• 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.
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
December 18, 2018

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Launches Community Book Circles with Author Event

Award-winning author Joy Thomas Moore will discuss “The Power of Presence” with community members exploring the book
December 11, 2018

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

The Patterson Foundation will make additional $100,000 contributions for every $500,000 raised by the community
November 20, 2018

The Patterson Foundation to Match Nonprofit Earned-Income Plan Investments

The match will benefit organizations participating in Margin & Mission Ignition, an initiative of The Patterson Foundation focused on boosting nonprofit mission impact through earned-income strategies

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