Abigail Wexner

Abigail S. Wexner, Co-Chair

  • Abigail Wexner, lawyer and community activist, is involved in philanthropic work nationally and locally, with a particular focus on children’s issues.
  • Abigail is the Founder and Chair of The Center for Family Safety and Healing, an organization working to break the cycle of family violence in homes, schools, work places, and neighborhoods throughout central Ohio. Toward this end, The Center, under her leadership, has mobilized community resources, raised community awareness, supported new initiatives for prevention and intervention, and increased community participation in the area of family violence.
  • In addition to her work in the area of family violence, Wexner serves on the boards of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Limited Brands, Pelotonia, The Wexner Center Foundation, and the United States Equestrian Team Foundation.

Wexner created The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day, an equestrian show jumping event, designed to raise money annually for the Coalition. Since its inception, The Classic has raised over $17 million to benefit the Coalition.

She is the Founder and Chair of the Board for KidsOhio.org and the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, Vice Chair of the Board of KIPP Journey Academy, and a past Chair of the Governing Committee of The Columbus Foundation. Wexner also held a Presidential appointment to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

From 2005 through July 2012, Wexner served as Chair of the Board of Directors for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Under Wexner’s leadership, Nationwide Children’s completed the largest pediatric expansion in our nation’s history and has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals list every year since 2006.

Prior to moving to Columbus, she practiced law with the London and New York offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell. She is a graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and New York University School of Law.