Established August 2014
Dorothy Patterson Fund
Honoring Dorothy Patterson’s hometown, the Dorothy Patterson Fund is a $1 million endowment at The New York Community Trust that assists organizations serving those less fortunate in Ossining, New York. The Patterson Foundation contributed a one-time gift to create an endowment to fund and honor organizations in Ossining, New York, where Dorothy grew up. The Westchester Community Foundation, which is a division of The New York Community Trust and has a 40-year history serving Ossining, conducts informed grantmaking on behalf of those less fortunate.
Why does The Patterson Foundation support this endowment?
The Dorothy Patterson Fund pays tribute to the Patterson family’s history. During the ten years when Dorothy was active with The Patterson Foundation, she did not direct any of the Foundation’s largest funding toward Ossining. But because it was her hometown, The Patterson Foundation deemed it appropriate to make this one-time gift to create an endowment fund in Dorothy’s honor and the place where she grew up.