Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Changes Name to The Butterfly Guild

March 27, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital has announced they have changed their name to The Butterfly Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. For more than 100 years the organization has raised money for the hospice and palliative care programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

As a celebration of their new name, the women’s group will be accepting additional members. Those interested can attend their recruitment event at the Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington on April 4th from 6-8 p.m.

Attendees can enjoy light appetizers and mingle with current members to learn more about the organization, how to get involved, and membership requirements and expectations.

The Butterfly Guild hosts several events throughout the year to raise money for the hospital. The group is known for producing Broadway-quality plays that are performed at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Columbus. Recognized for sourcing local talent and creating intricate sets and costumes, the most recent performance, The Little Mermaid, was a sold out showOther opportunities for members include promoting Novembeard for Nationwide Children’s, supporting the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Angel Mile, Celebration of Life and the Memorial Tournament.

For more information, please contact Sophia Ruotolo at (614) 355-5487 or

About The Butterfly Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The Butterfly Guild, a woman’s auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, dates back to 1908. The organization previously known as The Pleasure Guild, is dedicated to raising funds for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care programs. The Hospice Program at Nationwide Children’s serves to provide children with life-limiting illnesses the opportunities to play, laugh, learn and remain home where they may be surrounded by family and friends. Offered to children and families either inpatient or living at home, the goal of the hospital’s Palliative Care Program is to help patients achieve the best possible quality of life. Since the organization’s inception, The Butterfly Guild has raised more than $4 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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