• 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.
January 14, 2015

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Leader Featured at Sarasota Breakfast

The public is invited to meet Ralph Smith during The Patterson Foundation’s “Breakfast with a Visionary.”
January 08, 2015

Season of Sharing Surpasses Million-Dollar Milestone During the Holidays

Community generosity to trigger additional incentives from The Patterson Foundation.
December 15, 2014

Surge in Season of Sharing Donations Triggers $100,000 Contribution from The Patterson Foundation

Additional $100,000 contributions will be given for every $500,000 raised.
November 24, 2014

The Patterson Foundation’s Season of Sharing Commitment Fosters Community Generosity

Donations will coincide with key milestones during the 2014–2015 campaign.
November 11, 2014

National Military Leaders to be Featured in Veterans Legacy Summit

Representatives of Joining Forces and the Chief of Staff of the Army will visit Sarasota following Veterans Day.
October 24, 2014

The Patterson Foundation Contributes Appreciation Award to Season of Sharing Fiscal Stewards

The gift gives direct support to local agencies administering the campaign’s funds to those in need.
October 15, 2014

The Patterson Foundation to Host Veterans Legacy Summit Nov. 14–15

Registration is now open for this conference for leaders supporting veterans and military families.
September 09, 2014

The Patterson Foundation Commits Gift to NetHope Ebola Response Effort

The gift will enhance the communications capabilities of humanitarian groups involved in outbreak relief.
August 04, 2014

The Patterson Foundation to Kick Off New Initiative with Speech by National Public Innovation Leader

Rich Harwood, founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, to give presentation Aug. 12 in Lakewood Ranch.
July 02, 2014

Homelessness Agencies Selected to Participate in Organizational Development Initiative

Recoding Organizational DNA will give the groups a platform to enhance their operational capacities.
June 28, 2014

Patriot Plaza Unveiled in Community Dedication Ceremony

The region’s newest pride point is open and available to host public events honoring veterans and military families.
April 21, 2014

The Patterson Foundation Increases Support for Center for Disaster Philanthropy

$50,000 gift affirms the foundation’s ongoing commitment to CDP’s operations.
April 14, 2014

Foundation Matches Community Donations Supporting Local Troops

More than $1,500 in donations made to Manasota Operation Troop Support were doubled by The Patterson Foundation as part of a Legacy of Valor community promotion.
November 26, 2013

Joint fundraising opportunity demonstrates successful community partner collaboration benefiting veterans

The Patterson Foundation announces the successful completion of the Unified Legacy of Valor Opportunity. The campaign was a new, targeted approach that included 12 local community organizations working together to meet individual goals. The campaign raised more than $273,000 in support of programs benefiting local veterans and their families.
November 24, 2013

The Patterson Foundation to Match Season of Sharing Donations

The Patterson Foundation announced it will once again match up to $500,000 in new or increased donations made to Season of Sharing, the campaign to help Southwest-Florida families on the verge of homelessness.

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