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    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.
January 31, 2011

Database to Help Streamline Connection Coordination

The Patterson Foundation is supporting the Sarasota County School District to develop a user-friendly database that will include information for teachers to select and plan experiences that align with the curriculum.
January 30, 2011

Next Symposium Set for February To Focus on STEM

The next symposium, scheduled for February 2011, will feature integrating community experiences and classrooms to support Sarasota County STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) improvement goals.
January 10, 2011

Red Cross Receives $150,000 Donation from The Patterson Foundation

The Patterson Foundation, a New Realities foundation in Sarasota, Fla., recently donated a $150,000 gift for the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund. This gift will help recovery efforts for future disasters that have had little attention from the media. Some of the funds have already been used to send relief supplies such as insecticide-treated mosquito nets, blankets, hygiene kits as well as kitchen sets to flood victims in Colombia and Panama. The American Red Cross is also providing health services and disaster preparedness education in an ongoing program.
January 02, 2011

Connecting to Learning: In, Through and About the Arts

The second symposium was held December 1, 2010 and featured arts integration as a successful teaching strategy.
December 30, 2010

Arthritis Initiative Update - 2010

Dorothy Patterson lived with rheumatoid arthritis for many years. In her honor, The Patterson Foundation has partnered with Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter to inspire philanthropy, greater generosity and participation in its 2010 Jingle Bell Run/Walk series.
December 20, 2010

Lessons learned from a year exploring new media journalism

One year ago, The Patterson Foundation began an exploration of new media journalism in hopes of finding ways to enable and sustain innovation. This journey began at a time of great change, even chaos, in the world of journalism. Traditional news organizations were coming off a year of devastating staffing reductions. Startups were proliferating representing a wondrous variety of journalism forms, from investigative reporting to neighborhood-level coverage. Journalism schools were starting new programs focused on entrepreneurial skills for young practitioners who could no longer count on the old organizations or the old career ladder.
December 20, 2010

A roadmap for working with defined journalism communities

Initiative Manager Janet Coats provides a glimpse into the initiative focus and path for 2011, including working with two specific journalism communities. Read the full report, Lessons Learned from a Year Exploring New Media Journalism.
December 20, 2010

Initiative to focus on targeted efforts in 2011

Initiative Manager Janet Coats recaps what she has learned after a year exploring new media journalism. Access the full report, Lessons Learned from a Year Exploring New Media Journalism.
December 20, 2010

Exploring online collaboration for journalism innovators

Initiative Manager Janet Coats discusses projects and events undertaken by the New Journalism Media Initiatives in 2010. Read the full report, Lessons Learned from a Year Exploring New Media Journalism.
December 20, 2010

2010 Year in Review

Initiative Manager Janet Coats recaps the year exploring new media journalism and offers a plan for 2011 in her full report, Lessons Learned from a Year Exploring New Media Journalism.
December 17, 2010

Life with diabetes intense, emotional for children and parents

When I collapsed with a diabetic low in the home supply store while holiday shopping a couple of weeks ago, my 65-year-old father was faced again with the great pain in his life. He couldn't make my diabetes go away.
December 02, 2010

A year of exploration

Throughout the past 10 months, we have been fortunate to speak with many of the best and brightest in the dementia field and to those impacted by dementia.
December 01, 2010

Educators, Artists Seek to Inspire Students

In September, The Patterson Foundation and the Sarasota County School District hosted a symposium that brought more than 80 local educators and education directors from Sarasota-area arts, science and history organizations together to explore ways to engage students in learning and successfully meet new state and national education standards. On Wednesday, the second event in The Patterson Foundation Symposium Series focused on techniques to integrate the arts throughout the curriculum to spark understanding, inspire curiosity and reach non-traditional learners.
November 30, 2010

Bringing Science Home launches organization for students with diabetes

This national organization provides a connection point and serves as a resource for college age students living with diabetes.
November 21, 2010

The Patterson Foundation, USF announce $5.6 million collaboration to transform chronic illness

The Patterson Foundation has formed a collaborative partnership with USF Health to create New Realities of how populations manage chronic disease.

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