Funders work on society’s toughest challenges and hopeful possibilities…and it takes the engagement of the media to educate, activate, and propel change. With the changing landscape of how communities get their news, traditional media seems to be shrinking and online media growing. Funders have an opportunity to support news in ways beyond a press release.
The Patterson Foundation’s work in new media journalism and Aspirations Journalism is rich with lessons learned and ideas to elevate an informed and engaged citizenry by working with media in fresh ways.
President and CEO, The Patterson Foundation
Debra Jacobs has been president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation based in Sarasota, Florida, since 2009. Previously, she was the president of the Selby Foundation. After 25 years as a bank executive, Debra joined Ringling College of Art and Design as VP Institutional Advancement. She graduated summa cum laude from Utica College of Syracuse University and received her M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.
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This program is open to foundation donors, trustees, and staff; individual donors; donor advised fund holders; and members of giving circles.
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