Patricia Fitzpatrick was a founder and past president (1999–2010) of the Fitzpatrick Foundation, which provided support for K–12 students and educators in the areas of technology and the arts, serving economically disadvantaged youth in the Bay Area. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University with a minor in art history. She has remained active with the university, having served on the Board of Visitors and, more recently, helping to launch a major initiative in the School of Engineering. Fitzpatrick is an active member of SFMOMA, serving on the Accessions Committee and the Collector’s Forum. She is the mother of a CCA alumnus, who completed the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice in 2009.