Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada, the nonprofit organization that grants magical wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses to empower them with hope and joy, celebrates the official dedication and opening of its own magical wish: nearly 7,000 square feet of office space generously donated to the nonprofit by Allegiant.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman; Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers; Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown; Allegiant executives, including Allegiant Chairman and CEO Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr.; company executives and staff; wish kids and families; members of the Make-A-Wish staff and board of directors will gather for a brief ceremony that marks the official opening of The Wishing Place.
Beginning January 1, 2017, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada began occupying the space at a cost of $1/yearThe Wishing Place will not only be headquarters to all of the work of the non-profit organization, but it will also be a spot where Wish Kids and their families alike can visit for hope, warmth, and inspiration during illness and recovery.
Other donors and partners who contributed to the redesign of The Wishing Place include the architectural firm of Pugsley. Simpson.Coulter; Henderson Engineering, Jessica Kalb and Shannon Fore who donated design services; Martin Harris Construction, One Stop Flooring and Artistic Iron.
“Thanks to the generosity of Allegiant and many others, we have effectively eliminated a significant line item in our budget,” said Carolie Ciocca, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. “This is a huge cost savings that creates more available funding to focus on what we do – granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. We are humbled and grateful to Allegiant, and one of the best parts about being on their campus is the capability to cultivate an even stronger relationship with Allegiant employees as ambassadors and volunteers of our mission to grant wishes.”
“All of us at Allegiant are thrilled to be able to provide a wonderful new home for Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, and to welcome the many volunteers and staff members who make wishes reality to our campus,” said Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., chairman and CEO, Allegiant. “Our partnership with Make-A-Wish, supporting the incredible work they do, brings a great sense of pride to our team – throughout the Allegiant network, and especially here in the hometown we share.”