Frank  Shankwitz

Frank Shankwitz


Frank Shankwitz is best known as the Creator and A Founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an extraordinary charity that grants the wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. From humble beginnings, the Make-A-Wish Foundation is now a global organization that grants a child's wish somewhere in the world on an average of every 28 minutes. Frank is a U.S. Air Force veteran, and has a long and distinguished career in law enforcement. He began as a Arizona Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officer, and retired as a Homicide Detective with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, with 42 years of service. Frank has been featured in numerous publications and television programs, and has received several awards, including the White House Call To Service Award from President George W. Bush, and the "Making A Differnce In the World" award from the U.S. MIlitary Academy at West Point.