In 1996, Pathways to Independence was struggling financially, and ready to close it’s doors. Along came a small group of can-do women who formed “Friends of Pathways” (FOP) to raise money for Pathways to Independence (PTI).

We started with a bang, hosting a progressive dinner party in Park Estates in October of 1996. The generosity of that first group of guests enabled 12 students to begin their journey on the path to Independence. We have grown from a gathering of a handful of Friends to a committee of over 100; with over 650 guests’ in attendance at our event each year.

Interested in Joining Friends of Pathways?

In addition to the joy of “giving back”, we also benefit from enduring friendships formed while working alongside other women who are equally committed and big hearted. We welcome any questions you may have and look forward to having you as a friend.

Friends of Pathways welcomes all levels of commitment from our volunteers:
  • Join us to plan the event
  • Help us with auction items and sponsorships
  • Pitch in on the day of the event.

Please fill out the form on this page to get started. Your involvement will make a big difference!

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Our Friends of Pathways committee remains strong, however we are always looking for new friends to join our group.

 Contact us using the form below:

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Friends of Pathways have raised over $ 9 million for Pathways to Independence


Over $850,000 was raised and 650 guests were in attendance at our "Pathways to the Future" event.

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