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Patterson merits award; its foundation notes milestone

March 21, 2016 Patterson Companies received the BOLD Award from the Association for Corporate Growth on March 4 for increasing its business scope and recalibrating corporate strategy.

Patterson Companies acquired Animal Health International in 2015 and dissociated its rehabilitation sector, Patterson Medical. While accepting the award, Patterson Companies chairman, president and CEO Scott Anderson announced a $25,000 donation to fellow BOLD Award winner Loaves and Fishes, a Minnesota-based nonprofit focused on feeding the hungry.

“Twenty-five thousand dollars can cover the operating costs of one of our medium-sized sites, or roughly 10,000 meals, for an entire year,” said Cathy Maes, Loaves and Fishes director, in a Patterson Companies news release.

The Patterson Foundation elected Dave Misiak as president at its board meeting in December 2015. Mr. Misiak has worked at Patterson for more than 20 years. He was previously the vice president of the foundation board.

The foundation also announced that it exceeded $500,000 in support of Missions of Mercy and the America’s Dentists Care Foundation events. Missions of Mercy provide free oral healthcare in 32 states during a two-day event. The ADCF provides the events with dental equipment and guidance. In 2015, the Patterson Foundation raised a total of more than $980,000.