Awards & Honors

Patrick F. Taylor

Mr. Taylor was recognized for his benevolent accomplishments by many organizations, including the United States Marine Corps, Marine Forces Reserve, Marine Corps League, Department of the Navy, Veterans of Foreign Wars, U.S. Olympic Committee, Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Urban League, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Pope John Paul II bestowed upon him the Medal of Benemerente, the highest award given by the Vatican to a non-Catholic. Numerous local, state, and federal law-enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Customs Service, and the U.S. Secret Service have cited Mr. Taylor’s efforts. In addition to his numerous awards and honors, Mr. Taylor received several Honorary Doctorates from colleges and universities. He served on various boards of national charitable foundations, as well as on the National Petroleum Council.

Phyllis M. Taylor

Mrs. Taylor serves on numerous civic and charitable boards and has led many community initiatives. She is the recipient of multiple honors and awards, including the Dermot McGlinchey Lifetime Achievement Award from Tulane University, Alexis de Tocqueville Award from United Way, Integritas Vitae Award from Loyola University New Orleans, Distinguished Citizen Award from Southeast Louisiana Council of Boy Scouts of America, Business Hall of Fame Laureate from Junior Achievement and named an Honorary Marine by the United States Marine Corps.



In 1955, a poor young man from Texas was given an incredible opportunity.

The Taylors received awards and honors from many organizations.

The Board of Trustees & Staff that makeup the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.