Patti entered the world of pageantry as a way to fundraise and advocate for the veteran organizations that she supports. While she has been involved with a variety of organizations throughout the years, Patti's official platform is Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially-adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post–9/11 veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. ​She has volunteered, championed and fundraised for the organization throughout all of her reigns and in her personal life. She is also a proud supporter of Sea Shepherd, an international, non-profit marine conservation organization that engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction.

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• Mrs. Syracuse America •

• Mrs. New York America •

Winner of the "Best Physical Fitness" award at the Mrs. America pageant in Las Vegas, NV

• Mrs. Florida United World •