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The Patterson Foundation to Host Author Rich Harwood – October 30

SARASOTA COUNTY, October 28, 2019 – Please join The Patterson Foundation as they host public innovation leader and author Rich Harwood at a free speaking event on Wednesday, October 30. Harwood will discuss his new book, Stepping Forward, and encourage people to turn outward to work toward shared aspirations for their community. The event is open to all ages, families and community members, and no tickets are needed to attend.

Harwood is the president and founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a nonprofit that teaches and coaches people and organizations to solve complex challenges and change how communities work together. His new book Stepping Forward highlights this philosophy and shares strategies readers can use to channel energies and frustrations to get on a more hopeful path.

To further strengthen our community and encourage collaborative conversations beyond Harwood’s visit, The Patterson Foundation is facilitating and supporting a series of book circles open to the public to explore Stepping Forward. The book circles are an opportunity for groups of eight or more individuals to discuss the themes of Stepping Forward while strengthening relationships and discovering shared aspirations. Additionally, each book circle comprised of eight or more participants who gather for three or more discussions has the opportunity to award $250 to a regional nonprofit with an up-to-date profile on The Giving Partner, a local resource for donors and funders that provides a year-round holistic view of a nonprofit’s impact.

People interested in leading or joining a book circle can submit an interest form. The Patterson Foundation will reach out to these individuals and share additional details for getting started.


Location, Date & Time:

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Riverview High School Performing Arts Center

1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL 34231



This is a FREE event for the community! No registration required.