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We work with Make-A-Wish Foundation

Why We Give

In our early days, W.A. Smith Financial Group gave to dozens of local organizations. While we believed in the good all of those charities were doing, we realized that, because we gave to so many, our donations weren’t really moving the needle. That changed in 2016. Our team decided to pick one organization to focus on, so our donations would have a significant impact on people in need.


Make-A-Wish and W.A. Smith Financial Group

Since 2017, we’ve focused our fundraising on helping the Make-A-Wish organization grant wishes for kids diagnosed with critical illnesses.

Through events like our charity golf outing and Lake Erie Crushers game, our clients help us raise money that helps grant wishes for kids in our area. In addition to financial donations, W.A. Smith gives time off to staff so they can volunteer with Make-A-Wish.

Since 2017, we’ve granted six wishes.

Here are some of the wishes our clients and partners helped us grant:


Gabriel’s Wish

Four-year-old Gabriel is fighting cystic fibrosis, a progressive disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits his ability to breathe. Despite the fight he endures each day, Gabriel continues to be happy, kind and imaginative. To further fuel his imagination, Gabriel wished to visit Walt Disney World to see the new Star Wars park.


Thomas’ Wish

Outgoing and funny, 11 year-old Thomas is fighting Spinal Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that damages the nerve cells and causes muscles to slowly weaken and waste away. Thomas’ wish was to meet the cast of his favorite TV show, giving him and his family the opportunity to take a break from his medical routines and go on a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  

We’re incredibly grateful to our clients, sponsors, and partners for helping us make these wishes come true!


Each year, we hold events to assist in raising money for our selected cause.


Charity Golf Outing

W.A. Smith Financial Group hosts its annual Charity Golf Outing in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. There are four easy ways to support:

  1. Play in the Outing
  2. Choose to be a Sponsor
  3. Donate a Raffle or Door Prize Item
  4. Simply Donate to the Cause at the Link Below

To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Rachel Rice - or 1-866-417-4156.

We thank you in advance for your continued support!


Lake Erie Crushers Game

The Lake Erie Crushers are a professional baseball team, part of the independent Frontier League. Every year, we invite clients to attend and provide tickets in exchange for a small donation.

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