Alex first joined Make-A-Wish as a volunteer more than 12 years ago. Today, he’s responsible for both the website platform and digital library system utilized by Make-A-Wish America and all 60 Make-A-Wish chapters. He’s also growing the organization’s centralized website services program, in which Alex and his team take content provided by chapters and update their websites. Alex has continued with Make-A-Wish for two reasons: 1.) He’s (still) having fun and 2.) He’s set long-term goals he’s dedicated to completing.
“Once I start something, I need to finish it,” Alex said. “I treat each task and project I work on with the mindset that my name and reputation are on the line. When I make mistakes, I own all of it.”
Working for the organization has not only given Alex increased confidence, he’s also become empowered to drive and action the work he does, knowing the impact it has on the entire organization.
“Nearly everyone who works at Make-A-Wish is here because of the mission, which is good because I prefer to be around people who have a passion not only for life, but also for the work they do.”
We’re glad to have Alex here for our mission, and because he’s (still) having fun.
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