Heroes

The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation offers its support and thanks to the men and women who serve their country, states, and communities. Since it first began, the Foundation has funded numerous charities, programs, and projects benefitting members of the United States Military and law enforcement.

Military

Patrick Taylor believed deeply that those who serve our country deserve to be rewarded for all that they do to keep us safe. That’s why the United States Armed Forces is a priority in the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation’s mission to give back.

The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation and the Armed Forces

During his sophomore year at Louisiana State University, Patrick F. Taylor joined the Marine Corps PLC Officer Training Program. Unfortunately, a heart condition prevented his continued service, and he was honorably discharged in 1959. But Taylor’s loyalty remained with the Marines. Throughout his life, he acted on the conviction that as citizens, we are bound to honor the men and women dedicated to ensuring America’s freedom.

Patrick F. Taylor Observation Point in Quantico, VA

In memory of Mr. Taylor’s commitment to the Marines, the Foundation funded the Patrick F. Taylor Observation Point at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. The Point serves as a reminder that as citizens we, too, must honor the U.S. Armed Forces for protecting our nation’s values.

Law Enforcement

The Taylors have always supported and appreciated the hard work that law enforcement officers do to keep their communities safe and peaceful. They are the backbone of a strong community and should be respected and rewarded for all that they do.

Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Since 1987, the Taylor’s have hosted an annual celebration for Louisiana and Mississippi law enforcement at their ranch in Foxworth, Mississippi. The day is intended to thank officers for their loyal service and to provide an opportunity for them to come together to relax.

The Pat Taylor Mobile Kitchen

The Pat Taylor Mobile Kitchen and its ancillary equipment create a contained Special Emergency Response Ground Operations Unit for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety that feeds between 800 and 1,000 first responders at least two hot meals a day during a time of crisis. The kitchen is used in Mississippi and in other states in times of natural disaster and other catastrophic events.

The New Orleans Police Department Continuing Education Fund

Begun by Mr. Taylor as a matching grant for New Orleans police officers seeking continuing education opportunities, the endowment, administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, received new purpose in 2004 when Mrs. Taylor asked the community to donate to the fund in honor of Patrick F. Taylor’s life.
Patrick F. Taylor Statue Donations

Over the years, the Foundation has donated statues in honor of these Taylor mentors.

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May 16, 2015

Phyllis M. Taylor, Chairman and President of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, announced this week that the Taylor Scholars Awards program has achieved a growth of 10 percent in the 2014/2015 academic year, rewarding more than 195,000 students through April by providing them with free one-year memberships to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Mrs. Taylor joined representatives of Audubon Nature Institute and the New Orleans Museum of Art in expressing pride that the Taylor Scholars Program continues to expand its reach after nearly two decades. Eligible students earn a one-year membership to NOMA and Audubon attractions for achieving a minimum 2.5 grade point average. The Taylor/Audubon Students and Scholars program was created in 1996 through a generous gift from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation to establish in perpetuity, a reward to Louisiana’s students for their hard...

Taylor Foundation Gives $920K to Louisiana Tech

Jan 21, 2015

– Funds will support scholarships for first generation and outstanding students – The Board of Trustees of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation have presented Louisiana Tech University with a gift of $920,000 to fund scholarships for first generation and academically outstanding students. (more…)