Philanthropy

Philanthropy Masters Graduates Join Patterson Foundation as Fellows

Alexander and Rachel Ploss are newest members of the foundation's fellows program.

05/11/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

There's Still Time to Donate to Community Foundation's 24-Hour Giving Challenge

More than 700 nonprofits participate in the event, which has raised more than $59 million since 2012.

04/26/2022 By Staff

Veterans

Tidewell Foundation Unveils Patriot Plaza Art at Special Event

The Patterson Foundation donated the glass monument that once stood at Patriot Plaza to the Tidewell Foundation and the Tidewell Honors Veterans Program.

03/24/2022 By Staff

Good Deeds

Community Raises $1.7 Million-Plus for Season of Sharing This Year

Since its inception 21 years ago, Season of Sharing has distributed more than $31 million to more than 38,000 local families.

12/09/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Manatee Community Foundation to Host Covid-19 Information Event

Attendees will have the chance to hear from local health experts regarding Covid-19 data, testing, vaccine hesitancy and community response.

08/30/2021 By Staff

The Bay

Patterson Foundation Announces $4 Million Matching Challenge for The Bay

Each time a philanthropist donates $5 million to Phase 1 of The Bay, the foundation will contribute $1 million, up to a total of $4 million.

07/20/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Maribel Martinez Joins The Patterson Foundation as Digital Initiative Consultant

Martinez's career has focused on digital inclusion and closing the digital divide.

04/22/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Patterson Foundation Hires Cheri Coryea as Initiative Consultant

Prior to joining the foundation, Coryea was the Manatee County administrator.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Business

Foundation Connects Local Nonprofits With Revenue-Generating Pilot Project

Through the program, nonprofits can invite board members, volunteers and other stakeholders to provide feedback on well-known brands for consumer research purposes.

02/15/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Patterson Foundation Purchases Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Mortgages

The one-time purchase will give Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity the capacity to build 70 homes over the next two years.

01/22/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Gives $250,000 to Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Since 2012, The Patterson Foundation has contributed more than $4.75 million to CDP to support efforts for major disasters.

10/29/2020 By Staff

Good News

2020 Giving Challenge Raises a Record $18.4 Million

The funds support nearly 700 local nonprofits.

05/05/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Local Organizations Strengthen Season of Sharing Campaign

Matching gift opportunities of up to $500,000 are available from The Patterson Foundation for a total of $1.5 million in additional funds.

03/23/2020 By Staff

Black History Month

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Patterson Foundation Present ‘Voices’ Readings for Black History Month

The organizations will offer three free staged readings of a new one-act play called "Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, A Walk to Respect."

02/06/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Donates $250,000 Match for Global Disaster Recovery

The donation supports disaster-recovery efforts worldwide.

02/04/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Raises More Than $1 Million for Season of Sharing

The milestone sparked a second $100,000 contribution to the campaign from The Patterson Foundation.

12/27/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

The Patterson Foundation Invests $250,000 in the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The foundation has contributed more than $1.5 million to the campaign since 2013.

12/09/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Season of Sharing

Additional $100,000 contributions will be made each time the community raises $500,000 to support people on the verge of homelessness.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Bullet points

Five Tips on How to Improve Your Community From Richard C. Harwood

The author and motivational speaker visited Sarasota last week to discuss his new book, Stepping Forward: A Positive, Practical Path to Transform Our Communities and Our Lives.

11/04/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Lectures

Patterson Foundation to Host Public Innovation Leader Rich Harwood

Harwood will appear at a series of free speaking events.

10/23/2019 Photography by Staff