John Ferguson joined The Patterson Foundation as a fellow in April 2020. His fellowship consisted of collaborating within and managing multiple special projects across different initiatives to provide strategic value and further innovation. His primary roles included managing the Digital Access for All initiative and extensive involvement with Advancing Mission Thrivability and Patriot Plaza.
John received his degree from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the world's first school dedicated solely to the study and teaching of philanthropy. He was named Chancellor's Scholar for his graduating class and proudly serves on the Alumni Board for the school.
Before joining TPF, he spent three years with Indiana United Ways in various roles dedicated to supporting all local United Ways throughout Indiana. Prior to that, John was in hospitality for more than 18 years in a myriad of roles, including trainer and manager. He is passionate about helping people and organizations thrive.
John is a huge Chicago Cubs fan and avid concert-goer (pre-COVID). He enjoys connecting with friends and family, fantasy football, and discovering new music in his free time.
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