Hello my name is Alison Patterson. My practice is built on relationships rooted in a deep sense of community and equity.

I want to know you, what you want to accomplish, but most importantly why.

Utilizing proven methods of facilitation and tools, alongside 20+ years working in the philanthropic community, I am uniquely positioned to meet you at any step along the way. 

Read about what’s influencing my own philanthropic journey right now.

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At Patterson Advisors we believe each of us is a philanthropist at heart and that no matter our wealth level we all want to make informed, thoughtful decisions around our giving and volunteer time. We want those gifts to be meaningful to both us and the organizations we choose. We believe our legacy begins now in the everyday moments. 


As charitable connectors we first want to connect you back to your reason, your inspiration, your purpose-driven why for giving. As charitable guides we want to meet you where you are along the path and help you get to where you want to go.


Integrity & Trust

We believe that trust and integrity are the basis for all relationships. We value the opportunity to get to know our clients and the values that drive their decisions. We will always work to continue to earn your trust.


We believe that a guided approach to  philanthropic planning should be accessible to everyone. We strive to meet you where you are as a partner in your financial and charitable journey.

Impactful Generosity

We believe in an intentional plan for giving, and that by taking control of our journey we create the change we want to see in the world. One gift of time, talent, treasure or ties at a time.

Purposeful Stewardship

We believe that generosity is meaningful no matter what your wealth level. We believe we create meaning by muffling the noise of overwhelming options and connecting with the issues and organizations that drive our purpose filled why.

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We believe in the meaningful relationships that create a community of generous givers. We value long-term legacies and change in communities in our own backyard and around the world.



Schedule a free, no-pressure consultation to clarify where you are in your giving journey and identify what unique needs, values, and goals you have. 


We’ll make a custom, strategic plan to get you on track to aligning your charitable dollars and time and creating a more meaningful connection to  the causes you believe in.


Next, we can connect you to the opportunities that align with your passions, values, and goals, and initiate conversations to get your family involved. 


For those who want to be less hands-on, we provide ongoing support and management of your giving journey.

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