Starke leaves 833 Education Foundation
Close friends say Patti Bitney Starke is an energetic, strong and fierce person who never does anything halfway.
Starke, who is leaving the South Washington County Education Foundation after serving as executive director for 12 years, used those qualities to raise nearly $500,000 for classroom projects with relentless enthusiasm for fundraising.
Among the projects she organized were two annual "extravaganzas" featuring silent auctions and food from local restaurants.
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