Pat Johnson is from a pre-eminent pioneer family and was born and raised in Palm Beach County. Her family moved to the area following the devastating hurricane of 1928. Each successive generation of the Johnson family has made important contributions to the growth and development of Palm Beach County, and they maintain a large archive of significant historical documents, journals and photographs that document their families’ lives in Palm Beach County.
Pat and her late husband Dick Johnson have a long history of supporting philanthropic causes in the Palm Beaches, and are particularly committed to education and health-related endeavors. They are strong supporters of the Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults, the Palm Beach Membership of Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach County, Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Duke University Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, the Junior League of the Palm Beaches and the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
In addition, she is passionate about children’s health and serves on Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center’s National Board of Advisors.
In keeping with the family tradition of supporting the community in which they live, the Johnson’s five children – Patricia Sned (P’06), Catharine Flagg, Helene Austin, Richard S. Johnson, Jr. and Scott A. Johnson – are also significantly involved in several local organizations.