The mission of the Patton Family Charitable Foundation is to bring the family of Richard Patton together in a common purpose of charitable giving. In addition to furthering the good work of the charities they choose to support, the family looks to the foundation as a way to come closer, to share values and social concerns, and to honor the memory of Richard Patton.

While individual interests may vary, the trustees agree to select at least one cause each year for significant shared support. The balance of annual giving will be divided evenly among the trustees to be given at their discretion. The family reaffirms the importance of giving back and doing good; to that end they will seek out other like-minded donors to enhance the impact of their giving. While continuing to embrace the foundation’s dual focus on family and philanthropy, the Trustees now plan to spend down the foundation’s assets over the next several years.

For 2013 the Foundation will not accept unsolicited proposals, but may request letters of inquiry from organizations working in targeted areas of interest.