Make-A-Wish Hawaii



Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s mission is that together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.


In 1982, Make-A-Wish planted its roots in our islands and in 1984 we granted our first local wish to a 10-year-old Hilo boy who wished to go to Disneyland. This was the start of something truly transformational in our community.

Wishes are the driving force behind all we do, because simply put, wish experiences transform lives. Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child. We believe that wishes change the odds for wish kids fighting critical illnesses. Wishes help kids look past their limitations, families overcome anxiety and entire communities experience joy.



President & CEO

Siana Austin Hunt


Todd Apo, Board Chair

Howard Hughes Corp.

Brigitte M. Egbert, Chair Emeritus Monarch Insurance Services

Kim T. Jones, Treasurer

Accuity, LLP

Gregory Kugle, Secretary

Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert

Rachel Bradley

Berkshire Hathaway

Daniel Chun

Alaska Airlines

Erik DeRyke


Jeremy Edwards, M.D.

Tripler Army Medical

Richard Erickson

Kahala Partners

Alyson Helwagen

Honolulu Magazine

Je Higashi

First Hawaiian Bank

Melissa Jackson

Zilber Family Foundation

Kristina Lockwood


Matthew Luckett

Dave & Buster’s

Kevin Pena

Foundations Hawaii

Dean Spagnoli

Morgan Stanley

Smith Barney

Jason Zambuto

Tori Richard, Ltd.

Marissa MacNaughton Homemaker

Jon Murakami

Bank of Hawaii

Brian Wong

MW Group Inc.

Terence Murphy

Koa Capital

Make A Wish Hawaii

223 South King Street Suite 100,

Honolulu HI 96813

(808) 537-3118

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