Spring 2010 Giving Network Agency of the Year, Pittsburgh Branch

Agency: Chris R. Sotak, Export, Pa.
Donation: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania

Agent Chris Sotak of Export, Pa., has served as a volunteer and volunteer coordinator with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for 25 years. Make-A-Wish grants wishes for children with life-threatening disease.

“I truly believe in the healing power of fulfilling a wish,” said Sotak. “It gives these brave children something to look forward to and believe in, and in many cases helps them overcome their illness.” Over the years, Chris has helped grant over 100 wishes.

“Chris is one of our most dedicated, big-hearted, valuable and generous volunteers,” said Judy Stone, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia. “He’s our go-to-guy for everything from volunteer training to organizing wishes and is a true asset to our team.”