The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization created to honor patriots who serve, or have served, in the armed forces by working to minimize the sacrifices endured by them and their families.
In addition to voluntarily spending extended periods of time away from home and risking injury or death to secure our freedom, NEOPAT has identified that service men and women often return to civilian life with needs that aren’t directly addressed by existing government programs. Immediate family members of those service men and women also join in the sacrifice by taking on added responsibilities such as overcoming financial hardships and dealing with lifechanging injury or loss of their relative.
Established organizations who are dedicated to assisting these patriots and their families are overtaxed, undermanned and underfunded which puts limitations on their effectiveness.
THUS, THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF NEOPAT IS WORKING WITH AND THROUGH EXISTING ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT DESERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL & FAMILIES WHO NEED ASSISTANCE.
To accomplish this goal, NEOPAT will:
Raise money for a select group of established, local partner organizations in order to improve their effectiveness and maximize their impact.
Utilize and expand our network of professional relationships to connect partner organizations with members of the community who can enhance fundraising, awareness, volunteer and marketing opportunities.
NEOPAT is also dedicated to promoting patriotic acts that will deepen the sense of patriotism locally. By encouraging non-military individuals and families to share time, talents and finances to benefit local patriots and creating interaction opportunities between civilian and militaryfamilies, NEOPAT can highlight the importance of patriotism for generations to come.
Save the Date! The 8th annual Cleveland Euro Car Cruise-In is scheduled for July 28! Thanks to our friends at Zito Insurance Agency, Inc. for hosting this awesome fundraiser for NEOPAT featuring cars from all over Europe, great music, food and LOTS of fun! #eurocarcruisein#zitoinsurance#summerfun
Each year at our gala, we recognize a community member as our NEOPAT Volunteer of the Year. This year, we honored Kathy Coleman from KeyBank. Kathy has been with KeyBank for 14 years, served 10 years in the U.S. Navy, serves on many boards and committees and is an avid volunteer with many community groups. In addition to all of this, Kathy also provides oversight for NEOPAT’s financial assistance requests and has recently joined the NEOPAT Board of Directors. We are blessed to have Kathy on our team and in our community! Thank you for all that you do, Kathy! We appreciate you! #thankyou#volunteeroftheyear#neopatgala19#kathycoleman