Service line administrator, perioperative services division, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
About: Swift has been at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for more than 13 years where he’s focused on comprehensive surgical care for infants. He received a B.S. in business and process management and business administration and an MBA in business from Franklin University. He lives in Upper Arlington with his wife, Erxis, sons Colin and Dylan, dog Captain and a tank of fish.
Just think how little of an impact giving $100 is to most of the Future 50 recipients and how significant $5,000 could be to a nonprofit in creating an impactful community solution.
Outside of work: Swift is a governing board member of Franklinton High School, serves on the board of directors of Gladden Community House and is an active volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters Project Mentor and the Boys and Girls Club of Central Ohio. He’s also the managing partner of side gig Swiford LLC, which revitalizes neighborhoods one property at a time.
What does Columbus need to thrive? Columbus needs to continue focusing on solving three main barriers and they’re all related to access. Access to transportation. Access to information (broadband). Access to healthy foods.
Swift’s idea: Creating a community impact fund or grant program benefiting nonprofits. … The fund would be funded by the Columbus CEO’s Future 50 class members each year and awarded the same year to the nonprofit of the class’s choice. Example: Each year, each member of that class contributes $100 to the fund totaling $5,000. The nonprofit in need … would apply during the open application period, with a brief overview including a detailed explanation of exactly how they would use the funds to create a quantifiable, lasting and positive change in the community. This could be an annual project for the Future 50 program in addition to each class’s unique annual project. Just think how little of an impact giving $100 is to most of the Future 50 recipients and how significant $5,000 could be to a nonprofit in creating an impactful community solution.