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Meet Pete and Katy


It’s not just wish kids and their families who find lasting change through Make-A-Wish®. Pete and Katy are proof that Make-A-Wish is just as meaningful for volunteers and supporters.

For Pete and Katy Spohn, the idea of creating a legacy through a planned gift to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin is impacting their lives both now as well as in the future. The couple, who live in the Minocqua area, first learned about Make-A-Wish on TV about 15 years ago, and they decided then that they wanted to make a difference in the lives of children with critical illnesses.

They have been through their own challenges and tragedies, and they can’t imagine what it would be like for a child to go through all that a wish child has to endure. “There is not anything better in life than to enrich the life of someone else, and especially a child,” Pete and Katy shared.

The couple set up an estate plan indicating that when they both pass away, the interest from their gift will be used to grant a wish every year, to a Wisconsin wish kid, in perpetuity. They are already making wishes come true for kids like 17-year-old Matthew from Antigo who wished to go to Hawaii and Je’Ann from Prentice who wished to go to Walt Disney World® Resort. But they want to know that they will continue to grant wishes, long into the future. You can join them in creating a legacy of your own. Consider naming Make-A-Wish Wisconsin in your estate plan today, in preparation for the future.

To learn more about how you can make a legacy gift through your estate and become a member of the Legacy of Wishes Society, please contact Wendy Cozzens at 262.781.4445 or

Legacy of Wishes Society

Legacy of Wishes

If you have named Make-A-Wish Wisconsin as a beneficiary in your estate plans, please consider joining the Legacy of Wishes Society.

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