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Leadership & Advisors

The Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Board of Directors ensures that our chapter maintains its main purpose of granting one heartfelt wish to every eligible child.

The Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana Board of Directors assumes a varied set of duties and responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

  • Setting strategic governance priorities and monitoring chapter performance benchmarks
  • Local policy setting
  • Selection and evaluation of new board members and the chief executive
  • Approving and monitoring budgets
  • Fundraising support and fiscal stewardship
  • Legal oversight
  • Other duties as needed or established by the board

Board of Directors and Advisors

The Board of Directors counsels and motivates each team member so they can strive to grant the best quality wish possible.


The Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana chapter fulfills upward of 500 wishes a year. Studies show, the wish experience is a vital part of a child’s battle against critical illness and is a powerful force for creating stronger communities.

89% of parents observed an increase in wish-kids’ emotional strength and overall health status.

81% of parents observed an increased willingness by their wish-kids to comply with difficult medical treatments.

97% of parents said the wish experience strengthened their families and gave them the opportunity to be a “normal” family again.

91% of volunteers and 94% of wish parents expressed a deeper commitment to philanthropy and volunteering.

Please email Nikki at if you are interested in getting involved!

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana
12625 Southwest Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477
(281) 491-9474

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana, Louisiana Office
3340 Severn Avenue
Suite 350
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 846-9474
Toll Free (888) 677-9474