Houston Treasure for 2006
Photo by: Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design
A fourth generation Texan, Patsy Fourticq was born in Beaumont. From the age of four, she and her family lived in Houston where she graduated from San Jacinto High School. She attended Texas Christian University. Pasty and husband Greg have been married for 48 years and have a son, Greg, Jr., who lives in New York.
Through Patsy’s first volunteer job as a Girl Scout at 10 years old, she became involved helping needy families and realized immediately how happy she felt helping others and learned that volunteers really can make a difference. Since then, Patsy has continued her pledge of service by remaining a strong figure in her community. She has served on the March of Dimes Executive Committee, the advisory board for the Houston Ballet, the board of Stewards for Hermann Children’s Hospital, the San Jacinto Girls Scouts advisory board, and as a founding member of BRASS, raising funds for Baylor Research Students. She is currently on the St. Luke’s Hospital Friends of Nursing board, and founding chair of Friend’s for Life – Beth Sanders Moore Young Breast Cancer Survivors Program for M.D. Anderson Hospital.
Patsy has worked on committees for many organizations in Houston including Herman Heart Center, MFA’s Costume Institute, United Cerebral Palsy, Salvation Army, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and Liberty County Hospice. Her awards include the Channel 13 Women of Distinction, March of Dimes Mary Owen Greenwood Award, Delta Gamma Women of Vision, Crohn’s and Colitis Volunteer of the Year, the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award presented during the 2004 Women’s Health Summit by Baylor College of Medicine and is a member of the Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Hall of Fame.
Patsy says, “I enjoy volunteering. I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful volunteers and staff members. I truly believe I have received much more that I have given.”