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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

We would like to recognize volunteers that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make the wish experience memorable for our Wish Families. Each month we will be thanking one of our dedicated volunteers with a short write-up.

All of our volunteers are simply amazing, and we thank you deeply for your involvement with Make-A-Wish. To nominate a fellow volunteer, please email Community Engagement Specialist Annalise Sansouci at and tell us why they deserve a shout out. Thanks again for all that you do.


Wells Fargo Piedmont Atlantic Region

Leigha Smith, the Regional Bank President for the Wells Fargo Piedmont Atlantic Region, sits on the board of Make-A-Wish and decided that she could even better serve this community with the help of her colleagues. She enlisted the support of her leadership team at Wells Fargo, and encouraged local participation in anything Make-A-Wish related. This group of volunteers has been active ever since, and they brighten up every event they have attended!

So far, their favorite event they have been able to experience was Picnic in the Plaza in the Triad region. They very much enjoyed the opportunity to serve alongside other volunteers, and they had fun while they were fundraising too! For many of their volunteers, their most rewarding experience was helping Leigha with a wish for a child who was flying for the first time. They heard that he was nervous to fly, so they enlisted help from all over the branches to send the wish child handwritten notes of support and encouragement, to make him feel comfortable and well loved! The Wells Fargo group always puts 110% into everything they’re involved in and making wishes come true is no exception!

Having volunteered for many events, wishes and initiatives, the group agrees that their volunteer activity has allowed them to see firsthand the work that Make-A-Wish does on a daily basis, and it challenges them to further engage with the community and truly make a difference. When asked if they could share one thing about Make-A-Wish with others, they immediately said. “Get involved in some way to help make a child’s wish become a reality!”

Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
1131 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474