For more than half a century, the Kennedy Family has been at the forefront of global efforts to support people with intellectual disabilities. Patrick, through values instilled in him through generations, devotes much of his time to serving non-profit organizations that help to empower and change lives.
As a pillar of Kennedy family values, service was something Patrick grew up around. His aunt, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the Special Olympics in 1968 and her son went on to launch Best Buddies in 1989. Through these organizations, Patrick and his family proudly help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.
In addition to the Special Olympics and Best Buddies, Patrick has taken service into his civilian life by co-founding One Mind for Research; an independent non-profit that strives to understand brain disorders. He along, with co-founder and mental health advocate Garen Staglin and under the leadership of CEO General Peter W. Chiarelli, U.S. Army (Retired), is striving to orchestrate a national scientific campaign to dramatically reduce suffering and burden on the U.S. economy before the decade is out.
Through these and several other worthy causes, Patrick remains a steadfast public servant; tirelessly fighting to empower and change lives.