• Press Releases

    Press Releases

    For media inquiries, contact MagnifyGood, The Patterson Foundation’s strategic communications partner, at (941) 953-9191.

For media inquiries, contact MagnifyGood, The Patterson Foundation’s strategic communications partner, at (941) 953-9191.
December 09, 2019

The Patterson Foundation Invests 250,000 Dollars in the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Since 2013, the foundation has supported the Campaign’s efforts to promote early school success in more than 300 communities
November 20, 2019

Community Generosity Sparks $100,000 Season of Sharing Contribution From The Patterson Foundation

Additional $100,000 contributions will be made each time the community raises $500,000 to support people on the verge of homelessness
October 22, 2019

The Patterson Foundation to Host Public Innovation Leader Rich Harwood at Free Community Speaking Events

Rich Harwood will give keynote speeches in Manatee and Sarasota counties, kicking off a series of book circles to discuss his new book “Stepping Forward”
October 10, 2019

$5 Million in Private Contributions to The Bay Triggers Additional $1 Million Gift From The Patterson Foundation

The Bay has raised $8 million total to fund nearly one-third of Phase 1 of the new public park along Sarasota’s bayfront
September 26, 2019

The Patterson Foundation Commits up to $100,000 to NetHope's Response Efforts in the Bahamas

The commitment will support NetHope’s efforts to bring connectivity and power to areas in the Bahamas impacted by Hurricane Dorian
September 11, 2019

The Patterson Foundation Provides $250,000 for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The contribution will support medium- to long-term recovery efforts for Hurricane Dorian
July 08, 2019

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Pacesetter Honors Announced

Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties recognized for work in supporting early school success
May 21, 2019

The Patterson Foundation Backs The Bay With Up to $5 Million Investment

The investment will both catalyze and strengthen The Bay’s commitment to excellence in transforming Sarasota’s bayfront
May 08, 2019

The Patterson Foundation Commits Up to $1 Million to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Global Recovery Fund

The contribution will strengthen CDP’s support for medium- and long-term recovery efforts following Tropical Cyclone Idai and other international disasters
April 02, 2019

The Patterson Foundation, Herald-Tribune Media Group Partner to Create Aspirations Journalism

The initiative focuses on informing and encouraging communities to be a part of the solution to relevant social issues
March 12, 2019

The Patterson Foundation Matches Over $190,000 in Nonprofit Earned-Income Plan Investments

The Foundation matched contributions made toward the startup costs of plans developed by each nonprofit participating in its Margin & Mission Ignition initiative
March 05, 2019

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Master's Student Joining The Patterson Foundation as Fellow

Hannah Saeger Karnei will contribute to initiatives strengthening people, organizations, and communities
February 06, 2019

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Welcomes DeSoto County

DeSoto joins Charlotte, Manatee, and Sarasota counties in the regional effort to promote reading proficiency for children
January 10, 2019

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Honors Attendance Poster Contest Winners

Students created posters to emphasize the importance of going to school every day
January 03, 2019

More Than $1 Million Raised for Season of Sharing

The milestone sparked an additional $100,000 contribution from The Patterson Foundation

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