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. Her titles include:​