On Friday, May 10, 2019, Children’s Wishes will hold its 2nd Annual Passport Gala at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, RI. Navigant Credit Union President & CEO, Gary Furtado will be presented with the 2019 Compass Award and Emma Zielinski will be presented with the 2019 Journey Award.

The Compass Award is presented to an individual who understands the impact of their generosity in service of our families and has exemplified what it means to be a compassionate and committed leader. We are grateful for Gary’s leadership in the community and his support of our Wish Kids.

The Journey Award is presented to an individual whose life is the embodiment of the joy, hope and pride of the Journey. Emma is best friends with Wish Kid, Ella Watters. Emma bravely shaved her head at the age of 5 when her friend, Ella lost her hair during treatment for Ewing Sarcoma. Despite Emma’s young age, she stood by her friend during the worst of times and continues to be a leader of #TeamElla.