Dominick’s Steakhouse raises $33,550 for Make-A-Wish Arizona

From left are Oliver Badgio, chief brand officer of Dominick’s Steakhouse; Karny Stefan, chief development officer of Make-A-Wish Arizona; and Jeff Mastro, co-founder of Dominick’s Steakhouse. (Submitted photo)

Dominick’s Steakhouse recently presented a check for $33,550 to Make-A-Wish Arizona. The funds were raised after holding its annual fundraiser for Arizona wish kids on Oct. 17.

Thanks to co-founders Jeff, Mike and Dennis Mastro, and Scott Troilo, guests were able to enjoy dinner at Dominick’s Steakhouse in the Scottsdale Quarter for a cause, according to a release.

A total of 100 percent of funds raised that night, except taxes and tips to the servers, went directly to Make-A-Wish Arizona to grant wishes for kids dealing with critical illnesses, according to the release.

“This event allows us to share the impact of a wish with a new audience while also encouraging our donors to enjoy a special night out to benefit future wish kids,” Elizabeth Reich, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona, said in the release.

“We could not do what we do without community support from organizations like Dominick’s Steakhouse. They help us continue to reach more and more Arizona children dealing with critical illnesses every year,” she said.

In 2017, Dominick’s Steakhouse raised $21,397 for Make-A-Wish Arizona through the special night.

“We are so thrilled to have raised more than $33,000 for Make-A-Wish Arizona,” Jeff Mastro, co-owner of Dominick’s Steakhouse, said in the release.

“Every year we look forward to this night. It is a great way to bring the community together and give back to such a deserving organization that does so much for kids and families in our state,” he said.

In June, Oliver Badgio, chief brand officer of Dominick’s Steakhouse, Steak 44 and Ocean 44 (opening in December) was added to the Make-A-Wish Arizona Board of Directors.

“It is because of fundraisers like this, that Make-A-Wish Arizona is able to grant so many wishes to children in our state every year. I am proud to be a part of two amazing teams working together to do their part in giving back to our community,” Mr. Badgio said in the release.

Anyone who wishes to donate to Make-A-Wish Arizona can go to

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