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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.
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.
November 19, 2013

Gift to aid Typhoon Haiyan relief

Partnership with NetHope boosts communications, emergency-response coordination in the Philippines.
October 15, 2013

Students with Diabetes Receives $90,000 Novo Nordisk Grant

Students with Diabetes, which creates community and connections among young people with diabetes, recently received a $90,000 grant from global healthcare company Novo Nordisk.
October 15, 2013

"Cut it or Keep it" event raises nearly $10,000 for Bringing Science Home Endowment

The Patterson Foundation matched a $9,780 donation to the Bringing Science Home Endowment.
October 06, 2013

Foundation Announces Clawback Challenge to Benefit Nonprofits

The Patterson Foundation has announced a dollar-for-dollar matching opportunity to support four community organizations in Southwest Florida as they recover from being forced to return more than $1.2 million in charitable donations clawed back following the Nadel Ponzi scheme.
September 04, 2013

Teachers receive more than $73,000 in Exploration Funding

Fifty-one Sarasota County teachers and teacher teams received good news as they welcomed their students back to the classroom this month. The Exploration funding proposals they submitted to the Education Foundation of Sarasota County in June will receive full funding, benefitting more than 7,900 students at 23 different schools.
July 31, 2013

EdExploreSRQ report shows increased teacher awareness, room to grow

Sarasota County teachers have increased awareness of EdExploreSRQ, the online platform created in partnership with The Patterson Foundation that connects teachers and students to education experiences, according to a new report.
June 14, 2013

Legacy of Valor campaign expands reach with new partnerships

We kicked off the Legacy of Valor campaign just two months ago, and today we're pleased to announce 13 new community partners will join us to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and pass freedom on to others.
May 26, 2013

Tending to the business side: A first-hand perspective on business training for indie publishers

When I started Baristanet, one of the first hyperlocal news sites in the country, in 2004, I didn't realize I was starting a new industry.
May 26, 2013

A team effort to honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day

The Patterson Foundation team was out in full force Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to our nation's fallen heroes and share about creating a legacy in their honor.
May 13, 2013

The Patterson Foundation recognizes EdExploreSRQ platform champions

The Patterson Foundation (TPF) recognized EdExplore SRQ champions with the "Pay it Forward Awards" to recognize teachers and organizations that embraced EdExploreSRQ and its possibilities in one of four ways during the online platforms first two years.
April 16, 2013

Community Partnership, Endowment to Increase Student Access to Experiential Learning 'Explorations'

Exciting changes are in store for EdExploreSRQ, an initiative that provides students with valuable exposure to arts, science and culture through "explorations," in-classroom and off-campus experiences that are offered by 36 partner organizations.
April 08, 2013

Lt. Gen. Jerry Hilmes Inspires Community Partners at Legacy of Valor Kickoff

During an inspiring kickoff to the Legacy of Valor campaign, Lt. Gen. Jerry Hilmes, U.S. Army (Ret.), gave a heartfelt speech about the role of our community in honoring the service of all our military and their families.

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