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.
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.
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.
This national organization provides a connection point and serves as a resource for college age students living with diabetes.
The Patterson Foundation has formed a collaborative partnership with USF Health to create New Realities of how populations manage chronic disease.
The Patterson Foundation, a Sarasota, Fla.-based New Realities Foundation, supports innovative collaborations among organizations, including those who work to relieve and assist individuals and families in crisis.
The Patterson Foundation, a Sarasota, Fla.-based New Realities Foundation, recently announced the launch of a Student Emergency Fund to provide basic necessities on an emergency basis for area students in need, including urgent medical and dental care, clothing, shoes, school supplies and toiletries. The program will initially be launched in six Sarasota County schools.
The Patterson Foundation, a Sarasota, Florida-based New Realities Foundation, recently announced that it would match every dollar raised by the Florida Arthritis Foundation through its series of 2010 Jingle Bell Run/Walk events up to $250,000.
At a time when the future of traditional journalism is in flux, The Patterson Foundation recently supported the Block by Block Community News Summit in Chicago where more than 100 operators of local news sites and blogs from across the country met for the first time to discuss community news innovation and sustainability.
In September 2010, The Patterson Foundation hosted its first symposium in partnership with the Sarasota County School District.
Between interactive theatre games and dramatic readings presented by Florida Studio Theatre, more than 80 Sarasota County curriculum specialists and education leaders from local arts, science and history organizations met Wednesday to exchange ideas at a symposium hosted by The Patterson Foundation and the Sarasota County School District.
In May 2010, we began exploring how a caring community comes together to respond to a disaster.
The Patterson Foundation, its consortia partners, and the Sarasota School District are conducting a symposium series during the 2010-11 school year to enhance collaborative connections among local arts, science and history organizations and Sarasota County K-12 schools. Click here to view the full list of symposia agendas and discussions.
SCOPE recently announced it has been chosen to partner with The Patterson Foundation (TPF) on a new initiative targeting the dignity and independence of older adults. SCOPE received a $195,000 gift from TPF to fund the research-discovery phase of the initiative.
The New Media Journalism Initiative began its journey in fall 2009 with a few important stars to guide us.