To inspire people to put love into action for the benefit of others.
In 2014, Tyler was a senior at Cosby High School and planned to attend the New Mexico Military Institute. He worked at the Children's Museum of Richmond in Chesterfield and was a US Sailing certified instructor. Each summer he shared his passion of sailing with kids by teaching at various yacht clubs. Tyler was also a tennis player and could often be found on the courts of Woodlake. Above all he valued time with his family and friends. His strong faith gave him a special unconditional love for others.
The Tyler Patnaude Foundation is a 501c3, non-profit, which exists to live out Tyler's legacy of friendship and giving to others by raising funds needed to carry out both the short term goals of service within the community by bringing awareness and support to many of our community organizations, including but not limited to: youth sailing, junior tennis, CMOR, UNOS, Donate Life, Hands on Healing, CZC & Woodlake.
In 2017, the Foundation reached a couple important strategic goals - awarding of our first two college scholarships and launching of FATHOM, a leadership institute for junior sailors, in partnership with Christopher Newport University.
The mission of Donate Life is to drive individuals, organizations and communities to increase the number of designated organ, eye and tissue donors who save and heal lives.Currently, nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.
The Children's Museum of Richmond exists to create innovative learning experiences for all children and those who support them that inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. Their vision is to foster a community that recognizes and appreciates that children grow and learn through play.
It is the mission of the Institute to educate train, and prepare young men and women to be leaders capable of critical thinking and sound analysis, leaders who possess uncompromising character, and leaders able to meet challenging physical demands.
It is the mission of the Cameron Gallagher Memorial Foundation to fulfill Cameron’s dream and legacy by being a positive force that works to cultivate awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety.
Helping families who have lost children and revealing to them the love of Jesus Christ. Understanding that they are not alone. When families suffer a loss The Blessings of 27 Hours Ministry provides a basket with items of support and comfort.
Comfort Zone provides grieving children with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow and lead more fulfilling lives. Comfort Zone envisions a world where grieving children are not forgotten or left to grieve alone, and are supported by a wide community that understands and appreciates them.