BIG Wish® Gala

Join us for a spectacular night of celebrating our mission and making wishes come true.

The BIG Wish® Gala provides guests the opportunity to experience our mission firsthand. Join us to hear the stories of inspiration from children who received a wish of a lifetime as well as a fabulous sit down dinner, live and silent auction, and a few surprises. 

Galas are held annually in Louisville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo.
For more information on sponsorship, how you can become a sponsor, or to purchase individual tickets, call 1-877-206-9474.

Thank you to our gala partners: Qtego (silent auction), Freije & Freije Auctioneers (live auction) and Pagetech (A/V in-kind).


August 1, 2014 - Louisville Marriott Downtown
- 280 W Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202

*Purchase your tickets online*

About the Evening

  • 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction
  • 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program
  • 9:30 p.m. Event Concludes
  • 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Live Music and Dancing

*The live auction will feature a Mockingjay premiere package, which includes 4 tickets to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Movie premiere in either New York City or Los Angeles in the Fall of 2014 and 4 tickets to a VIP after party. Round trip airfare is included (kindly donated by Jennifer Lawrence’s family).

Meet the Honorary Wish Family

Honorary wish kid Kinsey and her family will be on hand to share her wish experience with guests. Kinsey was diagnosed with multiple life-threatening medical conditions and had her wish granted in 2002 to go to Walt Disney World® Resort. Now, more than 10 years after her wish, Kinsey and her family share how her wish continues to impact them.

Our Sponsors

UAW Local 862 and Ford Motor Company, Kentucky Trusted Choice Insurance Agents, Brown-Forman, Wal-Mart, Norton Healthcare, Hilliard Lyons, Toshiba Business Solutions, Will Realty, Humana, The Peterhansen Family, The Mitchell Family, The Multerer Family, The Ramsey Family, The Hatfield-Kennedy Family.

BIG Wish Gala

To purchase tickets or for more information, please call: 1-877-206-9474.

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northeast Ohio Region
6060 Rockside Woods Blvd
Suite 315
Independence, OH 44131
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Central Ohio Region
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Southern Ohio Region
10260 Alliance Road
Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Kentucky & Southern Indiana Region
1230 Liberty Bank Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Indiana Region
7330 Woodland Drive
Suite 201
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northwest Ohio Region
1745 Indian Wood Circle
Suite 130
Maumee, OH 43537