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Chase joins Make-A-Wish® as a National Corporate Partner to Grant Travel Wishes For Children Facing Critical Illness

WILMINGTON, Del., March 21, 2024 – Today, Make-A-Wish announced a new national corporate partnership with Chase to help make wishes possible for children facing critical illness. With thousands of wishes involving a form of travel, Chase will provide Make-A-Wish with $1.5 million worth of Ultimate Rewards® points and a $500,000 donation to fuel the travel of wish kids and their families.

“More than 75% of the wishes currently waiting to be granted involve travel,” said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “With our biggest wish-granting season approaching at Make-A-Wish, this donation and partnership from Chase will enable us to grant more wishes to children and their families – creating a positive and long-lasting impact on their lives.”

As part of the partnership, Make-A-Wish is now a participating charity in Chase’s Pay Yourself Back® feature, which provides Chase Freedom, Sapphire and Ink cardmembers the opportunity to redeem Ultimate Rewards points for statement credits toward recent purchases. When redeemed for statement credits toward donations to select charities, Ultimate Rewards points are worth 50% more for Sapphire Reserve cardmembers and 25% more for Sapphire Preferred, Freedom Unlimited, Freedom Flex, Ink Business Preferred, Ink Business Cash, Ink Business Unlimited and Ink Business Premier cardmembers.

“Our cardmembers are passionate about redeeming their rewards for things that are close to their hearts and values, including philanthropic support for charities like Make-A-Wish,” said Catherine Hogan, Chief Business Officer for Card and Connected Commerce at Chase. “We are proud to partner with Make-A-Wish to help them create incredible memories for children and their families.”

Make-A-Wish started with a single wish on April 29, 1980, when 7-year-old Chris Greicius had his wish granted to become a police officer. Chris’ wish ignited a spark and a global movement. Today, more than 585,000 wishes later, Make-A-Wish remains committed to creating transformational wishes that can create hope and renew energy for wish kids, their families and everyone involved. In honor of the wish that started it all, Make-A-Wish chapters and affiliates worldwide invite their communities to come together to help grant wishes during World Wish Month in April, culminating in World Wish Day on April 29.

Chase cardmembers can support Make-A-Wish by donating at wish.org/Chase, then redeem Ultimate Rewards for the value of the donation by using Pay Yourself Back through the Ultimate Rewards portal.

About Make-A-Wish®

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the #1 most trusted nonprofit operating locally in all 50 states throughout the U.S. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 20,000 volunteers across the country, Make-A-Wish delivers hope and joy to children and their families when they need it most. Make-A-Wish aims to bring the power of wishing to every child with a critical illness because wish experiences can help improve emotional and physical health. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 585,000 wishes in 50 countries worldwide; more than 375,000 wishes in the U.S. and its territories alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading financial services firm based in the United States with assets of $3.9 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly 80 million consumers and nearly 6 million small businesses, with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: More than 4,700 branches in 48 states and the District of Columbia, more than 15,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to chase.com.

Media Contacts

Lorraine Fisher, lorraine.fisher@chase.com
Fernanda Horvath, fhorvath@wish.org