GENESEO, N.Y. – Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) presented a check for $13,060 to Make-A-Wish® Western New York (Make-A-Wish) at Coast’s New York offices this week. Coast’s donation is a result of Coast’s dress down for charity program in which employees donate $20 or more for the option to wear jeans and business casual attire for the month. This donation includes the employee contributions from Coast’s Geneseo, NY and Henrietta, NY offices and the company match of up to $1000 per office. In order to allow staff from both offices to participate in the check presentations, separate events were held in each office on May 10 and 11.

The employees of Coast selected Make-A-Wish to be the recipient of the charity dress down program for the months of March and April as a result of the impact that Make-A-Wish has in the local area. The employees vote bimonthly for the charity that will receive the donations raised through the dress down program for the upcoming period.

All proceeds from the event will benefit local families and help support Make-A-Wish Western New York’s mission to grant the wishes of children faced with the strain of a critical illness and transform lives one wish at a time. On average, Make-A-Wish grants 70 wishes annually in the Greater Rochester area. Wishes come in all shapes and all sizes, but typically fall into one of five categories – I wish to go, I wish to be, I wish to meet, I wish to have, I wish to give.

Make-A-Wish helps children and their families imagine a world beyond illness. Research shows that children who have received a wish had more positive emotions and those emotions led to better medical outcomes. Medical professionals consider Make-A-Wish as part of their plan of care and know that a child has a better chance of beating their illness if they have emotions of anticipation and joy from a wish, giving them strength to continue fighting.

Brian Davis, CEO and Co-Chairman of the Board commented on the donation, “Part of Coast’s mission is to inspire an appreciation of charity throughout our organization.” He continued, “It is incredibly rewarding to see our staff come together and support the efforts of a local organization that has a profound impact on children and families in the Greater Rochester area. We are incredibly proud to be able to present this donation to Make-A-Wish Western New York.”

From left to right: Melody Carlin (Make-A-Wish), Jonathan Prince, Vice President of Operations (Coast), Scott McGlynn, Proposal Writer (Coast), Roxanne Baker, President (Coast), Amber Baker, Senior Director of Operations (Coast)

From left to right: Conni Morton (Make-A-Wish), Scott McGlynn (Coast), Mark Cirella (Make-A-Wish), Roxanne Baker, President of Coast Professional, Inc., and Jonathan Prince, Vice President of Operations at Coast Professional, Inc. 

About Make-A-Wish®

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish® Western New York has to date fulfilled the wishes of nearly 3,000 children in the 17-county radius of Western New York. In 2012, Make-A-Wish Western New York joined forces with Make-A-Wish® Metro New York to form the chapter Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York, serving 23-counties in New York State. The chapter is one of the most active in the national network of 61 Make-A-Wish chapters across the country. The chapter has received the highest rating – 4 Stars – from Charity Navigator.

About Coast Professional, Inc.:

Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management company, dedicated to the respectful and ethical collection of higher education and government debt. Coast provides professional collection services to over 200 campus based colleges and universities, guaranty agencies, and government clients. Coast is a five time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for American’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and in 2016, was recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections” by and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance.

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