CASPER, Wyo. – Make-A-Wish Wyoming is pleased to announce Casper, Wyo., natives Morgan Legerski and Sara Miller as the new CEO and event and volunteer coordinator, respectively.
Legerski started with the Wyoming Make-A-Wish chapter in 2010 as the event and volunteer coordinator and became interim CEO in April 2013, following the retirement of long-time CEO Ann Zwickl. She has served as the finance manager at a Wyoming trucking firm and as a financial representative for a Montana investment group. Legerski is a graduate of Natrona County High School and earned her bachelor’s degrees in business finance and business marketing at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.
“A wish is a powerful thing for a sick child,” said Legerski. “It’s a spoonful of sugar at a time when they need it most. About 74 percent of wish parents note that the wish experience marked a turning point in their own child’s response to treatment. It is a blessing to be a part of the impact Make-A-Wish is having in Wyoming.”
Miller graduated in May 2013 from the University of Wyoming with bachelor’s degrees in international studies and Spanish. She has extensive volunteer experience that includes work with AmeriCorps - Campus Corps at the Laramie Soup Kitchen, and Traveller Not Tourist at an orphanage in Arequipa, Peru. She is a Kelly Walsh High School graduate.
The mission of Make-A-Wish is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Wyoming chapter was founded in 1985 and has granted more than 400 wishes of children in the state. On average, the chapter grants 30-35 wishes each year.