Vice President, Corporate Citizenship President, Nationwide Foundation
Chad Jester is the Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and President of the Nationwide Foundation. His responsibilities include leading Nationwide’s national philanthropic investments, associate volunteer and workplace giving programs, education initiatives and civic engagement.
The Nationwide Foundation is a nonprofit private foundation, and one of the largest corporate foundations in the United States. Founded in 1959, the Nationwide Foundation has contributed more than $550 million since 2000.
With an ongoing dedication to community service, Chad is active with a variety of local and national nonprofit organizations. His current board service includes:
- Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (Past Chair)
- FutureReady Columbus
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
- The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- The American Red Cross Corporate Advisory Council
Chad earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.