Please join us in honoring the memory of the late Basil Paterson by making a donation to the Basil Paterson Home Care Workers Scholarship Fund. The Basil Paterson Scholarship Program provides tuition and financial support to home care workers enrolled in college and allied health certification programs. Your donation will help improve healthcare services by supporting the educational goals of home care workers.
Please note that donations are payable to the 1199SEIU Home Care Industry Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted under the Internal Revenue Code.
About Basil Paterson
Basil Paterson, for more than 60 years, devoted his life to public service and the welfare of workers. The Basil Paterson Scholarship pays tribute to Basil’s legacy and his unwavering support of 1199SEIU Home Care workers.
Basil understood that Home Care workers are not paid commensurate with the difficulty of their work and, in his words, “never got a chance when they started.”
Without the essential services provided every day by Home Care workers, many patients would no longer be able to live in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Basil believed strongly in the educational scholarship that bears his name and felt that those who worked so hard to provide care to the most needy among us deserved the opportunity to realize their dreams.
He was immensely proud of the recipients it helps – recipients like Doreen Ankrah, a proud 2015 alumna of the Basil Paterson Scholarship Program.