I had the good fortune of having Patricia as an integral part of my campaign team at Fordham and at Columbia Law School. When I returned to Columbia, the Law School was embarking on a $300M campaign. Patricia understood the campaign’s need for an exceptional donor relations program. She built our program from scratch. She understands the importance of relationships in fundraising and thus was able to put together a program that would effectively cultivate, steward and retain donors to the campaign. Patricia is an exceptional colleague; easy to work with, creative, confident, a talented writer, energetic, an original thinker and problem solver. Her knowledge of advancement gives her insight into and a keen understanding of people’s motivation to be philanthropic. She promotes and fosters collaboration with colleagues, other staff and governing boards. It was clear when I first met and worked with Patricia that she would become an outstanding professional within the field. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Patricia will benefit immeasurably from that relationship.