ABOUT US

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
 —Thomas Paine, The American Crisis                The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to honor patriots who serve, or have served, in the armed forces by working to minimize the sacrifices the soldiers and their families endure.In addition to voluntarily spending extended periods of time away from home and risking injury or death to secure our freedom, NEOPAT has identified that service men and women often return to civilian life with needs that aren’t directly addressed by existing government programs. Immediate family members of those service men and women also join in the sacrifice by taking on added responsibilities such as overcoming financial hardships and dealing with life-changing injury or loss of their relative.Established organizations who are dedicated to assisting these patriots and their families are often overtaxed, undermanned and underfunded which puts limitations on their effectiveness.
THUS, THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF NEOPAT IS WORKING WITH AND THROUGH EXISTING ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT DESERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL & FAMILIES WHO NEED ASSISTANCE
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                                                          To accomplish this goal, NEOPAT will:

  • Raise money for a select group of established, local partner organizations in order to improve their effectiveness and maximize their impact.
  • Utilize and expand our network of professional relationships to connect partner organizations with members of the community who can enhance fundraising, awareness, volunteer and marketing opportunities.

NEOPAT is also dedicated to promoting patriotic acts that will deepen the sense of patriotism locally. By encouraging non-military individuals and families to share time, talents and finances to benefit local patriots and creating interaction opportunities between civilian and military families, NEOPAT can highlight the importance of patriotism for generations to come.

NEOPAT
Board Members

    • Timothy Burke
      FirstMerit Bank
    • Scott Burns
      Altus Capital
    • Doug Dentler
      Nelson Global Products, Inc.
    • Eric Endress
      CBIZ, Inc.
    • Eric Fudo
      Gabriel Partners
    • Melissa Harrigan
      CBIZ, Inc.
    • Lisa Hirsch
      Retirement Marketing Specialists
    • Mike Hudec
      Hudec Dental
    • B.J. Griffith
      KeyBanc Capital Markets
    • Nathan Lambert
      Case Western Reserve
    • Curt Lindsay
      WestPoint Wealth Management
    • Don Nigro
      Dane Group
    • Dominic Offredo
      Primus Capital Partners
    • Dr. Jeff Salerno
      Jeffrey M. Salerno DDS LLC
    • Alex Schmitt
      Ernst & Young
    • Brad Sieniawski
      CBIZ, Inc.
    • Michael Swallow
      CBIZ, Inc.
    • Michael Ziccardi
      Ziccardi Financial

 

Advisory Council

Lori Conely,
Villa Angela-St. Joe’s HS

Brian Dean,
CBIZ, Inc

Jeff Zukauckas,
Clear Channel Communications