Student Emergency Fund Endowment

Established September 2011

Student Emergency Fund Endowment

The Purpose

Before they can thrive in the classroom, students need basics like appropriate clothes, shoes, eyeglasses, medical treatment, and food. The Patterson Foundation worked with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to meet one-time emergency funding needs for students in Sarasota County, Florida, through the Student Emergency Fund. The Student Emergency Fund ensures that asset-limited students have the resources they need to be productive and engaged in learning.


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Why does The Patterson Foundation support this endowment?

Understanding that disaster takes many forms, The Patterson Foundation works to create outcomes that strengthen people, organizations, and communities recovering from challenging circumstances. From a catastrophic storm to an unpaid bill for a family working to make ends meet, people routinely face unforeseen challenges that affect their well-being.

Who manages this endowment?

The Student Emergency Fund Endowment is managed by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Who can I contact about this endowment?

For more information about this endowment, contact Michael Corley, Senior Consultant for TPF Administration: