About Us

Dear Concerned Citizen,

You may have heard of this fund-raising organization. If not, let me enlighten you.

The Patty Pollatos Fund, Inc. is a 501-c-3 and was established in memory of Patty Pollatos who died of cancer on September 18, 1992. Patty lived in the New Market/Mt. Airy area all of her life. Because of this disease, Patty was financially devastated and about to lose her house. All she wanted was to die with dignity in her home with her family. I organized a fundraiser with her family and friends and in 30 days we raised $20,000.00 to honor Patty’s wish. She was a fighter and an inspiration to all of us.

It’s hard to put into words what happened to me after Patty’s death. I do know that God called me to fundraising to praise him and honor Patty. I have tried to be obedient and pray that I have ears to hear and eyes to see where my Heavenly Father leads me.

Our organization is 100% volunteer. No money given to the PPF, Inc. for any charity or group will be earmarked for salaries.

Our mission is to raise money for needy cancer victims, Alzheimer’s, Heartly House, Red Cross, Scholarship money for our youth and other worthy charities in the Frederick and surrounding areas. We are proud that through the dedication and generosity of many, to date millions have been raised for the Frederick County Community. This does not count the materials, services and labor donated by local businesses for our fundraising efforts. 100% of all money raised is going back into the community. There is no overhead because everything that is needed to put on our fundraisers is donated.

Other annual fundraisers are J Bar W Ranch Rodeos, as well as the The Jim Grimes Boss Hoss Cycles & Trikes of Frederick, IBR Bull Riding Extravaganza , and our newest fundraiser Family Fundraiser FUNomenon at the Frederick Fair Grounds.

If you would like to donate your time, services or money to any of the above events please e-mail us any time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers and business that have already become a part of this wonderful calling.

One person can make a difference: together we can change the world. May you always allow God to be with you and listen for your calling. He is always knocking.

Debbie Williams
PPF Inc. Founder

Thanks For Your Support!

Our Mission

The Patty Pollatos Fund, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) and community-based non-profit that operates with an all-volunteer workforce to educate and assist local families and individuals in Maryland about economic opportunities, raise funds and assist in raising funds for families during the temporary financial strain caused by cancer, spinal cord injuries, heart, liver or kidney transplants which knows no income level. We stand in the gap in their hour of need and we also provide assistance, as needed, with national disasters. We also help raise funds for other local non-profits.