Goldman Sachs Hosts Make-A-Wish Teen for Internship

Last December, when Tre Grinner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, his mother wrote a letter to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Greater Bay Area chapter in San Francisco describing her teenage son’s dream of becoming an investment banker.

Tre's wish was the first of its kind, according to Make-A-Wish, which gives young people with serious medical conditions a chance to fulfill their dreams.

The letter from Tre's mother set in motion a chain of events that eventually led to the Alamo, California teen interning for a week at Goldman Sachs and—among many things in a busy week—appearing for a live television interview on CNBC, with Warren Buffett phoning him during the broadcast for good measure. Tre first met with Goldman Sachs during a visit to our San Francisco office, shortly after completing chemotherapy and graduating from high school in June.

During his time in our New York office last week, Tre met with some of the firm’s senior leaders, including Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Another highlight was a visit to the firm’s trading floor, where Tre received a standing ovation. Speaking about his internship with Business Insider, Tre said: “It’s meant so much to me. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of.”