Patrick C. Ogle - Foundation Director
Patrick Ogle has been the Executive Director of The Bulldog Foundation’s (BDF) Annual Fund since January 1982. He directs a fund drive that has grown in donations from $600,000 in 1982 to now over $4 million. With membership ticket benefits included, the BDF now administers annual memberships of $7.9 million. Since 1986, the BDF annual fund has been the number one fund raising operation in the United States exclusively utilizing volunteers. The year 2000 marked the 50th Anniversary of BDF incorporation, and in the same year the organization was awarded a Central California Excellence in Business Award for all non-profits.
The National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) in 2007 recognized Ogle with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Fresno State recognized him in 2006 as Top Dog alum from the College of Arts & Humanities. NAADD named Ogle Fund Raiser of the Year in 1986, the same year in which he was inducted into the College of Sequoias-Visalia Hall of Fame. He was NAADD Charter President in 1993. He was Co-Founder and Director of the National Athletic Fund Raisers Workshop from 1990 to 1993. The California Valley Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives recognized him as Executive of the Year in 1990. In 1989 the National Conference for Athletic Fund Raisers named him Fund Raiser of the Year.
After graduating from Fresno State in 1965, Patrick Ogle worked in television broadcasting for 17 years. He and his wife Kathy have been married 41 years and have three children (Christopher, Michele & Megan), and five grandchildren (Miles, Myla, Camron, Katrina and Nathaniel).