Central Ohio Chapter

The Central Ohio Chapter is honored to serve families who are raising children living with life-threatening illnesses. We do so by providing cost free, fun filled destination events throughout the year that we call Adventures.  We could not provide a timeout from the challenge of life long illness if not for the support of the local community and fundraisers. Thank you to all our valued partners!

To see events in Central Ohio, take a look at our calendar!

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Enroll A Child

Do you have or know a child with a life-threatening illness? Enroll them with this chapter to be a part of the A Kid Again family!

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Support Your Local Chapter

Your generosity will help thousands of kids living with a life-threatening illness receive the gift of hope, happiness, and healing in the time they need it most. Please make your one time or monthly gift today and help us fuel adventure for families in our local community!

Donate Your Time

Time is something that money cannot buy. At A Kid Again we strive to provide robust volunteer opportunities that are fun filled and kid centric. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy adventure and have a heart for serving others.

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Shopping With A Purpose

Amazon Smile

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

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Kroger Community Rewards Program

Did you know you can support A Kid Again just by shopping at Kroger? It’s easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select A Kid Again as the organization you wish to support. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for A Kid Again every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

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Central Ohio Staff

Chris Elliott
Executive Director
Ann Fixari
Coordinator of Fundraising Events
Kathy M. Derr
Director of Volunteers & Programs

Central Ohio Advisory Board

Victoria Beckman, Chair
Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter
Mike Crotty, Vice Chair
Spirit Services
Brent Thomas, Secretary
Senior VP
Associated Bank
Heather Bodak, Treasurer
VP, Finance
Navigator Management Partners
Jeremy Taylor, Family Liaison
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Scott Archer
Enterprise Account Executive
Forsythe Technology
Elliot Bohling
Account Supervisor
SBC Advertising
Ben Himmel
Manager, Business Development
American Electric Power
Chad Lusher
Capital City Connections
Brad Mullenix
Vice President
Huntington National Bank
Mike Paoletta
Area Sales Leader
Nestle USA
Rick Ricart
VP, Director of Sales & Marketing
Ricart Automotive
Cassy Sleeper
Strategic Marketing Manager
Bruner Corp.
Jeff White

Central Ohio Sponsors

Hope Annual Donation Level

Happiness Annual Donation Level

Anderson Aluminum
Barbara and Thad Matta
Bruner Corporation
Certified Oil
Columbus Crew
Greg Mauer
Jean and Ted Paxton
John Lohrman
Magic Mountain
Mike Hurd
Park National Bank
Reynoldsburg High School
Stub Hub
The Ohio State Universtiy Mens Basketball
The Righter Co. Inc
Ticket Master
TP Mechanical
Wenger Temperature Control


Healing Annual Donation Level

ABB We Care
Abercrombie and Fitch
Alliance Data
Arch Insurance Group
Bob Evans
Cardinal Health Foundation
Christine Andersen
Credit Union of Ohio
Diamond Cellard
Emerson Charitable Trust
Honda R&D Americas
Jeffery Feinman
Jen Bowden
John Kelley
Johnson Controls
Kevin Gadd
Limback Company
Marsh & McLennan Agency
McDaniels Construction
Mid-City Electric Company
Pete Miller
Plante Moran LLC
Rhonda and Jeremy Taylor
Sauer Group Inc
See Kids Dream
Todd Hays
Total Quality Logistics LLC
United Health Care
US Bank National Association
Westerville Cares


Want to Make a
Bigger Impact?

In the United States alone, 500,000 kids are battling a life-threatening illness. At any point in time, 5,000 children are living in the last 6 months of their lives. Help us deliver smiles and memories that will last until the next adventure to families in our community. Visit our sponsor page to learn how you can get involved year round.

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