Backyard Wishes is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit that was formed in 2010 by Laura Cowley.  Backyard Wishes works closely with Waconia School district staff, who help identify families or children in need.  From there, a Backyard wishes board member contacts the family to get additional information.  Our board reviews requests and assists in a variety of ways.  All donations go directly to serving and supporting the families and children in Waconia schools.  Any additional costs incurred in fundraising is paid directly by our board members who are passionate about giving back.   



Laura Cowley

 Bio to be added soon


Laura Cowley

Linnea Brown

Jenni Tuttle

Betsy Nothom

Maria Glynn