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Ana Maria Patiño 

November 5, 1997 - February 4, 2022

An intelligent young leader and a champion for positive change. Ana was a beautiful soul that was admired by so many and beloved by everyone one she came in touch with. Ana Patiño, of Charlotte, NC passed away on February 4th, 2022, at her home in Charlotte. She was born on November 5th, 1997, in Bogota, Colombia and came to the U.S at the age of 17 to pursue her dream of obtaining an American education. She was a two-time Wingate graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Finance earned in 2019 and a Master of Accounting earned in 2021. Before Wingate University, she attended Central Piedmont Community College. Ana was working at Bank of America within the financial rotational program as a financial analyst.

Ana was a beacon of hope and a trailblazer in so many ways. Her story begins as an immigrant and a first generation college student in the U.S. With her, she brought a spirit and love for providing a helping hand through inspiration and storytelling like no other. She was known and loved by so many for her dedication, work ethic, charming spirit, and loving soul. She had a way of connecting with others, making everyone feel special and immediately having an impact on everyone that she came across. Her bright spirit is one for us to remember and love forever. She touched the hearts of so many and mentored her peers and generations to follow. Ana worked diligently to earn her degrees, stay involved in leadership pursuits, win academic scholarships, and most importantly give back to her community. Ana’s impact is immeasurable, and her impact will surely last a lifetime given the incredible accolades she was able to achieve and the individuals she motivated in the process. She advocated for many that had less than her and was incredibly humble with her many accomplishments.

Ana helped establish and co-founded the ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for ALPFA) chapter at Wingate University and was heavily involved in the ALPFA Charlotte professional chapter. Ana Patino was the Goldman Sachs scholarship recipient at the National ALPFA convention in 2018 and was recognized for her leadership. Ana was a part of the Global Shapers (a World Economic Forum organization) in Charlotte and a multi year LAWA (Latin Americans Working for Achievement) scholarship recipient.  Ana was also recognized by La Noticia as a young dreamer and the winner of the Excellent Awards and  will be remembered for the many contributions she’s had in the local community.

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Ana Maria Patiño Scholarship Fund

To honor Ana Maria we have created the "Ana Maria Patino Scholarship Fund". for those who knew her, knew she truly had a heart of gold. Ana Maria was always willing to help, and always put other before herself. We are honored to have known her. If you wish to contribute to the " Ana Maria Patino Scholarship Fund" please use the button below.

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