Tony Kimbrell joins Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Georgia and Alabama as Vice President of Development

(ATLANTA, April. 18, 2011) - The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Georgia and Alabama is pleased to announce that Nathan “Tony” Kimbrell has joined the organization as Vice President of Development. In his role, Tony is responsible for overseeing all aspects of fund raising for the chapter in both Georgia and Alabama. Mr. Kimbrell will manage a staff of six in the Georgia office and a staff of two in the Alabama office. He will be responsible for growing revenue to meet the rising need for wishes. “This is a critical role for our chapter. As competition for private funding becomes increasingly difficult and the need for wishes rises, we need a strong development leader to insure we have the right strategy, structure and staff to meet the needs of our wish families,” states CEO, Kathy Hammond.

A native of Georgia, Kimbrell has held senior positions at Atlanta Ballet and The National Faculty. He most recently held the position of Executive Director for the Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center. Mr. Kimbrell’s accomplishments include the reorganization of three of the institutions in which he has served, and the management of a significant capital campaign and construction project.

“We are thrilled to have Tony join our team. His expertise in non-profit along with his passion for our mission is going to be an asset as we plan to meet the increasing demand for wishes,” states Board Chair, George Georgiou.

Mr. Kimbrell holds a BM in Music from Clayton State with extensive studies in economics. He has completed additional course work in public speaking, technology and finance. He currently resides in Avondale Estates, Georgia where he enjoys gardening, and DIY projects. For general information about Make-A-Wish, its programs or events, please visit

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation®

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Foundation is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 64 chapters in the U.S. and its territories. Granting more than 14,000 wishes a year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants one wish every 40 minutes.

In its sixteenth year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Georgia and Alabama operates on a budget of $4.2 million, and 79% of all funds are used for granting wishes to children. In 2011-2012, the chapter will grant 375 wishes through the help of hundreds of regional volunteers.

For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Georgia and Alabama visit or call us at 888.517.9474 and discover how you can share the power of a wish.

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