Donation to Grant Life-Changing Wishes to Children withCritical Illnesses
LOS ANGELES / ACCESSWIRE / September 12, 2018 / Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles has received an undisclosed donation from noted private equity executive and entrepreneur Phillip Sarofim for the purpose of granting more wishes to children with critical illnesses.
(Left to Right) Mike Kallhoff, President & CEO, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles; Phillip Sarofim, Founder and CEO, PS Ventures; Frances Mojica, Vice President, Development, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
Sarofim is founder and Chief Executive Officer of PS Ventures (www.psventures.com), a privately-held investment firm with an ownership portfolio that encompasses a variety of companies involved in technology, entertainment and consumer products.
A stage 2 Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor, Sarofim is committed to supporting cancer research through a number of distinguished medical facilities, as well as organizations dedicated toward funding operations for those in need, including Operation Smile.
"Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles boasts an incredible staff that performs heroic work on behalf of children with critical illnesses and their loving families. I - along with grateful individuals throughout our country and around the world - have watched as Make-A-Wish has changed the lives of everyone this extraordinary organization touches. As a cancer survivor, I believe that Make-A-Wish's stellar achievements are to be celebrated and supported," said Sarofim.
"Phillip Sarofim's generous donation will allow Make-A-Wish to grant the wishes of even more children with critical illnesses throughout Los Angeles County," said Mike Kallhoff,President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. "As a result of Phillip’s passionate support of children with cancer and other critical illnesses, we will be able to achieve our mission of reaching children who need it most with transformational wish experiences."
As a non-profit receiving no government funding, Make-A-Wish relies on supporters like Phillip Sarofim, combined with the efforts of other corporate and individual donors, to make wish granting possible. To learn more and find out how you can get involved, visit la.wish.org.
About Make-A-WishGreater Los Angeles
Founded in 1983,Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles creates life-changing wishes for children withcritical illnesses. The LA chapter has granted nearly 10,000 wishesto children in Los Angeles County. The chapter grants over 300 wishes eachyear, and facilitates nearly as many wishes for children from all over theworld whose wish is to come to Los Angeles. For more information,visit www.la.wish.org.
Make-A-Wish Greater LosAngeles is an independent 501(c)(3) that is part of Make-A-Wish America, anational organization that oversees 62 chapters across the country. Make-A-WishAmerica is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children inevery community in the United States and its territories.
About PS Ventures:
PS Ventures is a privately-held investment firm with an ownership portfolio that encompasses a variety of companies involved in technology, IT management, food manufacturing, lifestyle consumer products, film & television production and child development products. Visit PS Ventures online at www.psventures.com.
(For Philip Sarofim/PS Ventures)
SSA Public Relations
(For Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles)
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
Director, Communications & Partnerships
SOURCE: Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles