Nationwide Children’s Hospital fundraising volunteers are among the most enthusiastic, successful and dedicated. Since the hospital’s inception in 1892, the diverse groups of women who make up Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Women’s Auxiliaries have been at the forefront of this dynamic volunteer force.
The Women’s Auxiliary Council Board of Trustees is comprised of five active members of each auxiliary which includes Kinder Key, Pleasure Guild, TWIG and Women’s Board. The Women’s Auxiliary Council Executive Committee is elected officers to serve as Chair, Chair Elect, Secretary, and Membership Chair. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month.
Women’s Auxiliary Council Mission Statement
The Women’s Auxiliary Council (“WAC”) of Nationwide Children’s Hospital shall support the work of the women’s auxiliaries of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation through advocacy, coordination of member auxiliary activities, public awareness, technical assistance, and training.
2012 Volunteer of the Year
The annual Auxilian Volunteer of the Year Award was established to honor a woman for her dedication and service to Nationwide Children’s Hospital as exhibited by her service through a Nationwide Children’s Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. This award recognizes a woman’s active leadership to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nominate someone now!
Kinder Key serves as an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and is dedicated to providing new hope for young hearts through their support of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s. Since their inception in 1954, Kinder Key has demonstrated their commitment by raising over $2 million toward the hospital’s mission of providing the highest quality health care to all children regardless of their ability to pay.
Pleasure Guild, an organization of women committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, traces its roots to the hospital’s beginnings. Pleasure Guild has raised over $3 million to aid in the mission at Nationwide Children’s. In recent years, our contribution has gone to support the Hospice and Palliative Care Program. We are committed and honored to support this effort, and these families, during a time of great need.
Together With Important Goals
TWIG is groups of women throughout central Ohio who support Nationwide Children’s Hospital through a wide variety of fundraising projects. TWIG groups operate independently, as well as participate in larger projects as a whole organization. Since their inception, they have raised more than $25 million to support patient care, education and research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The Women’s Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital was part of the original vision of the hospital when it was founded in 1892. Members of the Women’s Board host the Junior Golf Classic and its members serve on the Memorial Tournament Women’s Committee. For more than 118 years, the Women’s Board has been serving the hospital and raising funds to support the hospital’s mission of providing outstanding healthcare to call children, no matter what their family’s financial situation.
The Women’s Division of the Memorial Tournament, a Nationwide Children’s Hospital Women’s Auxiliary Committee, is responsible for coordinating the thousands of volunteers who are essential to the success of this golf event. The Women’s Division recruits, schedules and manages volunteers throughout tournament week to make it one of the best-run tournaments on the PGA circuit. More than $480,000 was donated in 2009 to Nationwide Children’s as a result of the countless hours worked by volunteers. Since the tournament's inception in 1976, the Memorial Tournament volunteers have raised over $8 million for Nationwide Children's Hospital.