Sister M. Lucia Haas Scholarship FAQs
- Why include the Roman Catholic Church in an initiative honoring the Patterson heritage?
Their Roman Catholic faith was an important part of Dorothy and Jim’s lives. They met at a St. Augustine’s Catholic school and were married in St. Augustine Catholic Church. Later, Dorothy volunteered at St. Agnes’ Children’s Hospital and supported the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor at St. Augustine’s Church.
- Why did The Patterson Foundation (TPF) select Sister M. Lucia Haas to take a part in the initiative?
After Jim’s death in 1997, Sister M. Lucia Haas became a close friend of Dorothy Patterson.
- How were Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School and its students chosen to be the beneficiary of the Scholarship Endowment?
Sister M. Lucia Haas, President of Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School (and has been with the school for 30 years), said Dorothy Patterson’s first gift to Cardinal Mooney many years ago supported scholarships for needy students. The Patterson Foundation (TPF) chose to honor that legacy to Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009.
- When will TPF make its gift to Cardinal Mooney students?
TPF made a $1 million contribution to establish the fund in 2011 and issued a one-to-one matching challenge up to an additional $1 million. With the success of the match, Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School will add at least $3 million to the endowment.
- What other grants will TPF be making to catholic organizations or causes?
TPF has selected nine legacy initiatives to honor the Patterson heritage. Each initiative is a learning journey toward TPF’s ultimate work to carry out transformational work and relieve the impact of crises. TPF does not have grant cycles and is not accepting any proposals.
- How can an organization apply for support?
TPF is focused on its strategic initiatives and not accepting any proposals.