At 46, Patricia has a broad and rewarding background. She was raised in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts; earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, in 1980; and moved to New York to begin a 15-year career in employee benefit consulting and sales.
She started at Mutual of New York, in the New Business Underwriting Department, then moved into pension investment sales at CAN, and from there worked in consulting at Johnson & Higgins. This position led to a partnership opportunity in 1986 at the Wyatt Company, an international consulting group specializing in employee benefits. In 1991, Patricia was hired to run the U.S. Sales & Marketing for an international subsidiary of Bankers Trust.
In 1995, she retired and married Ricahrd E. Grey, UCLA '56, long-time Chairman and CEO of Tyco Toys, Inc., now retired. Since, then, Patricia has been managing her own investments and focusing on philanthropy, in 1999, she and her husband created a UCLA Basketball Endowed Grant-in-Aid Fund. In 2000 she established the Patricia Dunn Grey Endowed Fund at Wheaton College for the Filene Center for Work and Learning in honor of her 20th reunion. She also joined the Board of Women & Philanthropy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Patricia's commitment has been directed to Dr. Gary Small's Alzheimer's disease research at UCLA's Center on Aging, in memory of her father.
In 2001, she was selected to become a Trustee of Wheaton College. Also, that year, she was nominated to the Board of the Center on Aging at UCLA. In 2002, Patricia was appointed to The UCLA Foundation Board of Councillors. In 2003, she co-chaired the ICON Award Dinner, raising $350,000 for the Center on Aging. She chaired the 2004 and 2005 ICON award events, as well. In 2003, Patricia was elected to The UCLA Foundation Board of Governors and, in 2004, was appointed to the Board's Volunteer Stewardship Committee. Also, she was made co-chair of Wheaton's Advancement Committee. Patricia is a member of the Blue Ribbon and the Board of Overseers at the Music Center of Los Angeles and Costume Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Moreover, she is a Patron of the Los Angeles Opera. A former competitive figure skater (1966-1976), Patricia enjoys the arts and travel. In addition to their home in Los Angeles, the Greys maintain a residence in New York City.