The Goals of the Foundation
Patrick's positive energy was contagious, inspiring the Foundation to pay forward to others Patrick's incredible passion, work ethic, devotion to healthy living, and loving and respecting one another. OUR VISION is to reach out to our community, our youth and eventually beyond to share Patrick's story. We want to encourage and inspire all, as Patrick did, to embrace a mutually supportive culture, assisting each other to lead a healthier, happier, more compassionate life. If in particular we can educate our youth in the importance of having each other's back, seek to face challenges together, we are confident that they can overcome adversity, feel welcome and NEVER ALONE. These principles guide the Foundations actions and support OUR CORE VALUES.
please see "giving back" setting forth initiatives to fulfill our mission and carry out our vision.
The Foundation is comprised of 9 trustees. All trustees work on a volunteer basis. The goals of the trustees are to spread the word about Patrick's Promise, be sure the foundation's mission is respected, organize sub committees and volunteers to help with fundraisers and sponsorships, and collect and account for all donations.
On August 18, 2015, Patrick's Promise received its 501(c) (3) status from the Internal Revenue Service, as a public charity. Therefore contributions to Patrick's Promise are tax deductible to donors.
The Foundation operates as a Trust that is registered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General - Division of Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities (YES it's a mouthful).
how we respectfully ask for help!
Through The Office of the Attorney General, we have been granted a Certificate for Solicitation. We are and will be soliciting through mass mailings, door to door, entertainment events, via the internet, raffle and other like ways, sales and promotional items such as t-shirts, individual mailings, corporate solicitations and grant proposals. But most importantly with our hearts!!