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Relive the 2015 Wish Ball - An Evening of Wishes

On Friday, May 8, 2015, Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley will host its annual Wish Ball, ‘An Evening of Wishes’ at the Tarrytown DoubleTree Hotel celebrating 29 years of granting wishes.

Relive the 2015 Wish Ball by visiting Wish Ball Photos. All of the magical moments were captured by photographer Efrain Hernandez of J'Adore Love Photography Inc.

This year, we honored Janet and Thomas Sullivan with ‘The Frank and Kitty Shankwitz Award.’  This award goes to those who represent the same compassion, dedication and support of the Foundation’s mission as Frank and Kitty, who were two of the founders of Make-A-Wish®, more than three decades ago.     

  • Janet and Thomas Sullivan — are a prominent business and civic-minded couple from Orange County who have been longtime supporters of Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley. Thomas Sullivan, president and owner of Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home in Monroe and Highland Mills and William F. Hogan Funeral Home in Highland Falls, is president of the Orange County Chamber Board of Directors, which honored him with the Commitment to Community Award, among numerous accolades he has earned in a career spanning 40 years. Janet Sullivan has worked with her husband in the business as office manager and has been an active charitable volunteer. Among her contributions to the community have been serving on the board of the Hospice Auxiliary, where she is a member, being past co-chair of the Hospice or Orange and Sullivan Counties Gala committee and past member of the board of Southwinds Retirement Home in Middletown.
  • Janet and Thomas Sullivan honored at the 2015 Wish Ball

  • Wish mom, Kristina with Thomas and Janet Sullivan and Linda Pauling (mother of Chris Grecius, the boy whose wish inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish).

  • Wish kid Andrew with Wish Ball Celebrity Co-Host, Darlene Rodriguez (NBC's Today in New York)

  • Wish kid Olivia with Wish Ball Celebrity Co-Host, Mike Bennett (WHUD's Mike & Kacey in the Morning)

  • Last year's Frank and Kitty Shankwitz Award recipient, Nick Bell with this year's recipient, Thomas Sullivan.

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Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley
832 South Broadway
The Wish House
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 478-9474