Pratt Paterson has joined the Wilmer Hall staff as Director of Development and Community Relations, according to Executive Director Sally Greene. His responsibilities will include fundraising, communications, and community relations. Paterson comes to Wilmer Hall from St. Mary’s Sewanee, an Episcopal retreat center in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he served as Director of Advancement.
“We are very excited to have Pratt join our staff at Wilmer Hall,” said Greene.
“His past work experience and development background will bring a great deal of knowledge and expertise to our fundraising efforts. In addition, his keen communication skills will enhance our community relations as we strive to continue and sustain our mission of caring for children and young adults in need.”
Paterson also served as Assistant Director of Development at St. Andrew’s Sewanee and was the Director of Camp Gailor-Maxon, an Episcopal summer camp in the Diocese of Tennessee. In the Sewanee community, Paterson served as president of the boards of the Sewanee Civic Association and the Sewanee Children’s Center. He also served on the vestry and rector search committee for Otey Memorial Parish. He is a volunteer firefighter and EMT.
A graduate of the University of Alabama and UMS-Wright Preparatory School in Mobile, Paterson was a member of Jasons Senior Honor Society and Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Alabama. He is married to the former Allison Baker, who is a school teacher. They have twin 11-year-olds, Edie and McKee. The Patersons will live on the Wilmer Hall campus in the newly renovated Moorer House.
Wilmer Hall has been providing a home for young people since 1864. To learn more about its programs, please visit wilmerhall.org.