Patrick Dolan ~ NCCC Director of Charity
is hooked on the National Kidney Foundation's Olympic-style U. S. Transplant Games.
Since 1996, he
has joined hands with thousands of transplant recipients and donor families as they celebrate life and encourage organ donation.
As a Corvette and racing enthusiast, Patrick joined the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) in 1968.
With more than 18,000 members, the NCCC
is the largest group of Corvette owners in the United States.
For more than 20 years, this not-for-profit organization has conducted a nationwide Corvette raffle drawing to benefit a charitable organization.
For the past several years, NCCC
has selected the National Kidney Foundation's U. S. Transplant Games as its beneficiary.
Since 1995, under the leadership of Patrick Dolan
has raised more than a half a million dollars to support the U. S. Transplant Games.
, "At the Transplant Games
, you experience unbelievable emotional highs and lows-feeling the pain of donor families and the exhilaration of the transplant recipients and their families as they win medals and challenge themselves to compete at the highest level.
notes that selling raffles is easy when people learn that the cause is the National Kidney Foundation and the Transplant Games
committed this time and energy to NCCC
with the same enthusiasm he
had reserved for his
family and profession.
As a retiree from the Michigan State Police, head of his
own investment firm, husband and father of two teenage daughters, Patrick
used what little time remained each day to climb the ranks of NCCC.
He began as a Regional Competition Director, became President of NCCC in 1991 and in 1996 was appointed as the Director of Charities.