Development Board

Slice of Columbus
Participants from Slice of Columbus, presented each fall by the Development Board. 

The Development Board is a dynamic group of Columbus area business professionals who are committed to raising funds to support various programs at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Membership Information

The Development Board is recruiting vibrant professionals for membership on an ongoing basis. While the membership process does require a referral from an existing member, there are numerous volunteer opportunities that allow for membership interaction and that provide insight to Development Board’s fundraising events and activities.

Interested in joining the Development Board? Meet our members and learn more about our impact on Nationwide Children's.  



The Development Board supports Nationwide Children's Hospital through several events throughout the year, including:

Columbus Duck Race & Run

This floating rubber duck race takes place on the Scioto Mile during the Columbus Food Truck Festival. The race attracts thousands of participants for not only the race but for family and children’s activities, food and fun. The rubber duck race itself is a mass splash of thousands of ducks and is truly something to see. The Columbus Duck Race gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children by simply buying a rubber duck racer.

Slice of Columbus

'Slice of Columbus’ is central Ohio’s largest pizza event. Join the Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital each September at Columbus Commons. Area pizza shops will serve their most savory pies. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample pizza while supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The event also features live music and children’s activities. Your admission lets you sample all of the pizza and enjoy all of the activities.

Pay It Forward Gala

Join the Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital and honorary chairs Achea and Michael Redd for The Pay It Forward Party at The Exchange at Bridge Park. Guests will enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvre stations, silent auction and Fund-A-Need. All proceeds benefit Behavioral Health Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This promises to be the best PARTY OF THE YEAR…don’t miss it!

The Woody Hayes Celebrity Classic

The annual June golf event, is the signature fundraising event of the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Woody Hayes Celebrity Classic functions as a 5-person golf scramble with a shotgun start. Foursomes are paired with local celebrities and compete for first prize. Don't miss your chance to golf with one of OSU's finest!

Rock 'n Bowl

Dust off your bowling shoes and join the Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital at Columbus Square Bowling Palace. The winter is a great time for Rock 'n Bowl to help support The Center for Family Safety and Healing! Form a team of five and raise funds to help break the cycle of family violence. Let’s have a ball and celebrate teams that raise $500 or more during TWO HOURS of bowling fun. 


Holiday Party for the families of the Center for Family Safety and Healing

The Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital in partnership with the Center for Family Safety and Healing welcomes Columbus families who are less fortunate to a celebration of the season. These families will enjoy pizza, wings, subs, cookie decorating and pictures with Santa. Additionally, each family receives customized presents. Several local businesses donate to this evening of laughter and fun.

Admitting Gift Cart

The Development Board also provides its members with the opportunity to interact with our patients and families. All patients that are admitted to the hospital are given a small gift. This gift takes on all different shapes and sizes for our various aged kids. It can be a toy car, a game, a magic wand, or even a magazine! While this gift is small in size it often provides our visitors with a BIG smile. Gifts are distributed by Development Board Members on Monday and Tuesday evenings.


Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).