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November 20, 2017

Make-A-Wish Maine has a new executive director

Courtesy / Make-A-Wish Maine Kate Vickery is the new executive director of Make-A-Wish Maine.

Kate Vickery is the new executive director of Make-A-Wish Maine, a Portland-based nonprofit that is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Vickery has 15 years of nonprofit experience, including 12 serving the Make-A-Wish Maine chapter in various leadership positions. In her new position, she brings expertise in the areas of fundraising, event management, volunteer management, mission delivery, marketing and communications.

She is a graduate of Brunswick High School and the University of Maine.

“As we celebrate our 25th anniversary and reflect on the 1,400-plus wishes we have granted to Maine children, we are most fortunate to have Kate as our new executive director,” Lynn Bak, chair of the Make-A-Wish Board of Directors, said in a news release. “Her leadership background coupled with her knowledge of the chapter and her deep sense of commitment to the mission will be significant contributions to Make-A-Wish as we move forward as an organization.”

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Maine is a tax-exempt organization with a staff of seven and more than 200 volunteers statewide. It grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Having granted over 1,400 wishes in its first 25 years, the organization expects to grant an additional 70 greatest wishes this coming year to critically ill Maine children — an average of one wish every five days. All money raised in Maine stays in Maine and all wish expenses are fully covered by Make-A-Wish.

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