Patricia D. Edwards
Patricia D Edwards has been associated with Childhelp since 1985 when she became a member of the Orange County Chapter in Southern California. Since that time, she has served on various board positions, as the Chapter President, the Chair of the California State Advisory Board and as a member of the National Board of Directors for Childhelp since 1997. Her personal commitment to Childhelp’s mission and her strong leadership skills have directly contributed to the success of major fundraising events in Southern California. Highly respected in the faith-based and secular communities, Patti has helped Childhelp exceed revenue goals in Orange County through fundraising events and cultivation of significant corporate and individual partnerships. Her grace and humility serve as an inspiration to all who know her, and her faith in God and prayerful approach serve as a testimony of love and hope to victims of child abuse. On a professional level, Mrs. Edwards worked with her husband’s family owned Edwards Theatres, Inc., where she served as the Director of Community Relations and then Director of Marketing. Earlier in her career, she worked in Marketing and Management for Great Western Savings and Loan and Bank of Newport. At present Patti is a managing partner with her husband Jim for Edwards Holdings, LLC. The Edwards live in Newport Beach, California, and have two adult children and four grandchildren.