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Center Place is dedicated to promoting the fine arts and civic involvement to people of all ages. Established in 1976, Center Place provides the community with a centrally located cultural, educational, civic and social facility. It was created through the love of community and the dedication of area leaders and residents, and key among them was Patricia B. Odiorne.


One could fill a book with Patricia B. Odiorne’s wide-reaching civic involvements and many accomplishments.  She was a dedicated servant of her community.   Pat encouraged others to become involved and make Brandon a better place to live and raise a family.  She served on numerous Boards and chaired hundreds of committees for a number of organizations, but those who knew her knew that Center Place held a special place in her heart.  Pat was a giant at heart and a driving force behind Center Place. 


Pat nurtured Center Place from concept to vision to reality.  She maintained a constant effort to raise the level of artistry, professionalism and opportunity for all that were interested in the arts and civic involvement. Her creative leadership and tireless efforts played a major role in enabling Center Place to become a true beacon of the arts in Eastern Hillsborough County. 


The artistry of Pat's life will continue through this scholarship.  Pat was one of Center Place's greatest ambassadors, and it is in her honor that this scholarship is named.  Through this PATRICIA  B. ODIORNE SCHOLARSHIP, she will continue enriching and inspiring lives, providing opportunity, and making the Greater Brandon area a better place to live.


The 2020 Pat Odiorne Scholarship application period is closed.


   2019 Scholarship Winner:   

Paige Vodopich


This scholarship is awarded every year to one or more high school seniors.