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
Giving@NationwideChildrens.org

Leadership Team

Foundation Staff

Steve Testa
President

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

Brooke Leavitt
(614) 355-5408

Foundation Staff

Cali Nezballa
(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

Foundation Staff

Tiffany Black
(614) 355-3856

Local Partnerships 

Foundation Staff

Robbii Miller
(614) 355-5435


Events

Special Events & Affinity Groups

Cynthia Laux
(614) 355-5413

Women's Auxiliaries

Foundation Staff

Sophia Ruotolo
(614) 355-5487

Community Fundraisers & Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Foundation Staff

Morgen Spon
(614) 355-5419

Foundation Staff

Ally Klinefelter
(614) 355-5424


Development

Grateful Patient Program

Foundation Staff

Jillean Bastian
(614) 355-5407

Major Gifts

Foundation Staff

Ben Kozberg
(614) 355-5426

Foundation Staff

Bethanne Tilson
(614) 355-5412

Planned Giving

Foundation Staff

Lori Aiello
(614) 355-5417


Communications

Foundation Staff

Jackie Niese
(614) 355-5494


Foundation Relations

Foundation Staff

Anna Marty Schraff
(614) 355-5433

Foundation Staff

Julia Wyche
(614) 355-5421