Patrick Laorden

Grants Associate

Patrick joined the foundation in May 2022. As a grants associate, he assists with grants management and provides administrative support for staff and grantee inquiries. Patrick has worked with grants through consulting, volunteering and as a nonprofit board member. He holds a masters in pastoral studies from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO and a masters in nonprofit management from Regis University in Denver, CO.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
I love the cultural diversity, parks (especially Elizabeth Park) and local cuisine. Greater Hartford has much to offer if you take to the time to explore. There’s so much good being done both individually and organizationally to improve the livelihood of the residents!

What quote best represents your personal philosophy?
“There’s plenty to do, for each one of us, working on our hearts, changing our own attitudes, in our own neighborhoods.” — Dorothy Day

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
I’m involved in my local parish and with the Knights of Columbus. I also enjoy volunteering locally with Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross.