Gala of Wishes

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada

The Gala of Wishes, Make-A-Wish’s (MAW) largest fundraising event of the year, was held on Saturday, June 22nd at The Bankers Ballroom in Downtown Fresno. Between 350 guests, over $263,000 was raised granting 35 wishes. This year’s Wish Kid, Kinsley, had her wish to go to Hawaii revealed live on stage as the Fresno Fire Department handed out leis to attendees. It was an honor to have MAW Founder and First Wish Mom Linda Pauling as the evening’s special guest speaker. For more information about Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada, please visit