CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Monique Saunders Patrick has been selected as one of 10 Darden School of Business alumni to be honored in the 2014 Alumni Showcase. She was selected from more than 50 student and faculty alumni nominees and will have her name, biography and photograph displayed on a plaque in Darden’s Saunders Hall for the next two years.
Patrick serves as the chief financial and administration officer of the Points of Light Foundation, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service. She directs the financial management strategy and the day-to-day financial, operations and administrative responsibilities for the organization.
Patrick has helped enterprises across several industries implement more efficient business strategies while navigating changing economic and political landscapes. While managing a $48 million budget for the American Cancer Society, she implemented operational efficiencies that cut costs in half, and achieved similar performance outcomes for AT&T, Pepsi Cola, IBM Credit and Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Group.
Patrick is a Sherpa-certified executive coach and serves as a consultant with WFG Equity for Small Business and New Venture Opportunities. She is also on the boards of Roots adoption agency and the United Way VIP program, in addition to working with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and a variety of education, health care and economic development initiatives.
Patrick holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Virginia-Darden School of Business, class of 1992, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Howard University.
The purpose of the Darden Alumni Showcase is to honor graduates whose careers reflect the full potential of the Darden MBA and who have achieved success in industry or the community. The showcase was unveiled in late April. The alumni will also be featured on the University of Virginia-Darden School of Business website.
Patrick is a 1984 graduate of Kent County High School. She is the daughter of James and Cheryl Saunders of Big Woods.
She and her husband, Undra Patrick, currently live in Atlanta, Ga.