The first question we always ask ourselves before a new project or program begins is, "Would Pati want this?" or "Would Pati support this?" At the end of the day it's not what the board wants, it's what Pati would've wanted. 

"It doesn't have to be money. It just has to be your time and talents, and that's what we want to try to do is to to educate our youth to actually become really good citizens in our community."

- Daniel Burton, President, Bannister Foundation, Inc. 

Since Pati's passing in 2013, the Bannister Foundation has given away hundreds of thousands of dollars all over the world.

Active Programs

Mary Elizabeth Sawyer Choral Scholarship

Jenna Robinson Charities

Christmas Presents for Foster Children of Harrison County

Bay St. Louis Mural Restoration

Central Elementary School Library

Central Elementary School Attendance Challenge

Waltrip High School Ram Band 

Lions Club Biloxi 


Bannister Foundation supports #GivingTuesday2016

Donations made by the Bannister Foundation to Central Elementary School in Gulfport, Biloxi Lions Club, and the Jenna Robinson Scholarship Fund as a part of Giving Tuesday in 2016.