A Night to Remember 2023 Make-A-Wish Charity Raffle and Dinner Event

Congratulations 2023 Raffle Winners!

  • Engage Virtual Range Gifts Cards: Nancy Worcester
  • Enjoy Toledo Outing Package: Suzanne Tansey
  • Cleveland Sports Package: Charlotte Cafardi
  • His & Hers Pampering Package: Mark Beldon
  • Cleveland Whiskey & GV Art Swag Box: Monice Sadeckas
  • Backyard BBQ Package: David Lipscomb
  • House of Blues Tickets: Jill Uhler
  • Sur La Table Cooking Class & Dessert: Duane Becka
  • Geneva-on-the-Lake Outing Package: Michael Sloan
  • Wine Night Package: Michael Schmittle
  • Snow Trails Ski Passes: Jim Laremore
  • Music Box Supper Club Tickets: Christopher Banci
  • Music Box Supper Club Tickets: Andrew Kraus
  • Chez Francois & Petitti Garden Center Gift Certificates: Gail McCullough
  • Akron Outing Package: Mark Callahan
  • Beats Wireless Headphones: John & Diane Strauss
  • Beats Wireless Earbuds: Mary Epling
  • Car Dash Cam: Ryan Ray
  • Night and Day Cleveland Package: Mary Moore
  • Family Outing Pack: Michael Moore
  • Bubbarock Meat Company - Spice and Meat Basket: Michael Gallagher
  • Golf Package at Valley of the Eagles: Barb Buczek
  • Car Wash Subscription and Detailing Kit: Carolyn Bast
  • Residence Inn at Emerald Event Center Gift Certificate: Martin Tansey
  • Ohio Lottery Tickets & Darden Restaurants Gift Card: Anthony Connelly
  • Fun Night (or two) at Top Golf: Diane Kent
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Package: Dave Speer
  • Golf Package at Valley of the Eagles: Jerome Harrington
  • Apple iPad: Brenda Rice
  • Vitamix Explorian Blender: John Reddaway
  • Ring Security System: Keith Garner
  • Apple Watch: Becky Gogol
  • Play: CLE Epic Group Outing: Dale Smith
  • 32" Samsung "The Frame" TV: Dan McMillin
  • Let's Roam Scavenger Hunt Package: Dave Johnson

If you haven't already claimed your prize, contact Lisa Timko ( or 1-866-417-4156).

Dinner Attendee Raffle Winners

  • $2,000 American Express Shopping Spree: Bruce Zemba
  • $100 American Express Gift Card #1: Robert Sadeckas
  • Cavaliers Darius Garland Autographed Mini Basketball & Cavs Pack: Barbara Joyce
  • Cleveland Guardians Shane Bieber Autographed Baseball: Jamie Speer
  • Cleveland Guardians Andres Gimenez Autographed Bat: Heidi Rumancik
  • Cleveland Guardians Jose Ramirez Autographed Jersey: Martin Tansey
  • Terry "Tito" Francona Autographed Jersey: Rick Crabtree
  • Wine & Whiskey Box: Diana Lee
  • Summer Escape Basket: Steve Fockler

Our 2023 Charitable Raffle & Dinner Event is over and we couldn't be more excited! With your generous support, we raised more than $255,000! That's enough money to grant more than 25 wishes for local area children and families in need.

We're busy planning for and even bigger 2024 - Thurs., Aug. 15, 2024
We'll keep you posted with details!

How Can You Get Involved?

Buy a Raffle Ticket

Raffle ticket sales are now closed. Raffle tickets award you 10 entries into the prize drawing and cost $100 per ticket. Click here to learn more about our prizes and the raffle!

Buy a Dinner Event Ticket

Dinner ticket sales are now closed. Dinner event tickets award you 10 entries into the prize drawing, entry into the grand prize drawing, and dinner and open bar access at the live event… all for only $150 per ticket! Click here to learn more about our dinner tickets and the live dinner event!

Simply Donate

Don’t want to join the raffle and can’t attend the event, but still want to help? We’ll accept donations of any amount, and every dollar matters! Click here to donate!

Sponsor the Event

With multiple sponsorship tiers and opportunities, we’re sure you can find the sponsorship level that best fits your tastes. Show your name or company logo off with pride for an amazing cause! Click here to learn more about sponsorship tiers and opportunities!

Why We Give

Our 2022 event raised over $170,000 to grant wishes for local kids with critical illnesses.
Our 2022 event raised over $170,000 to grant wishes for local kids with critical illnesses.

In 2017, we chose to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana chapter in an effort to help a wonderful organization raise money for a group of extremely deserving kids. While most all charitable organizations do meaningful things, we immediately saw the impact that we could make for the Make-A-Wish kids and their families.

Make-A-Wish Foundation supporters help to make life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Wishes that are granted create strength, hope and transformation in a child and the community. Research even shows that a granted wish can give kids the strength to fight against and even overcome a critical illness.

The decision to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation as our exclusive charitable partner was born out of a passionate desire to help kids in need that not only our entire teams shares, but our client base and our fundraiser supporters share, too. We emphatically ask you to join us as we continue to raise money year in and year out for kids right here in Northern Ohio who need our help!

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

Gabriel’s Wish

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

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.  

Avery’s Wish

Avery’s Wish

Despite dealing with a metabolic condition called glycogen storage disease, Avery continues to be a happy, active 4-year-old. Her heartfelt wish is to become the mermaid princess Ariel — including the fins! Avery’s wish came true when she was granted a makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disney World.

Le’Marion’s Wish

Le’Marion’s Wish

Le’Marion is battling Langerhans cell histiocytosis, a rare disorder where the body makes too many dendritic cells for the immune system to handle. Even so, Le’Marion is an energetic 4-year-old who loves dinosaurs and superheroes. He wished to go on an Orlando adventure to Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World — a vacation away from the stress and worry of his usual routine.

Silas’ Wish

Silas’ Wish

Five-year-old Silas is battling gastroparesis, a condition in which the stomach is not able to empty itself in a normal fashion. However, judging by his smile and positive attitude, you’d never know of his illness! Silas adamantly wished for something his entire family would enjoy with him, and he decided to go with his three little sisters to Disney World.

Kaleb’s Wish

Kaleb’s Wish

Kaleb is 13 years old and battling Friedreich’s ataxia, an inherited disorder that causes progressive damage to the nervous system. Kaleb and his older sister, Brooke, both have the same condition. Inspired by his love of swimming, Kaleb dreamed of going to an accessible beach with his family.

Willa’s Wish

Willa’s Wish

Six-year-old Willa is fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but that does not hold her back from living life to its fullest. She loves playing with her siblings and singing along to her favorite Disney movies. Most of all, she yearns to be just like Moana, swimming in the ocean and dancing at a luau with her family. Her wish was to swim with dolphins in Hawaii.

Support Our Sponsors

W.A. Smith Financial Group thanks these great partners for making it possible for us to host our 2023 Charitable Raffle & Dinner to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.