What We Do and How To Help

Learn more about the Programs we support and how to get involved.

Red Tie Gala

This is the foundation’s major semi-formal fundraiser, where every $1,000 raised supports another performing arts award.

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MOTORCYCLE RIDE

Join us for our Annual Motorcycle Ride as we ride to raise awareness and funds for the foundation.

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PERFORMING ARTS AWARD

A $1000 cash award is given to a graduating senior at each of 5 participating high schools.

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OTHER PROGRAMS

We run other special events and causes throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest news.

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“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave.
The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time. “

-David M. Eagleman, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

Recent News

SAVE THE DATE – Red Tie Gala 2023!

The 2023 Red Tie Gala will be held on March 4th, 6-10 pm at the Cantigny in Winfield, IL. Featuring live music, private museum access, silent auctions and more! It is sure to be a fantastic evening!! We hope to see you all there!  
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REGISTER NOW – 6th Annual Motorcycle Ride

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual SPC Chris Patterson Motorcycle Ride on August 13th, 2022. Join us as we ride to raise awareness and funds for the Chris Patterson Memorial Foundation and support the ideals of Christopher – “For God, For Country, For Music”.
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2022 Performing Arts Award Recipients

The Chris Patterson Memorial Foundation is excited to announce that the 2022 winners of the Chris Patterson Performing Arts Award are David Simpson, Julianna Anderson, Daniela Velazquez, McKenna Goss, Hannah Thill!
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