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Kilbourne Society

Colonel and Mrs. James Kilbourne were among the founders of Nationwide Children's Hospital in 1892. Col. Kilbourne served as the first board president. The Kilbourne Society is named in their honor to recognize special friends who have made planned or deferred gifts to Nationwide Children's Hospital. With planned or deferred gifts, there is a chance that we may not know about the gifts in time to thank the supporters personally. The Kilbourne Society is designed to provide special, personal recognition to this special group of friends. We encourage donors to notify Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation if they have made or are considering a planned or deferred gift.

Membership Requirements (Individual and Family Foundations Only):

Membership to those that have named Nationwide Children's Hospital as a beneficiary of your:

  • Will or trust
  • IRA or other retirement plan
  • Life Insurance policy
  • Life income or other planned gift (charitable gift annuity, pooled income fund, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust or remainder interest in a personal residence)

Membership Benefits:*

  • Certificate signed by the CEO or President
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are leaving a legacy to the children that will make a significant difference in their health care for years to come
  • Listing on the Kilbourne Society donor wall
  • Recognition in Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation published materials
  • The experience and assistance of the Planned Giving staff at Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation


  • Lifetime Membership