Frank  Shankwitz

Frank Shankwitz

Frank Shankwitz is best know 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. Frank is a 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. 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 Difference In The World" award from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In 2015 Frank joined six U.S. Presidents as well as Nobel Prize winners as a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. In 2015, Frank was presented with an Honorary Doctorate Degree, Doctor of Public Service, from The Ohio State University.