From the beginning, Open Heart Magic made a commitment to see all kids regardless of their medical conditions or physical abilities. Hospital Magicians broke out of their comfort zones to develop specialized trick adaptations and learn the different protocols required to work with kids in tough medical situations. Our Hospital Bedside Magic® program was developed with guidance from Child Life staff and continues to set itself apart from other programs by reaching every single child in a hospital.
“That was the first time I’ve seen my child smile since we’ve been here.” This statement – a common phrase for Hospital Magicians to hear – is a testament to the amazing work being done with sick kids and also to all of the people who work to make it possible: our dedicated staff, Directors, Professional Board Members, Charity Team runners, and committed volunteers.
This inspiring community continues to grow every each year and if you’d like to get involved or support kids, the Open Heart Magic community would love to have you join us.
Contact the team at Open Heart Magic if you’d like to learn more.
Principal, Strategic Wealth Partners
Corporate Strategy & Commercial Transformation Consultant, Agrawal Investments LLC
Christine Gravel-Lippoldt, Director of Marketing
Founding Partner, Proverb Associates
Vice President, Digital Sales & Podcast Partnerships, Audacy, Inc.
Elizabeth Smith, Pro Bono Outside General Counsel
Banking & Finance Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Hilary Goldin Parker, Black Tie Benefit Chair
Head of Customer Loyalty, Google
Associate Director Project Management, CBRE
Chief Human Resources Officer, Network Distribution Company
Katy Leoni, Secretary
VP, Head of Strategy & Planning for Global Solutions TransUnion
Katy Pinter, Strategy Committee
Chief Transformation Officer & SVP, Corporate Development, The Chartis Group
Kyle Furry, Treasurer
SVP, Performance Measurement, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Senior Partner Lead, Google
Executive Vice-President of Business Development, 4Front Ventures
Managing Director Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michael Hoehne, Onboarding & Engagement Committee
Principal Managing Partner, MVH Human Capital Management
Founder & Executive Director, Open Heart Magic
Vice President, Global Total Rewards & People Analytics, Kellogg Company
Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer, Illinois Tool Works
SVP, Retirement Plan Division, Northeast Division, Capital Group
Sr. Client Executive, IW Technologies
Principal, Acquisitions Sterling Bay
Senior Industry Manager, Sales – Retail, Pinterest
VP, Partnership & Business Development, The Seismic Group
Sean McCarthy, Executive Committee Chair
Cloud Leader, Deloitte
Shira Miller, Child Life Liaison & Children’s Hospital Advisor
Manager-Child Life & Creative Arts Therapies, Certified Child Life Specialist, Rush University Medical Center
SVP, Senior Retirement Strategist, Capital Group