Make-a-Wish Foundation® Earns 2009 Best of Indianapolis Award

Indianapolis, IN, July 08, 2009 --( The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Indiana Region, has been selected for the 2009 Best of Indianapolis Award in the Non-Profit Organizations category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. This year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation qualified as the local non-profit organization that enhanced its positive image through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

“I am so honored to receive this prestigious award,” remarked Executive Director Juli Miller. “Our collaborations with volunteers and donors have enabled the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Indiana Region to become the largest and most successful wish granting organization in the state. I hope this award will continue to motivate the entire Make-A-Wish community to strive to grant the heartfelt wishes of each and every wish child.”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Indiana Region, is currently waiting to grant the wishes of over 250 children with life-threatening medical conditions. To get involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Indiana Region, call (317) 636-6060 or log onto

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana is celebrating 25 years of inspiring lives, one wish at a time. Since the first wish was granted in 1984, this chapter has granted more than 7,500 magical wishes. This milestone year, the chapter will work to fulfill the wishes of a record-breaking 800 local children. There are so many ways that you can help create joyful moments for local wish children. Find out how at

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
Nancy Whetstone
(614) 923-0555