For the second time this year, the Little Wish Foundation—founded and operated by Butler senior Liz Niemiec—has received a major gift from the LIDS Foundation. This time, it was a $75,000 Tip the Hat Award.
Little Wish Foundation delivers wishes, such as laptops, gaming systems, and desirable apparel, to pediatric oncology patients at children’s hospitals throughout Central Indiana. In February, the LIDS Foundation presented Little Wish with a $100,000 award.
“Both the LIDS Foundation and the LIDS Sports Group recognize the importance of uplifting and rewarding those who are shaping today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders,” said Glenn Campbell, LIDS co-founder and LIDS Foundation board member. “This year’s recipients are a wonderful representation of varying causes that are undoubtedly impacting the lives and futures of children throughout the country.”
The LIDS Foundation is the philanthropic support arm of retailer LIDS Sports Group.
“The Tip-the-Hat Award has been the cherry on top of a year full of LIDS support and love,” Niemiec, an Arts Administration major, said. “Not only am I looking forward to celebrating the granting of our 500th little wish this May, but now this $75,000 gift was added onto our blessings. It’s a pretty cool way to end senior year.”