Pleasure Guild :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Pleasure Guild


Pleasure Guild, an organization of women committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, traces its roots to the hospital’s beginnings. Pleasure Guild has raised over $4 million to aid in the mission at Nationwide Children’s. In recent years, our contribution has gone to support the Hospice and Palliative Care Program. We are committed and honored to support this effort, and these families, during a time of great need.

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Membership Information

Pleasure Guild members make a minimum three and a half year commitment and participate in a variety of fundraising and service projects. Each woman is asked to join one of several committees that focus on a special projects. Her various talents may be used to design sets or costumes, while others for the operation and marketing of events. Members attend regularly scheduled monthly meetings.

Sustainer Information
Are you a past Pleasure Guild member and want to continue making a difference for the children and families of Nationwide Children’s Hospital? Pleasure Guild Sustainers will enjoy many events throughout the year. Print out a Sustainer Membership Form now!


Pleasure Guild supports the Hospice and Palliative Care Program through an annual children’s play, gala and various other special events and service projects.

Annual Children’s Play

Pleasure Guild’s primary fundraiser is a professionally-directed play for all ages held annually at the Palace Theatre. The women of Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital are thrilled to announce Mary Poppins as its 59th production to take place March 11, 12 and 13. One of Disney's most beloved movies of all time is capturing hearts as a musical that is practically perfect in every way! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. 
Make plans now for this family-friendly production and enjoy the Disney classic in a whole new way! Click here to purchase tickets.


A highlight of Pleasure Guild membership is our focus on volunteer service at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Library Cart
Our members log over 2,000 volunteer hours each year by circulating a library cart to patients and their families. We are the only women’s auxiliary at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to have direct contact with the families we serve. The value of brightening a child’s day by reading their favorite book, or supporting a weary mother by offering her a magazine, simply cannot be measured.

the Memorial Tournament

The Women’s Division of the Memorial Tournament is the premier organization responsible for coordinating the thousands of volunteers who are essential to the success of this PGA golf tournament. Pleasure Guild joins other Nationwide Children’s Hospital Auxiliaries in being an integral part of the volunteer force. Since the tournament's inception in 1976, the Memorial Tournament volunteers have raised over $8 million for Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Pleasure Guild and Nationwide Children’s Hospital thanks you for your support!

For more information, please contact Cindy Laux at (614) 355-5413.

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700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000