Giving FAQ :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Giving FAQ


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Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Phone: (614) 355-5400
Fax: (614) 355-5410

Key Contact for:

Annual Giving: Niki Shafer, Vice President, Annual Giving

Corporate Giving: Niki Shafer, Vice President, Annual Giving

Planned Giving: Clinton Travis, Director of Planned Giving

Corporate Philanthropy: Niki Shafer, Vice President, Annual Giving

Financial & Tax Questions: Kevin Welch, Vice President, Development Services

Donor Relations: Niki Shafer, Vice President, Annual Giving

Children's Circle of Care: Matt Piede,Vice President, Annual Giving

Children's Miracle Network HospitalsSophia Fifner, Sophia Fifner, Director, Annual Giving

 

Foundation Publications: Niki Shafer, Vice President, Annual Giving

Major Gifts: Steve Testa, Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Women's Auxiliary Groups: Cindy Laux, Director, Annual Giving

Development Board: Cindy Laux, Director, Annual Giving

Individual Special Events: Niki Shafer, Vice President, Annual Giving

Corporate Special Events & Corporate Champion Program: Niki Shafer, Vice President, Annual Giving

Meet our team



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Your gift will make a difference for the health of the children in your neighborhood, your city, our state and around the world. Children deserve the chance for health and wholeness, and Nationwide Children's Hospital is a nationally recognized pediatric healthcare center that treats all children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.



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Cash, Check or Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express). You May make a donation through the mail, over the phone or online. Please make checks payable to Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation and mail to :

PO Box 16810
Columbus, OH 43216-6810



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Yes, you can designate your gift to a specific department, program or service. Please indicate your designation on the memo portion of your check or on an enclosed note. 



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Nationwide Children's Hospital does accept certain toys, clothing and other items. For a listing of needs and information on how to deliver your donation, please view our wish list.



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The “Make a Gift” page on our web site includes a space for you to designate your gift in memory or honor of someone. In addition, you may contact Niki Shafer at (614) 355-5400 to designate your gift.



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Individuals and companies who want to hold an event to benefit Children’s, please contact Niki Shafer, Vice President, Annual Giving, at (614) 355-5415. Anyone interested in holding a special event, must complete our Special Events Form



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Gifts to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation can be permanently recognized with the establishment of an Endowment.  Endowments offer lasting financial resources for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Endowed funds are extremely useful in enhancing the quality of the Hospital’s current programs and allows Children’s to extend our tradition of superior patient care, research, and education to future generations of children.

A minimum contribution of $50,000 is required to establish an Endowment fund.  Once established, additions of any amount may be made to the endowment at any time.  Endowments may be named for the donor, in memory or in honor of a loved one, or for the specific program it benefits. 

Endowment funds are invested as part of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation’s permanent endowment which consists of equity (stocks) and fixed income (bonds) securities.

Contributions to Endowment funds qualify for charitable income tax deductions as provided by law and may reduce any applicable gift or estate taxes. 

Contact Us

Our gift planning staff will be pleased to assist you in reviewing your options.  For further information, please contact Niki Shafer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-5415.



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Please visit our Planned Giving site or contact Clinton Travis,(614) 355-5417 for more information on how you can include Nationwide Children's Hospital in your planned giving.



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Tribute Gifts
Tribute gifts honor individuals celebrating birthdays, weddings, birth of a child, graduations, anniversaries, and any other special occasion and or accomplishment.

We will acknowledge your tribute gift by sending a note to the family or friend in whose name the gift was made.  The amount of your gift will not be mentioned, only that you were thinking of them.  You will then be sent a separate receipt for the gift.

To make a tribute gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, please complete the secure online donation form (this form is also printer-friendly and can be mailed to us).

Memorial Gifts
Memorial gifts commemorate the lives of family and friends or loved ones who may have touched your life. We will acknowledge your gift by sending a note to the family or friend in whose name the gift was made. The amount of your gift will not be mentioned. You will then be sent a separate receipt for the gift. 

To make a memorial gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, please complete the online donation form (this form is also printer-friendly and can be mailed to us).

Contact Us
For additional opportunities to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital, please contact the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-5400.



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Click here for a copy of Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation's most recent W-9.



Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000