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. More
In 2010, The Patterson Foundation initially focused on honoring the Patterson family legacy through nine initiatives and helping people in crisis. This vital work continues. But as we’ve moved forward, the Foundation has evolved in important ways. That’s because changing reality isn’t a destination — it’s a journey.
Just as journeys can involve many modes of travel, New Realities can take numerous forms, including fresh approaches, original ideas and bold methods to leverage resources and inspire communities. Although New Realities can manifest themselves in various ways, they all have one thing in common: They result from connections made when people work together toward a common goal. At The Patterson Foundation, our work to achieve New Realities involves using Lenses to sharpen participants’ vision so that they see things not as they are, but as they could be.
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. More
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. More
As he studied hundreds of photos for images to enshrine at Sarasota National Cemetery, art project leader Larry Kirkland kept coming back to a frame he could not shake. More
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. More
Venice, Fla.-based the Rev. Liz Jensen touched on the many aspects of freedom that our nation's veterans so willingly serve to protect during her invocation at the Legacy of Valor campaign kickoff. More