Photo:  Hannah Saeger Karnei, Inaugural TPF Fellow
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Photo: All Fellows meeting 2023
Photo: TPF Fellows Hannah Saeger Karnei, John Ferguson, and Abby Rolland
TPF Beyond Network


TPF Beyond Network

Who is TPF Beyond Network?

To Propel Fellows Beyond (TPFBN) is a community of possibilitarians consisting of current, past, and incoming individuals in The Patterson Foundation Fellows Program. Brought together by a common commitment to our values and goals, The Patterson Foundation Fellows are a diverse group of individuals striving to create the future as we imagine it can be. Focused on possibilities, we work individually and collectively to advance philanthropic leadership and philanthropy as a sector. Knowing each Fellow brings their own unique skills and strengths, all Fellows are open to learning, growing, evolving, and stretching in pursuit of a more inclusive and vibrant world.

Values and Guiding Principles

Knowing our differences creates our strength. The Patterson Foundation Fellows will strive to embody the values illustrated here through the fellowship and in their future endeavors.
Fellows work with others to strengthen their impact by:
  • Being accessible and engaged with current, past, and future Fellows
  • Striving to learn as we collaborate regardless of current roles
  • Engaging with TPF leadership and staff to add value
Fellows believe meaningful change requires commitment and persistence. We encourage this by:
  • Seeking new ideas and building connective tissue beyond the current network
  • Pursuing positions in forward-thinking organizations
  • Undertaking philanthropic work in innovative ways
  • Celebrating progress while still investing for long-term impact
Fellows invest for lasting impact by:
  • Committing to deep, lasting relationships with current, past, and future Fellows
  • Recruiting and supporting future Fellows
  • Advocating for and mentoring current and past Fellows
  • Pursuing leadership roles

Commitment to Inclusivity

When we are all alike, it is impossible to grow. TPF Beyond Network is committed to fostering a community within and a world outside that actively improves in areas historically weak in inclusion or unequal in power balance. Regardless of race, gender, sex, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability, TPF Beyond Network strives to welcome all, value all, and advocate for a more just world.

Current Fellows

Launched Fellows

TPF Fellows Connor LaGrange, Michael Zimmerman, Rachel Hettinger, and Kellie Alexander discuss what it’s like being a fellow with The Patterson Foundation.
(total time: 21 minutes)

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