Make-A-Wish (MAW) Wisconsin has moved its Madison Regional Office to Middleton, occupying in-kind space at the offices of AMPED Association Management, an accredited full-service association management company headquartered in downtown Middleton, Wisconsin.
In addition to providing office space, AMPED is looking forward to adopting MAW as its “built-in” charitable organization, volunteering at local events and offering its professional services such as meeting planning, graphic design, and strategic planning.
“The Make-A-Wish mission is compelling and something we can all get around and support,” said Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE, President and Owner of AMPED. “AMPED has always supported a variety of charitable causes, mostly driven by the connections of our employees and families. MAW gives us another opportunity to build the culture and camaraderie of our team, while supporting an organization that’s close to home.”
Joining MAW in Middleton will be its Madison Regional Director Carol McChesney Johnson. This is a new role for Johnson who is the former President and CEO of Taliesin and former Executive Director of Mount Horeb Area Economic Development Corp. She will oversee services in Dane, Columbia, Sauk, Iowa, Lafayette, Green and Rock Counties.
“Wishes have been making a difference in the greater Madison area for more than 30 years, impacting hundreds of families and thousands of donors, volunteers and supporters,” said Patti Gorsky, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin President & CEO. “We are excited to move to Middleton and work with AMPED Association Management to continue and grow the impact of a wish in this region. We know that hope is essential, and wishes offer significant hope to kids battling critical illnesses, their families and our community.”
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children between the ages of 21/2 and 18 who are battling critical illnesses. Since the Wisconsin chapter was founded in 1984, more than 7,100 Wisconsin families have experienced the power of a wish, resulting for many in a turning point in the fight against their illnesses.
AMPED Association Management (www.manageassociations.com) is a full-service association management company with offices in Middleton, WI; Metro Washington, DC; and Sacramento, CA. AMPED uses the knowledge gained from working with multiple organizations to help associations achieve their highest potential. AMPED provides association leadership, strategic planning, meeting planning and management, member communications, financial management, and public relations services to a variety of national and global trade and professional associations and foundations.
AMPED is proud of its team of 40 full- and part-time staff, which includes CAE (Certified Association Executive), CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) and FASAE (Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives) designates.
Of the more than 500 association management companies worldwide, AMPED is one of just 80 firms that have achieved the prestigious AMC Institute accreditation, demonstrating the highest level of professionalism and responsibility, while consistently meeting and exceeding all industry standards.