Davie, FL – Bob Press, founder of the TCA Global Credit Master Fund, has been selected to chair the Investment/Finance committee of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida’s Board of Directors during its 2013-14 fiscal year. In this role, he will oversee the management of the nonprofit’s investment portfolio.
This is the fourth year Press has served on the Make-A-Wish board and his third as a member of its executive committee. He and TCA have been supporters of the organization’s mission for more than 13 years. During that time, Press, through personal, corporate, and event-related philanthropy, has been responsible for underwriting the cost of wishes for nearly 150 local children who have life-threatening medical conditions.
“The impact Bob Press has had for and on us can’t be overstated,” said Norman Wedderburn, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida president/CEO. "He has been a difference-maker in the governance of our organization and someone who has made dreams come true for many sick kids in South Florida without a lot of fanfare. But, make no mistake, we’re a much lesser organization without him.”
Celebrating its 30th year of wish-granting, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida has delivered more than 9,000 wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Wish kids most often ‘wish to be’ (something), ‘wish to meet’ (someone), ‘wish to go’ (somewhere), or ‘wish to have’ (something) and the nonprofit organization makes this happen for the child and his/her entire family at no cost to them.
The Southern Florida chapter, which includes 13 Florida counties and the U.S. Virgin Islands, grants a wish every 16 hours, at an average cost of $5,000. It completes its mission without federal or state funding, raising money through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants, and individual contributions.
For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or refer a child, call (888) 773-WISH or connect at www.sfla.wish.org and on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
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