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Chapter History

April 29, 1980:
Make-A-Wish grants its first wish.

Summer 1987:

First wish granted in Montana.

September 2000:
Montana becomes part of the Northwest Make-A-Wish chapter.

September 2010:
Make-A-Wish® Montana comes under the management of Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Valentine's Day Billings Office Grand OpeninJanuary 2011:
Make-A-Wish Montana opens its first office in the Wells Fargo Center in Downtown Billings, Montana.

February 14, 2011:
A "sweet" grand opening of the new office.

October 2012:

At the 2012 National Make-A-Wish Conference in Arizona, Make-A-Wish Montana was presented with the following awards:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Fundraising (most ever raised in Montana in one fiscal year)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Mission Delivery (most wishes fulfilled in Montana in one fiscal year)

Summer 2015:
Make-A-Wish Montana hires President and CEO Doug Koester and grants its 500th wish.

September 1, 2015:
Make-A-Wish Montana becomes the 62nd independent chapter of Make-A-Wish.


Make-A-Wish® Montana
1015 Mount Ave
Suite C
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 259-9848