Season of Sharing
Strengthening the Impact
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Why does The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?
The Patterson Foundation strengthens the efforts of people, organizations, and communities by inspiring generosity during the Season of Sharing campaign. Preventing homelessness not only improves the lives of those in need, it is also an effective use of community resources.
The Patterson Foundation demonstrates that every citizen and organization must be part of a solution. With more than 2,000 donors each year, Season of Sharing is a model for the nation.
What is the impact of The Patterson Foundation’s support of Season of Sharing?
2014 – The Patterson Foundation provided the Season of Sharing initiative with $2,726,224 in matched funds, which attracted $6,646,219 from 16,664 total gifts.
November 2013 – The Patterson Foundation announces it will match up to $500,000 in new or increased donations made to Season of Sharing.
February 2012 – The 2011–2012 Season of Sharing campaign reaches a new milestone of $1.6 million, supported by a $500,000 match by The Patterson Foundation.
July 2012 – The Patterson Foundation announces a $250,000 match for donations made to the Diane McFarlin Season of Sharing Endowment Fund, which ensures emergency funds for families on the verge of homelessness will always be available.
November 2011 – The Patterson Foundation issues a $500,000 matching challenge for all new or increased donations made to Season of Sharing.
2010 – The Patterson Foundation issues a $500,000 match for all new or increased donations made to Season of Sharing.
2009 –The Patterson Foundation contributes a $250,000 downstroke and $250,000 matching challenge to Season of Sharing.