About Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild’s mission is to serve Nationwide Children’s Hospital by means of direct volunteer work and fundraising support to help provide happiness to patients and their families and to sustain hospital programs.
Front Row L-R: Courtney McBride, McKenzie Mitchell, Michelle Francisco, Lindsey Escaja, Kari Black ♦ Middle Row L-R: Rebecca Falconer, Mallory Rittinger, Sam Rittinger, Nell Vitale, Meg Patten ♦ Back Row L-R: Jessica Ossege, Meghna Rao, Julia Purdy, Beth Brastiter, Susan Long, Ina Avalon ♦ (Not pictured: Wendy Larzelere, Stacey Hazle, Kaylie Burnette)
Because when it comes to your child… Everything Matters.
Founded in 1908, Pleasure Guild is an organization of 65 women committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s hospice and palliative care program. This program provides care for children for whom a cure is beyond reach. 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 his/her family. Learn more about Hospice and Palliative Care.
Each year, the women of Pleasure Guild raise more than $400,000 for the hospice and palliative care program. This is achieved from the organization of and participation in several fundraisers, including such events as the Memorial Tournament, Novembeard, and Columbus Marathon Angel Mile. Pleasure Guild’s leading fundraiser is a Broadway-style production held annually at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Columbus.
In 2018 we are proud to present Beauty and the Beast, which will run February 23rd, 24th, and 25th . We are so proud that the production is run by volunteers, both Pleasure Guild members and actors, all of whom donate countless hours of their time for this meaningful cause.