Patti Altobello

Program Specialist

Patti Altobello is Program Specialist, ensuring that the office runs like a well-oiled machine.  One of Patti’s key responsibilities is the coordination of food and beverage contracts and accommodations, particularly for the annual Beyond School Hours Conference.  Over 2,000 educational professionals attend BSH each year – all of whom Patti ensures are happily fed!

Before joining Foundations in 2000, Patti served for seventeen years as the Director of Banquet Sales and Meeting Planner for one of America’s oldest seafood restaurants – where she became an expert in orchestrating all of the detailed planning involved in events for thousands of attendees.

Patti is a native New Yorker who now lives in New Jersey – though she also loves visiting her grandson in Oregon.  After years working in the restaurant industry where she worked straight through the holidays, Patti loves celebrating Christmas all year round.  Patti is a sucker for Hallmark Christmas movies and is a fierce competitor in the office’s annual holiday decorating contest!