The Make-A-Wish® Story
Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. Find out how his wish to be a police officer in 1980 set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity. As the founding chapter of the now international wish granting organization, Make-A-Wish Arizona® continues to be a trailblazer and granted 365 wishes in fiscal year 2016, a record in Arizona. We have dedicated ourselves to the Make-A-Wish mission, granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Rob LaMaster Biography
Rob LaMaster has been the Southern Arizona Director for Make-A-Wish Arizona since 2013, and has over 25 years in non-profit and association management and fundraising. He also holds the designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive. An Oro Valley resident, Rob was also a member of the Town of Oro Valley (AZ) Economic Development Think Tank, and the Oro Valley Planning & Zoning Commission and served one term as a Board member of the Northwest Fire District.A native of Dallas, Texas, Rob attended Texas Tech University, graduating with a Bachelor of Business degree in Marketing and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis on Business, Political Science and Mass Communications.
Rob is married to Karen, an Oncology Physician Assistant (PA) and has one daughter, Madison, a graduate of Northern Arizona University, and currently working on her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Texas Tech and two Boston Terriers, Bailey and Olive. Rob loves to play golf (not well), hike, kayak, and is an avid sports fan.