Faces of Detroit Special Section
PATRICK A. RUGIERO, CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN — BASILICA OF STE. ANNE DE DETROIT
1000 SAINTE ANNE ST., DETROIT, MI 48216 | 313-539-5000 | STE-ANNE.ORG
Patrick A. Rugiero, a Detroit-area philanthropic fundraiser, understands the responsibility leaders like himself have to invest in their communities. With strong relationship-building skills and a vast network of contacts, he leverages his commitment and connections to achieve his charitable goals.
Rugiero is a passionate, devoted advocate for important causes, and serves on several local boards including the National Kidney Foundation, Beaumont Hospital, Life Directions, Beyond Basics, and the Metropolitan Detroit Council of the Navy League of the United States. His largest campaign yet is the $26 million capital initiative to restore the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit. Founded in 1701, it’s the second oldest parish in the U.S. and the only basilica in Detroit. The impressive structure honors the city’s past, and its restoration will be a promise to future generations.
Rugiero encourages community members and corporations to give generously to this monumental endeavor, solely dedicated to this iconic landmark’s restoration.