Markel partners with Make-A-Wish

September 1, 2016 — ​The Henderson office partnered with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Nevada office helped Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada exceed the cash goal by raising a total of $35,906.00!

​The Markel Specialty Commercial (MSC) Henderson office recently partnered with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada to help grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. 

"This partnership is a way to give back to our local community and support The Markel Style," says Jessica Ramirez, Workplace Resources Associate.

This year, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada launched a new campaign Wishes in Flight, hoping to raise 2 million air miles, air travel expenses are the highest cost for the nonprofit organization, and $35,000 cash donations.

Markel Specialty Commercial associates volunteered their time to answer calls at the local New 3 Channel. We had two groups, combined they answered calls for 8 hours. Each group handled the spotlight very well, as updates were being broadcast live throughout the day with local media personalities stopping by to help support the campaign.

Markel helped Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada exceed the cash goal by raising a total of $35,906.00! While not reaching the 2 million air mile goal, history was still made. Raising 1,266,077 air miles, the most air miles they have ever had in their air mile bank to grant wishes for Southern Nevada children!

"Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is celebrating, and is thankful for the hard work and dedication of the Markel Specialty Commercial
volunteers," says Jessica. "Markel hopes to continue to grow the partnership with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada to help grant wishes of local children."