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2014 Wish Ball--Zaxby’s named 2014 Philanthropic Partner of the Year


March 24, 2014

Local licensees will be honored during May 17 gala event at Raleigh Convention Center

Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina announced that Zaxby’s has been named Philanthropic Partner of the Year through its support of the local wish-granting organization during the past year.  Licensees for the company that raised $103,978 during its fall Cause Card Campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina will be honored during the 2014 Wish Ball on May 17, 2014.  

“Zaxby’s and its local owners and operators are a primary reason why we were able to grant a record 190 wishes last year,” said Kristen Johnson, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina President & CEO.  “In addition to the overwhelming success of the initial Cause Card Campaign, Zaxby’s continues to support our children, families and volunteers by hosting wish parties and sponsoring numerous fundraising events.  We are grateful for their service!”

Tickets to attend the 2014 Wish Ball may be purchased by calling the local chapter office at (919) 821-7111 or by visiting All proceeds from the annual fundraising gala will help grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

More than 800 formal attired guests are expected to attend the exclusive event that will feature a cocktail party, silent auctions, a plated dinner and the popular “Bling Ring” festivity hosted by Diamonds Direct-Crabtree.  An emotional program highlighting several of the 2,700 wish children who been granted wishes during the chapter’s 27-year history is also planned for the evening.

Invitations to a private VIP Pre-Party and Club Wish After-Party will be extended to those individuals or organizations who enlist an event sponsorship.  Please contact Ken Baroff, Vice President of Development for additional information regarding these sponsorship opportunities.

Press Contact

Christopher Winter
President & CEO
3809 Computer Drive Suite 201
Raleigh, NC  27609

Phone : (919) 821-7111
Fax : (919) 832-0079

Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina
3809 Computer Drive
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 821-7111
Toll Free (800) 432-9474