother! She raised more than $55,000 during the 2017 campaign!
Inspired by those who have raised the most support through W.I.S.H. Circle events, the Fairy Godmother Society was created in August of 2017. Membership is pledge based and requires a five-year commitment. All contributions are used to support W.I.S.H. Circle events by providing matching gifts to incentivize honoree fundraising and help grow the size, scope, and impact of the luncheons.
FAIRY GODMOTHER SOCIETY SUSTAINING MEMBERS
GOLD STAR MEMBERS ($100,000+ PLEDGE**)
SILVER STAR MEMBERS ($50,000 PLEDGE**)
Cathy & Lee Keiger
BLUE STAR MEMBERS ($25,000 PLEDGE**)
Beth Pretty – Pretty Real Estate Group, LLC
Meredith Sanderlin Thrower
** - pledges are fulfilled over 5 years