Chris Patterson

Senior Partnerships Manager

At Root Capital, I lead strategies for building meaningful and long-lasting relationships with Root Capital’s institutional partners, primarily private foundations and corporations. The issues faced by Root Capital and the farming communities we support are complex and urgent, and it’s a privilege to serve as a bridge between our work and the funding partners who make it possible. I’ve worked in development for nearly ten years, and have always loved sharing stories of impact with philanthropic partners and demonstrating how they contribute to positive change. Outside of work, I enjoy rock climbing, playing music, puzzling over the crossword, and dreaming of the next place I’ll travel.