For Immediate Release:
LOS ANGELES (September 12, 2018) – Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles has received an undisclosed donation from noted private equity executive and entrepreneur Phillip Sarofim for the purpose of granting more wishes to children with critical illnesses.
Sarofim is founder and partner of Trousdale Ventures (www.trousdalevc.com), a privately-held investment firm with an ownership portfolio that encompasses a variety of companies involved in technology, entertainment and consumer products.
A stage 2 Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor, Sarofim is committed to supporting cancer research through a number of distinguished medical facilities, as well as organizations dedicated toward funding operations for those in need, including Operation Smile.
“Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles boasts an incredible staff that performs heroic work on behalf of children with critical illnesses and their loving families. I – along with grateful individuals throughout our country and around the world – have watched as Make-A-Wish has changed the lives of everyone this extraordinary organization touches. As a cancer survivor, I believe that Make-A-Wish’s stellar achievements are to be celebrated and supported,” said Sarofim.
“Phillip Sarofim’s generous donation will allow Make-A-Wish to grant the wishes of even more children with critical illnesses throughout Los Angeles County,” said Mike Kallhoff, President and CEO, Make-A- Wish Greater Los Angeles. “As a result of Phillip’s passionate support of children with cancer and other critical illnesses, we will be able to achieve our mission of reaching children who need it most with transformational wish experiences.”
As a non-profit receiving no government funding, Make-A-Wish relies on supporters like Phillip Sarofim, combined with the efforts of other corporate and individual donors, to make wish granting possible. To learn more and find out how you can get involved, visit la.wish.org.
About Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
Founded in 1983, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The LA chapter has granted nearly 10,000 wishes to children in Los Angeles County. The chapter grants over 300 wishes each year, and facilitates nearly as many wishes for children from all over the world whose wish is to come to Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.la.wish.org.
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is an independent 501(c)(3) that is part of Make-A-Wish America, a national organization that oversees 62 chapters across the country. Make-A-Wish America is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories.
About Trousdale Ventures, LLC: Trousdale Ventures, LLC (formerly PS Ventures) is a privately-held investment firm owned and managed by partners Phillip Sarofim and Brian Grigsby with a portfolio that encompasses a variety of companies involved in technology, IT management, food manufacturing, lifestyle consumer products, entertainment and child development products. Visit Trousdale Ventures, LLC at (www.trousdalevc.com).