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Our Mission

Offering empowering tools to individuals, families and communities, through supporting education initiatives, charitable giving and strategies for sustainability

Our Vision

To assist individuals to reach their potential through the cultivation of their education, gifts and talents, strengthening families and supporting healthy communities.

The Patterson Foundation

The Patterson Foundation was formed to honor the legacy of Virginia Patterson (1923-2018), which represents strong women in our world who are committed to family, education, hard work, community and culture. Virginia's life work contributed to the health and vitality of her family. She left an inheritance which serves as a perpetual investment to improve and sustain the quality of life for individuals and community, the pillars of our foundation.

John K. Patterson


Yvonne Garrett Patterson



I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone

across the waters to create many ripples.

Mother Teresa


100 Blanchard Road, South Orange, New Jersey 07079

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