Category: Philanthropy

Patty Rocklage and Her Passion

Patty is married to Scott Rocklage the chemistry professional. Together they assisted in the renovation of Lester Wolfe’s lab space. Scott said that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) had set him up to be the professional he had turned out to be and as a show of gratitude he and Patty had decided to offer the gift to the chemistry department.


Patty Rocklage and her husband, an acclaimed scholar, are cheerful givers. The two are affiliated to the Sudanese Educational Fund. This organization, based in Massachusetts, is dedicated to the empowering of Sudanese folk living in Massachusetts, US. Through this organization, Sudanese living in Massachusetts are connected to quality education and employment opportunities. It is through this organization that these folk also get financial assistance to be able to live reasonably well in Massachusetts.


Patty and her husband are science people. Scott is into chemistry while his wife Patty is more into the study of human behavior. As a mental health professional specializing in psychotherapy in the Boston area, she is well accomplished. Her skill set include, but is not limited to community outreach, team building, public speaking, teaching and coaching.


Patty has been in the mental health profession for over 20 years. She went to the University of Southern California and graduated in 1981. While at USC she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She recently moved her practice to Massachusetts. Patty’s psychologist license number and the state where she was licensed is 1043 Massachusetts. Patty in her own words says that she is an experienced and accomplished professional who is forever thankful and appreciative of the privilege of helping individuals, married folk and families work through the various challenges in their lives. She also points out that she is a good listener with a warm communicating style.


Patty is respectable in the counseling world for her holistic approach to counseling. She is not only works with families and couples, but is also experienced in team building exercises for companies. These team building exercises are important in ensuring that there is synergy in the operations of companies. Patty also engages in public speaking, be it in schools or universities, where her expertise is relied upon to motivate the audience present.

Dick DeVos Continues His Devotion To Charitable Giving

The Kennedy Center for the Arts has a number of wealthy patrons, but I have been impressed by the continued support the center has received from Grand Rapids, Michigan based philanthropist Dick DeVos. I have followed the work and life of DeVos since his days as the head of the Orlando Magic NBA team and his later work with the DeVos family owned AmWay Group; the dedication Dick DeVos has shown to using the wealth he has gained as a successful businessperson is often shown through the work of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation that I admire immensely. Dick DeVos may be best known to most of us as the head of the AmWay group, but his work in the field of education should be honored, in my opinion. Dick and Betsy DeVos have been consistent supporters of the use of charter schools that allow students the chance to specialize in areas they find entertaining, which includes the aviation based school opened in Michigan that provides a unique education experience for young people.

The Kennedy Center for the Arts has always been a major part of the philanthropic giving of Dick DeVos, which sees an arts management center named for the well known donor to the Republican party in the U.S. DeVos has now joined a group of donors to develop the river front area of the center that will become an intergral part of the education and rehearsal process for those who use the center. In an article from BizJournals I discovered DeVos is one of the donors who have worked with the Kennedy Center as the charitable group sought to raise $125 million to build a new river pavilion and link it to the center itself with a newly constructed bridge to connect it to the main campus. I was amazed to discover the charitable giving of Dick DeVos and other donors had already managed to raise over $130 million and allowed the center to increase its commitment to higher levels of educational programming that will benefit from an increase on the goal of the fund by a further $50 million.