Patrick Butler #12082
New York, NY
Patrick arrived at Camp Dudley in 1977 and spent 12 summers as a camper, leader, and division head. Six summers were spent within his beloved Cub Division, which anchored Patrick’s belief that life has the potential to be one endless “Extravaganza!.”
The Dudley tradition has firm roots in the Butler family. It continues with Patrick’s daughter #21482 Natalie, his brother #11541 John, John’s wife #22041 Kim and their children: #21141 Catherine, #19741 Jack, #20441 Sara, and #21341 Ann.
Patrick writes, “It is truly remarkable how Dudley has engaged and challenged me in new ways at different stages of my life. Something from Camp Dudley – an old friend, a precious memory, a philosophy or concept – positively impacts my life almost daily.”
Patrick is the CFO of Starworks Group, a creative agency offering advertising, public relations, branded entertainment, and celebrity casting for the fashion and luxury industries.
Prior to his current role, Patrick spent 15 years in banking, serving in management roles based in New York and London. Patrick began his career in financial services as a member of Merrill Lynch’s Junior Executive Training Program.
A former United States Naval Officer, Patrick holds degrees from Columbia Business School and the University of Colorado. He has served as an executive committee member on the Board of the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.
Patrick lives in New York City with his wife, Sarah, a literary agent, rare book dealer, and archivist, and their daughter, Lucy.
“Dudley has been a defining influence on me. It is always a unique pleasure to share the Dudley tradition with others, and I look forward to continuing to do so in new ways as a member of the Board.”
Pete believes that being asked to serve on Dudley’s Board of Trustees is an incredible honor, yet he hopes it will also feel very natural to him. Pete’s father #5242 Bruce and uncle #5070 Craig attended Dudley in the ’30s and he has been associated with camp since his Cub summer in 1974. Both of Pete’s sons, #17984 Hank and #18708 James, were nurtured and challenged at Dudley, experiencing tremendous growth and unparalleled fun. Each summer, as he makes his way to Westport or Colchester to preach, give a vesper, lead a hike, or ump a game, it feels like coming home. As a Trustee, Pete hopes to bring his knowledge and experience as an ordained minister who cares deeply about the spiritual and social development of youth and young adults.