The Foundation continues a lifetime of social justice work begun by Patty Johnson, with a focus on programs related to reconciliation, home rehabilitation, gun violence prevention, and helping people in need.
Saint & Streetfighter Foundation is a 501(c)3 entity; donations are tax-deductible.
Patty Johnson was a tireless advocate for those in need. She devoted her professional life to non-profit social justice work. Ever-passionate and enthusiastic, Patty impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of low-income homeowners, allowing older adults to age in place, helping injured veterans and people with disabilities to live with dignity and giving young children around the country a safe place to live and learn. Her motto:
“Pray for the dead, but fight like hell for the living.”
— PATRICIA JOHNSON, 1945-2017
On the occasion of Patty's four-year anniversary as Executive Director of Christmas in April, the Board of Directors presented her with The First, Last and Only Saint & Streetfighter Award. It reads, in part:
"In gratitude for her love, her wisdom, her compassion, and her jubilant energy ... She inspired us to do more than we ever thought we could. She brought hope and joy to others who had nothing left but faith. We search the horizon for another Patty. But none comes, or ever will: for her class is hers alone."
She proudly displayed this award in a space she created for her young grandchildren.
Current causes supported by the Foundation include Rebuilding Together, the Washington National Cathedral, and Jewish Voice for Peace.