Our History

NEOPAT was founded in January 1, 2011 by a group of local business leaders who shared a passion for U.S., Northeast Ohio, and local military men and women and their families. NEOPAT is 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 military families, NEOPAT can highlight the importance of patriotism for generations to come.

By pooling their resources, relationships, and energy the NEOPAT Board set out on a mission to promote patriotism by raising dollars to serve the needs of local military families.

NEOPAT makes it possible for Northeast Ohio businesses and families to express their gratitude and to say thank you to local military for the personal and family sacrifices they make on all of our behalf. NEOPAT is a volunteer organization with no overhead costs associated to staff. This allows 100% of any donation, net of event costs, to support NEOPAT’s mission. NEOPAT’s Board has made a financial commitment to absorb all administrative costs of the organization.

We enhance the support systems available to local military personnel and their families.


Funding emergency, medical, health, housing and morale needs of Northeast Ohio military men and women and their families.


Support patriotic community events.


Remembrance of those who have died, were injured or served in order to preserve and protect the values of our great country.


Fund scholarships for Northeast Ohio men and women and their families.