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Elizabeth Reich

Name:  Elizabeth Reich

Title:  President and Chief Executive Officer

Contact information
(602) 343-9433

Before joining Make-A-Wish Arizona: Most of my career has been in the non-profit world. For twelve years I was Director of Women’s Services for the Lutheran Healthcare Network (now Banner Health), starting their women’s health program. For five years, I was Executive Director of what is now called The Governor’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families under Governor Jane Dee Hull. I was also CEO of VisionQuest 20/20, creator of an innovative approach to screening children in schools for amblyopia.      

Education: BA from Whittier College

About me: I have been happily married for more than 40 years to Frank Reich. We have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and five wonderful grandchildren. In our spare time we love to travel and spend time with our family.

My favorite thing about working at Make-A-Wish Arizona: The amazing mission which allows us to provide hope, strength and joy to kids and families at a time when life can be pretty bleak. I also love our wonderful volunteers who make it possible for us to grant all those wishes. And, of course, my amazing co-workers!

My wish would be: My wish for Make-A-Wish Arizona is for us to be able to grant the wishes of all eligible kids in Arizona. For a personal wish, I have thought about this often and can’t come up with one. My life is pretty good.

I love watching the joy on the faces of those who witness a wish. Their lives are forever changed as a result of seeing the wonder on the face of the child receiving their one true wish. ”

Send a message of hope

With many of our wishes postponed, we want you to help keep our wish kids’ spirits high! Write, video or photograph yourself sharing a message of hope and post to any of our Make-A-Wish Arizona social media channels at @makeawishaz (tag @makeawisharizona on Instagram) and use the hashtag #WishesAreWaiting.

You can help bring hope to a child who needs it!

Send a Message of Hope
Make-A-Wish® Arizona
2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(602) 395-9474
Toll Free (800) 324-9474