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Patterson Foundation Awards $115,000 in Grants at Its Fall Meeting

November 20, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 20, 2018--At its third quarter board meeting, the Patterson Foundation awarded $115,000 in grant funding to nine nonprofit organizations in the oral and animal health fields. The Patterson Foundation focuses its grants on programs that provide dental care to disadvantaged communities and assistance dogs to veterans and people with disabilities. Here are two of our featured grant recipients, along with a complete list here:

$40,000 to America’s Dentists Care Foundation (Wichita, KS) to purchase a forklift and other equipment for their trailers used to transport dental equipment to Mission of Mercy charitable dental clinics across the country. Since 2008, ADCF has helped provide $175 million in oral health care to 260,000 patients.

“Our long history with the Patterson Foundation is a testament to their commitment to ADCF’s mission of facilitating the delivery of charitable oral healthcare to the underserved,” said Bill Blasing, Executive Director. “Without partners like the Patterson Foundation, we couldn’t have the impact that we strive to have in this area of service to those in need.”

$30,000 to Service Dogs, Inc. (Dripping Springs, TX) for construction costs to build a three-run isolation kennel. Rather than breeding dogs, SDI rescues animals from shelters to train as service dogs for individuals with disabilities. The isolation kennel will allow newly acquired shelter dogs with health issues to be quarantined and treated before entering SDI’s training program.

“The Patterson Foundation grant launches our program into the next generation by enabling us to safely house more newly adopted shelter and career change dogs as they embark on their new lives,” said Dorey Petty, Director of Development.

About the Patterson Foundation

Patterson Foundation is a private grant-making foundation that awards higher education scholarships to the children of Patterson Companies employees and provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations. Its grants are focused on programs that provide dental care to disadvantaged communities and assistance dogs to veterans and people with disabilities.

The Patterson Foundation is funded primarily by current and former employees of Patterson Companies Inc. Visit pattersonfoundation.net for more information.

Patterson Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) is a value-added distributor serving the dental and animal health markets. Learn more about Patterson: pattersoncompanies.com

Dental Market

Patterson’s Dental segment provides a complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America. Learn more: pattersondental.com

Animal Health Market

Patterson’s Animal Health segment is a leading distributor of products, services and technologies to both the production and companion animal health markets in North America and the U.K. Learn more: pattersonveterinary.com, animalhealthinternational.com

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CONTACT: Bria Townshend, Corporate Marketing and Communications Director

corporate.communications@pattersoncompanies.com

www.pattersonfoundation.net

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH DENTAL PHILANTHROPY VETERINARY FOUNDATION FUND RAISING

SOURCE: Patterson Companies Inc.

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