Pleasure Guild Announces Nearly $350,000 Donation to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

July 20, 2011

Pleasure Guild, a 103-year-old organization committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care program, recently presented a check totaling $346,238.20 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Pleasure Guild’s donation will benefit children for whom a cure is beyond reach and is directed toward paying for the uncompensated expenses of the Hospice and Palliative Care program at Nationwide Children’s. The services are typically provided in a child’s home to keep the child comfortable and provide spiritual and emotional support to the child and their family.

“We’re honored and humbled to give back to our local community,” said Miranda Roberts, president of Pleasure Guild. "Funds raised by our organization allow families to tend to their children eliminating financial difficulties associated with their care. Every dollar makes a difference.”

Since the organization’s inception, Pleasure Guild has contributed more than $4 million to the hospital.

In addition to individual and corporate contributions, the women of Pleasure Guild organize and participate in several fundraisers throughout the year, including Once Upon a Night, a black-tie gala; and SPAGIO: A Celebration of Wine, Food and Dining with the Stars. Additionally, Pleasure Guild’s largest fundraiser is a professionally directed family production held annually in March at the Palace Theatre in Columbus. Next March, Pleasure Guild will present “Seussical”.

Pleasure Guild also recently announced its 2011-12 Board of Directors, which consists of a talented group of women all from the central Ohio area. Board members serve a one-year term.

2011-2012 Pleasure Guild Board of Directors:

President – Miranda Roberts, Dublin, 43017
Vice President – Shelley Straub, Upper Arlington, 43221
Secretary – Christy Hill, Upper Arlington, 43221
Treasurer – Jordan Bain, Upper Arlington, 43221           
Hospital Chair – Jamie Sommerfield, Westerville, 43082
Development Chair – Wendy Hauswirth, Upper Arlington, 43221
Play Chair Production – Cheryl Stump, Dublin, 43017
Strategic Planning – Allison Savage, Bexley, 43209
Events Chair – Kim Lynch, Upper Arlington, 43221
Marketing Chair – Caroline Dombrowski, Upper Arlington, 43221
Advisor – Stephanie Doherty, Hilliard, 43026

For more information about Pleasure Guild, or to make a donation, visit http://www.pleasureguild.org.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.