The Patterson Foundation will increase for the second time its commitment to match donations dollar-for-dollar made to The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama tornado relief fund — up to $250,000. The match increase will provide funds to nonprofit agencies, religious organizations and governmental entities that provide long-term disaster assistance to communities in Northeast Alabama.
“The outpouring of generosity from the Northeast Alabama community continues to inspire us,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. “Through the additional match increase, we have the opportunity to help The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama generate even more dollars to continue its important work to help those impacted by the tornadoes.”
In August, The Patterson Foundation partnered with The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama and committed to match up to $100,000 in donations received to seed a tornado relief fund benefiting Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Etowah and Talladega counties. A month later, The Patterson Foundation increased its match commitment to $200,000 after learning The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama had met the original challenge.
“The Patterson Foundation amazed us by increasing the challenge not once, but twice,” said Jennifer S. Maddox, President and CEO of The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama. “I am deeply appreciative of The Patterson Foundation for inspiring us to grow into a new role, of our donors who believed in our cause, and of The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama staff and board members who worked tirelessly to reach this monumental achievement on behalf of our communities.”
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