Community Outreach

Boys and Girls Country

Boys & Girls Country alternate logo - Patterson + Sheridan
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According to child advocacy group Children at Risk, one in four children in Harris County lives below the poverty line. That’s more than 300,000 local boys and girls who need a home in which they can thrive. Patterson + Sheridan is proud to support Boys & Girls Country (BGC), a nonprofit organization that provides a loving home to more than 100 children and young adults every year.

Making a home in Houston

The mission of Boys and Girls Country is to change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian home environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults. BGC’s 216-acre campus has been home to over 1,400 children since its inception in 1971. By providing children with educational and emotional support, BGC gives at-risk youth the opportunity to dream big and achieve their goals.

Firm founder Todd Patterson’s family has been involved with the organization since its inception, as Todd’s father served on the board of directors in the 1970s. Patterson + Sheridan has grown its relationship with BGC in the decades since, and looks forward to contributing to its cause each year.

Our own Jan Cameron is a current member of the board of directors, and has coordinated several Patterson + Sheridan-hosted events for BGC children. We have especially enjoyed the children visiting our Houston office, with our attorneys sharing their expertise and how they started out in patent law.

Our firm has been a sponsor of the organization’s Spring Festival for the past five years, and sponsors a table at the annual Heritage Dinner every year.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Boys and Girls Country, call (281) 351-4978 or visit


BGC 2015 Spring Festival - Patterson + Sheridan

Each year, our employees and their families volunteer to work at a firm-sponsored booth at the annual Boys and Girls Country Spring Festival.