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The Rising Stars Committee is a team of young professionals in the GTA, comprised of community-minded, driven individuals across all major sectors. As, true champions of our wish children, they plan and execute one or more fundraising events throughout the year.         

An ideal candidate has a passion for what we do, and is keen to engage their networks to build support for Make-A-Wish® in the community. Key responsibilities include event logistics, ticket sales, sponsorship, and marketing.

The group will work closely with, and be mentored by, our Corporate Cabinet. The Corporate Cabinet is a group of pace setting, leadership volunteers, composed of influential leaders across all major sectors. They make warm introductions to their corporate networks, lead awareness building campaigns, and make a personal contribution in support of wishes.

We are currently recruiting the following positions for the 2020/21 Rising Stars Committee:

If you are interested in joining Rising Stars 2020, please fill out the application form and a member of the committee will be in touch.

If you have any questions, please [email protected] or [email protected].

What can I expect as a Rising Stars Committee Member?

  • To be part of a global organization that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
  • To be mentored by our Corporate Cabinet members.                                                          
  • To be part of an influential, innovative group of young leaders, impacting Canadian kids and families.
  • To be part of the Make-A-Wish community, including invitations to our key events and activities with the chance to interact directly with our wish families. 
  • Opportunities to present to Make-A-Wish corporate and community partners.
  • Opportunities to network with change- makers in your industry and beyond.

What will I do as a Rising Stars Committee Member?

  • As a committee, plan and execute one or more fundraising events, with a goal of raising $25K each year for Make-A-Wish.
  • Sell event tickets, secure sponsorship, assist with marketing and public relations.
  • Serve as Make-A-Wish Ambassadors – attending corporate and community events, presenting on behalf of Make-A-Wish, and assisting with volunteer events.
  • Assist in making introductions to Corporate Social Responsibility committees within organizations and being an advocate for Make-A-Wish among co-workers.
  • Provide strategic support and expertise on innovative event and fundraising ideas, as well as providing guidance on new methods of communication and technology.
  • Exact duties will vary by committee.

What kind of time commitment is required for the Rising Stars Committee?

  • Time commitment varies by position, but you can expect about 5-10 hours per month as a committee member, 10-15 hours a month as a committee lead and around 15 hours per month as an executive committee member. Member-At-Large positions are also available for members who have varied availability.The full committee meets approximately once a month in the evening.