Whatever our preferences for social impact activities, the underlying theme is that we are celebrating what it means to be human. Our shared humanity, and good feelings about each other are a big part of how we make a lasting difference.
First Hand earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar -- the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.
We are heartbroken to share the news of Jeanne Lillig-Patterson’s passing. We will carry on with Jeanne’s dreams and continue to make a difference. Jeanne woke up every day thanking God for her life, noting that “what makes you happy is supporting other people and creating a better world.”
It is with a heavy heart that we write this note about the passing of Neal Patterson. After a hard-fought battle with cancer that began in January of 2016, Neal passed away on July 9th.
Jeanne Lillig-Patterson, First Hand’s founder, received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater during Avila University’s May 13th commencement ceremony.