The Nick Patterson Memorial Fund
Sgt. Nicholas "Nick" James Patterson attended Rochester High School and was a vital part of the basketball and baseball programs. A loving husband to Jayme and father to Reilley, Nick enlisted in the United States Army on May 18, 2004 as an infantryman, where he served with 3-505th Parachute Infantry Battalion. In November 2005, he transferred to Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron 73rd Airborne Cavalry. He bravely fought during two deployments. Nick passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, while participating in combat operations in Iraq.
As a member of C Troop 1-73 Cavalry, Nick had also served in support of Hurricane Katrina and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Patterson's awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, (2) Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, The Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, and the Parachutist's Badge.
the Fulton County Community Foundation
Since 1993, Fulton County Community Foundation has brought caring people and charitable endeavors together for the good of this great community. The Community Foundation gives donors flexible and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving. We work to build substantial endowment funds for our community through contributions large and small.
Fulton County Community Foundation is proud to be a part of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation (NICF). The NICF allows us to maximize our investment benefits and be more cost efficient. This way Fulton County donations can do more—right here in Fulton County.
So far, Fulton County Community Foundation has dispersed nearly 10 million dollars in grants and scholarships. Currently the Community Foundation holds over $12.8 million in assets and administers over 160 funds.
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