Make-A-Wish Founder & Inspirational Speaker

Raised in northern Arizona, Frank attended grade school in Seligman, and Junior High and High School in Prescott, graduating from Prescott High School in 1961. Frank graduated from Phoenix College in 1970, with continuing education at Arizona Western College and Arizona State University.

Ellis Island Medal of Honor

MAY 2015,

Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient

In May 2015, Frank joined six United States Presidents, Nobel Prize winners, and leaders of industry as a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Read Frank's Story

March 2, 2015, KUSI News, San Diego

Man behind Make a Wish Foundation comes to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In 1980, Arizona Highway Patrol Officer Frank Shankwitz was asked to meet a seven-year-old who was dying of Leukemia. The little by wanted to be a police officer…. Click on the video image at left to watch the interview. CLICK HERE TO VISIT KUSI.COM AND READ THE FULL ARTICLE.