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Pat Stryker

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Net worth 2018: $3.51 Billion
Industry: Health care
Residence: Fort Collins, Colorado
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1956
Children: 3
Education: Drop Out, University of Northern Colorado

Pat Stryker was bornon 1956 in Fort Collins, Colorado, United States. Pat Stryker is #690 in List Billionaires People In The World. Pat Stryker is a philanthropist and founder of Bohemian Foundation, which supports strong communities through music, the arts and civic programs. Her grandfather founded Stryker Corp., which sold $11.3 billion in medical equipment and software in 2016. In 2016, she and her brother, Jon Stryker, gave a combined $10 million to fund the nation's first memorial to the victims of racial terror lynchings. In September 2017, her foundation offered to match Coloradoans' donations to hurricane relief up to $3 million.


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Dad (Lee Stryker) believed strongly in justice and equality and through his words and deeds taught us those values from the earliest age.

Pat Stryker
Patricia A. Stryker (born 1956) is a businessperson, philanthropist, and political activist.Stryker is the granddaughter of Homer Stryker, surgeon and founder of Stryker Corporation, a medical technology company.Since the early 2000s, she has become more active in civic life. In 2001, she founded the Bohemian Foundation, which focuses on music, arts and the community through grantmaking, programs, and events. She donated $3 million to defeat a 2002 ballot initiative regarding bilingual education in Colorado. In 2004, she gave $20 million to Colorado State University, mostly to benefit its football team.Stryker bought Sonoma's Sommer Vineyards in 1999, which she rebuilt, replanted, and rechristened as Stryker Sonoma. It covers 32 acres (129,000 m²) in Alexander Valley, California, producer of classic vinifera varieties Bordeaux and Zinfandel. In May 2016, she sold the winery to focus on her foundation work.As of 2016, Stryker ranks #264 on the Forbes Women 400.Stryker has funded the Bohemian Foundation which, in addition to national and international programs, funds music and other initiatives in Larimer County, Colorado, the Fort Collins, Colorado area. She has also donated a substantial amount to Colorado State University which is located in Fort Collins.In 2006, Stryker gave $500,000 to the Coalition for Progress, a political action committee that donated heavily to support Democratic party candidates in Michigan elections.In 2008, Stryker gave $87,500 to the Presidential Inaugural Committee for President-Elect Barack Obama.Stryker donated $3 million to defeat a 2002 ballot initiative regarding bilingual education in Colorado.Stryker donated $1.5 million to Priorities USA Action, a Super PAC supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016. She was among the largest donors in the 2016 election.Stryker, Jared Polis, Tim Gill, and Rutt Bridges are known in Colorado political circles as "The Four Horsemen" (aka "Gang of Four" or "The Four Millionaires") who have donated to liberal causes, fought against gerrymandering, and were instrumental in taking back Colorado politics from social conservatives. Significant political contributions from the four to favored Democratic candidates has played a role in electing a Democratic majority in Colorado's house and senate. Stryker has been frequently represented at political meetings by Al Yates, former president of Colorado State University.According to New York Times reporter Matt Bai, Stryker attended the April 2005 meeting of the Democracy Alliance near Scottsdale, Arizona.
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