Meet the Nationwide Children's Foundation

The Foundation team serves to further the mission of Nationwide Children’s Hospital while meeting donor philanthropic goals. Comprised of highly skilled philanthropic professionals, our team includes a number of people who have been with Nationwide Children’s for more than a decade. We also have newer additions to the staff who have joined our team from prestigious institutions around the country.

At Nationwide Children’s, we believe that when your child needs a hospital, everything matters. And because of that belief, every gift matters. Whatever your charitable intentions, our team can help you improve the lives of children while bringing pride, joy, and a sense accomplishment to your family.

Please contact the appropriate staff member below, or call (614) 355-5400 if you would like general information about the Foundation or how to make a gift.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation

700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 355-5400
Fax: (614) 355-5410

Leadership Team

Foundation Staff

Steve Testa

Foundation Staff

Niki Shafer
Senior Vice President, Outreach

Foundation Staff

Nichole Ferris
Vice President, Constituent Giving

Foundation Staff

Scott McKenzie
Director, External Relations

Foundation Staff

Kevin Welch
Vice President, Development Services

Corporate Giving

National Partnerships

Foundation Staff

(614) 355-5425

Local Partnerships and Children's Miracle Network

Children's Miracle Network & Corporate Philanthropy

Foundation Staff

Amanda Dove
(614) 355-5418

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Scott Hilbert
(614) 355-3856

Robbii Miller

Robbii Miller
(614) 355-5435


Special Events & Affinity Groups

Cynthia Laux
(614) 355-5413

Development Board

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Rebecca Shaughnessy
(614) 355-5432

Women's Auxiliaries

Foundation Staff

Heather Chapman
(614) 355-5438

On Our Sleeves and Associated Development

Morgen Spon
(614) 355-5419

Foundation Staff

Sophia Ruotolo
(614) 355-5487


Grateful Patient Program

NCH Foundation Staff

Jillean Bastian
(614) 355-5407

Tiffany Whetstone
(614) 355-5451

Maggie Igel
(614) 355-5452

Major Gifts

Foundation Staff

Ben Kozberg
(614) 355-5426

Foundation Staff

Bethanne Tilson
(614) 355-5422

Planned Giving

Lori Aiello
(614) 355-5417

Foundation Relations

Foundation Staff

John Hykes
(614) 355-5433