The Gaia Wish Foundation® was founded on July 17, 2012 by ICESYS. The inspiration for the creation of the Foundation was birthed out of ICESYS’ Devil Tail quest thread. She was pleasantly surprised with the amount of monetary donations and good luck wishes she received toward her epic quest. With such a display of generosity and support she decided what better way to give back to the Gaian Community than to start a charity. She eventually completed her devil tail quest on November 24, 2012 and made her final preparations to officially launch the Foundation on December 1, 2012.
The Foundation is operated by a three-member Executive Board team: The CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and an Executive Assistant. The Consultants are moderators in the thread who assist patrons with any questions or concerns. The Foundation’s mission is to help as many Gaians as possible with their own quests without prejudice or favoritism.
The Executive Board ICESYS - Founder & CEO TGWF CFO - Chief Financial Officer TGWF EA - Executive Assistant
Q: Is this a real website? A: No, this is still Gaiaonline.com. Instead of us paying real money to host a charity site that gives away gaming currency, we had a novel idea to turn a Gaia profile into our website: www.TheGaiaWishFoundation.com. We are the first and only charity to do this.
Q: Why are you giving "hit and runs" to the charity the same opportunity as the regulars in receiving a donation? A: Our application process is modeled after college and scholarship applications - you fill out the application, send it off, and hope you are chosen. With the plethora of charities requiring applicants to "hang out" for a donation, you won't have time for yourself. T.G.W.F. will not mandate anyone to hang around and chat for a donation, especially if you're not sure you'll actually receive one. However, people who do chat and hang out within the Foundation will not be overlooked in terms of being able to participate in exclusive games to receive big prizes.
Q: Do you donate to other charities? A: Yes, we give out our own special award to charities only. The award is called The Heart of Gold Award and once a year we choose two charities who demonstrate friendliness, financial management, and outstanding giving qualities. The award comes with a 500K prize!
Please visit The Gaia Wish Foundation® for additional answers to questions.