Young boy and his mother reading together on a park bench

Community Education at the Manatee County Fair

For an exciting 10 days in January, the Manatee County Fair was the place to be. Each night, thousands of children, adults and families walked through the gates to experience community, rides, games, animals and food. The staff… Read More

Celebrating Regional Attendance Awareness Poster Contest Winners

We began with 38,000 students creating posters for the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Attendance Awareness Poster Contest, and ended up with 27 students named as Regional Winners. These 27 talented students were selected by our panel of… Read More

Circus Sarasota Partnership Honors Poster Contest Winners

A main pillar of The Patterson Foundation is “Partners with a Purpose,” which is all about encouraging purposeful collaboration. If you have ever been to the circus, think about all of the examples of purposeful collaboration you see… Read More