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Jaylie Welch ('11) Makes Wishes Come True
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 8/23/2017

Jaylie Welch loves making wishes come true, and she does this very thing through her job at Make-A-Wish Foundation Georgia. Founded in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Make-A-Wish Georgia works diligently every day to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions across the state. 

Jaylie graduated from Whitefield in 2011 and headed off to the University of Georgia. She secured a job as an intern for Make-A-Wish Georgia when she was in college, and, upon graduation in 2015, a position was created for her. This year, she is most excited about heading up a new endeavor called the Trailblaze Challenge, which will take place in the fall of 2018 in the north Georgia mountains. This high-endurance hike will provide participants an opportunity for adventure, fun, and fitness while raising money for Make-A-Wish Georgia. She hopes to have at least 70 hikers take the challenge in the inaugural Georgia trek.

Jaylie and Whitefield classmate Anna Panu currently enjoy sharing the rental of a house in Smyrna.

She said, “Anna and I are both introverts, and we know when we need our space – and respect that. We love the history we have together.”