• Strengthening the Impact

    Strengthening the Impact

    The Patterson Foundation strengthens the efforts of people, organizations, and communities by focusing on issues
    that address mutual aspirations, foster wide participation, and encourage learning and sharing.

The Journey: Why & How

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Shared Aspirations: Who & What

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THIS BOOK IS COOL! Register Now

Looking for fun ways to keep your kid’s mind active all summer? Sign up for THIS BOOK IS COOL! It’s a FREE program for kiddos in grades Pre-K through 3rd in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties.

THIS BOOK IS COOL! is a series of 100 webisodes to encourage a love of reading. It premiered on June 1, 2020, and since then, thousands of children from across the Suncoast region have qualified to receive free books thanks to the generosity of The Patterson Foundation.

The 50-second video crafted by Laurie Miller and Ben Tollefson from the SCGLR Engagement Team is absolutely adorable and definitely worth watching! Can you relate ;)

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