The Ripley County Community Foundation is proud to announce a new member of the team, Clarice Patterson! She is the new Outreach and Communication Liaison and is also working on the Genesis Program. She is a graduate from South Ripley High School, was a member of the Business Scholars Program in college, and she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Hanover College. 

Clarice began her work at the foundation as a founding member of Ripley Youth Outreach in 2015. After graduating college, Clarice returned as a marketing intern in August of 2019.  Now as the Outreach and Communication Liaison, Clarice’s role includes establishing and promoting new relationships for community development, managing the Community Foundation’s grants, and creating marketing content for the Genesis program. Her favorite part about the foundation is working with Cheryll Obendorf — a.k.a. Mama Genesis, the Genesis Program, and attending the Rube Goldberg Contest. She loves to see the kids’ work ethics and perseverance in the contest, while still having fun. 

In her free time, Clarice loves to spend time with her boyfriend and her dog, Daisy, and also to travel domestically or internationally. Her bucket list consists of traveling to all 7 continents, all 50 states, and the 7 Wonders of the World. She has already traveled to North America, South America, and Asia. Her favorite candy is dark chocolate and she loves the movie Finding Nemo. And finally, if she could be any type of pasta, Clarice would be a penne noodle.