Tom Cowley – Make A Wish

The majority of my volunteer time goes to Make-A-Wish Young Professional Group the Oklahoma Chapter, specifically Tulsa.

Even before I became a father, I’ve always had deep levels of empathy for children with critical illnesses and the families that support them. The opportunity to volunteer arrived at a great time in my life and the group had all the perfect ingredients of volunteering. I would get a chance to network with talented young professionals, support a cause/organization that speaks to me, and endless opportunities to make an impact and instill hope in other peoples’ live. So, it was easy for me to lean into it when our Oklahoma City branch referred Make-A-Wish to our Tulsa branch.

For the last two-plus years, I’ve served as the group Sponsorship Chair. My primary focus is raising as many dollars as I possibly can for our two major annual events.

Of those two events is a golf tournament and a brunch and all of the dollars, all the funds, raised go directly to an Oklahoma kid and his or her wish.

Basically, the dollars we raise fund those experiences, and I can’t think of anything more rewarding than co-creating, I can’t take all the credit I’m just helping raise money but helping create a once in a lifetime experience for a wish kid and their family.