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Planned Giving

Help Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana create lasting memories for the local children and families we serve by planning a deferred gift today.

Wishes are empowering — even transformative. They spark imagination and can provide kids the added strength they need to fight a critical illness. These life-changing experiences touch hearts and inspire action to those who grant them.
There's nothing more powerful than leaving a lasting gift of hope. A planned gift, left through a bequest, retirement plan, life insurance policy or other means, ensures your legacy lives on through wishes — enhancing the lives of children with critical illnesses.

If you have already named Make-A-Wish as a beneficiary of your will, life insurance, IRA or other estate plan options, please let us know. We would like to recognize you as a member of the Legacy of WishesSM Society and give you special benefits that come with membership.


We are pleased to share the Gift Illustrator tool with you. You can use this tool to help determine which type of planned gift will best meet your financial needs, while making a significant gift to support our future wish kids. (Please contact your tax advisor to discuss your specific circumstances.)


A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Make-A-Wish and other charities.

You open a donor advised fund with a written agreement at a community foundation or sponsoring organization. You can make contributions to your fund at any time. These contributions are invested by the sponsoring organization, like Make-A-Wish. You make the recommendations that various amounts be distributed to charitable organizations of your choice, such as Make-A-Wish.


Legacy of WishesSM

We are happy to talk with you about the many options available for you to balance your personal financial goals with your desire to help our wish kids. And, in doing so, we will welcome you to our Legacy of Wishes society! Learn more.



Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Remainder Trust

Life Insurance

Legacy of Wishes


Please visit our e-brochure page to choose from our many downloadable resources.

Bequests are one of the simplest and most popular ways to make future wishes come true, while also providing a benefit for you.

Preferred Bequest Language:
I give the sum of $___ or ___% to the   Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, 2545 Farmers Drive Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43235 (tax id: 34-1471131)   to be used or disposed of as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

Planned Giving Contact

Keri Haibach
Senior Regional Director of Development
2545 Farmers Drive Suite 300
Columbus, OH  43235

Phone : (216) 367-5654 x4325
Fax : (614) 923-0560
Email :

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 923-0555
Toll Free (877) 206-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northeast Ohio Region
6060 Rockside Woods Blvd
Suite 315
Independence, OH 44131
(216) 241-3670
Toll Free (888) 272-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Central Ohio Region
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 923-0555
Toll Free (877) 206-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Southern Ohio Region
4500 Cooper Rd
Suite 304
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 745-9474
Toll Free (888) 441-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Kentucky & Southern Indiana Region
1230 Liberty Bank Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 327-0705
Toll Free Kentucky Only (866) 487-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Indiana Region
6201 Corporate Drive
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 636-6060
Toll Free Wish Families Only (877) 872-2756
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northwest Ohio Region
215 North Saint Clair Street
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 244-9474
Toll Free (800) 666-8539