Pleasure Guild donates more than $468,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital, elects new Board of Directors

August 15, 2012

Pleasure Guild, a 104-year-old organization committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care program, recently presented a check totaling $468,249.00 to Dr. Steve Allen, CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Since the organization’s inception, Pleasure Guild has contributed more than $4 million to the hospital.

“It is our honor to give back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and to benefit children for whom a cure is beyond reach,” said Miranda Roberts, 2011-2012 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.” 

Pleasure Guild’s donation is directed toward paying for the uncompensated expenses of the Hospice and Palliative Care program. 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.

In addition to individual and corporate contributions, the women of Pleasure Guild organize and participate in several fundraisers. Pleasure Guild’s largest fundraiser is a professionally directed family production held annually in March at the Palace Theatre in Columbus. Pleasure Guild also recently elected its 2012-2013 leadership team, a talented group of women across the central Ohio area. Board members serve a one-year term.

The 2011-2012 Board of Directors includes:

President – Colleen Adkins of Northwest Columbus
Vice President – Eimear Bahnson of Upper Arlington
Secretary – Elizabeth Whiting of Worthington
Treasurer – Jordan Bain of Upper Arlington           
Hospital Chair – Annie Stair of Upper Arlington
Play Chair Production – Cheryl Stump of Dublin
Development Chair – Jenny Goss of Hilliard
Strategic Planning – Allison Savage of Bexley
Events Chair – Elizabeth O’Leary of Upper Arlington
Marketing Chair – Elizabeth Stelzer of Upper Arlington
Advisor – Miranda Roberts of Dublin

About Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild is the oldest women's auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, dating back to 1908. The organization is dedicated to raising funds, more than $200,000 annually, for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program. For more information about Pleasure Guild or to make a donation to support Hospice and Palliative Care, please visit

Elizabeth Stelzer
(614) 315-8769

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care 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 more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 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 Abigail Wexner 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