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West Point Band to perform for community during Veterans Legacy Summit

The West Point Band educates, trains, and inspires the United States Military Corps of Cadets through music. Through the Veterans Legacy Summit Nov. 14-15 in Sarasota, our community will have the chance to become inspired as the West Point Band performs for our community. Presented by The Patterson Foundation, the Veterans Legacy Summit brings to… Read more »

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Veterans Legacy Summit features partnership with The Hermitage Artist Retreat

Partnership has many implications; but perhaps most importantly a partnership implies a joining of resources to achieve a common goal. Equally implied is a mutuality of benefit – that all partners gain something of value in the process. The Hermitage Artist Retreat has had the privilege of being one of the early partners with The… Read more »

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Get “Zoned In” at the Veterans Legacy Summit workshops and panels

The Patterson Foundation will host Zoned In, on Saturday, Nov. 15, as part of the Veterans Legacy Summit. During Zoned In, participants will share thought-provoking ideas through panel discussions and workshops to challenge assumptions about what it means to honor service members, veterans, and their families. Here’s what to expect: Learn how philanthropic organizations support veterans-related… Read more »

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Forever Miss Americas join Veterans Legacy Summit festivities

Miss America has always been a wonderful symbol of our country. Over the years, the organization has made a difference in people’s lives through countless charitable and community endeavors. Jean Bartel, Miss America 1943, went so far as to use her celebrity in the war effort. She was credited with selling more Series E war… Read more »

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Brentwood Elementary, Florida Studio Theatre link education standards

The job of an educator is difficult — there is no doubt about it. They deal with a variety of children, each one with a unique personality and unique needs. They are tasked with teaching concepts in multiple subject areas, assisting in the development of various skills, and keeping a well ordered classroom. Add to the… Read more »

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Beyond the merger, nonprofits can come together to benefit clients and others

Jo DeBolt, a partner at LaPiana Consulting, recently penned a blog post about nonprofit merger myths. I appreciated what she had to say partly because it touched on information I’ve collected over the past few years of the many ways that organizations who serve clients (people and animals) can find ways to be more effective and… Read more »

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Patriot Plaza guides to begin offering tours Oct. 7

Patriot Plaza at Sarasota National Cemetery is a unique amphitheater surrounded by stunning sculptures and artwork. Many have said it is like an outdoor museum. With that in mind, a program has been created that provides trained guides for those who would like to experience a tour of the space to uncover a deeper understanding… Read more »

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Uncovering keys to creating organizational change

Three labs down and three to go. On Sept. 12, 16 organizations that comprise the Recoding Organizational DNA initiative convened once again at Girl Scout Gulfcoast Event and Conference Center. Board members, CEOs, executive directors, and staff from the organizations listened as Bill Horne, the city manager of Clearwater, shared his experiences in creating systemic change across… Read more »

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Introducing the Aspiration to Actions Public Innovators

A very hearty congratulations to the newest class of Public Innovators trained by The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.  The Patterson Foundation is very proud to announce that the following individuals recently completed a three-day intensive training program that equipped them with tools and techniques they can apply to their work in the community. Participants… Read more »

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Collaboratory demonstrates philanthropy and educational innovation

The buzzword in higher education these days is “innovation.” The impetus for creative change pushes these institutions against a tough obstacle: innovation and change require entrepreneurial spirt and investment. But, money and time are scarce. This is where philanthropic efforts come into the picture. Major institutions have always been able to count on successful alumni… Read more »

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Nurturing organizational change

Sixteen organizations Sixteen different missions Sixteen different perspectives Sixteen different sets of programs and funding sources Sixteen different areas of expertise Sixteen organizations willing to Lead the Change. That’s one unifying theme. “The purpose is to explore how diverse organizations can unify around a common theme to share and learn, and to use their respective… Read more »