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Patterson Foundation Awards More Than $300,000 in Grants to Oral, Animal Health Organizations


The Patterson Foundation recently announced $323,000 in Q4 Grant Funding to 17 non-profit organizations in the oral and animal health fields. These organizations were selected based on their commitment to help people and animals in their communities.

Each quarter, the Foundation is investing in organizations that are helping those most in need, said Lindsay Stewart, Sr Foundation Manager. These organizations are carefully selected based on the immense good they are delivering to the public.

The 20 organizations include:


  • Ada Jenkins Center (Davidson, NC)
  • Americas Dentist Care Foundation (Wichita, KS)
  • Central AR Volunteers in Medicine- Harmony Health Clinic (Little Rock, AR)
  • Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic (Waukesha, WI)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Kids in Need of Dentistry (Denver, CO)
  • South Bay Childrens Health Center, (Redondo Beach, CA)
  • London Community Dental, (London, Ontario, CA)
  • Dental Lifeline Network, (Redondo Beach, CA)
  • PanCare of Florida (Panama City, FL)
  • Memphis Dental Society Charitable Foundation (Mid-South Mission of Mercy event)
  • Seattle Center Foundation (Seattle Mission of Mercy event)
  • United Way of Central Maryland (2020 Harford Project Homeless, Mission of Mercy event)
  • United Way of Central Maryland (Baltimore Mission of Mercy event)

Animal Health:

  • Can Do Canines (New Hope, MN)
  • Dogs for Our Brave (St. Louis, MO)
  • International Guiding Eyes, Guide Dogs of America (Sylmar, CA)
  • New Horizons Medical Service Dogs (Orange City, FL)
  • Southeastern Guide Dogs (Palmetto, FL)
  • Americas VetDogs (Smithtown, NY)

In 2018, Patterson Foundation gave more than $1.4 million in grants and scholarships, resulting in 21,244 patients receiving oral health care, 36 students receiving tuition assistance, and more than 48 assistance dogs being placed with veterans or individuals with disabilities.

Giving back is a top priority for Patterson. Seeing what these organizations do with their grant money is such a thrill for us, Stewart said.

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., a global leader connecting dental and animal health customers in North America and the U.K. to the latest products, technologies, services and innovative business solutions that enable operational and professional success. Visit for more information.

Lindsay Stewart, Sr Foundation Manager

EMAIL: [email protected]



David Bailey joins Euclid Life Science Specialty, LLC


ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Euclid Life Science Specialty, LLC, an Itasca-based specialty program administrator for life science liability, is pleased to announce the hire of David N. Bailey as vice president of underwriting and executive underwriter. David's focus will be growing the company's presence and core book of life science products-work hazard liability and professional liability on the West Coast and partnering with executive leadership to expand product offerings for the Life Science industry.

David brings more than 20 years of experience in life science and technology related underwriting to the Euclid Life Science Specialty team. Prior to joining Euclid Life Science, Mr. Bailey served as the Commercial Director of Life Science for CNA and held medtech leadership, risk control and underwriting roles with Travelers/St Paul and Fireman's Fund.

Managing principal of Euclid Life Science, Ryann Elliott states “David's driven marketplace presence and rich underwriting expertise builds on our extensive academic focus and experience necessary to service client needs in this highly complex industry sector. His focus on growing the team and the book on the West Coast will aid in balancing our team.”

Mr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Science Business Administration from University of California at Riverside and is based in California, reporting to Elliott. He can be contacted directly by phone at +1.213. 247.2250, or via e-mail at [email protected]

About Euclid Life Science Specialty, LLC
Euclid Life Science Specialty, LLC is a specialty a product and professional liability insurance underwriting platform, providing tailored casualty coverage solutions to the life sciences industry and underwrite with capacity from a leading US insurer rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's.

About Euclid Insurance Services, Inc.
Founded in 1952, Euclid Insurance Services, Inc. is a program administrator for specialty property/casualty insurance programs operating under the names Euclid Public Sector, Euclid Specialty Managers, Euclid Transactional, Euclid Enviant, Euclid Design Underwriters and Euclid Financial Institution Underwriters and functions as a general agency distributing employee benefit and life products under the name Euclid Managers.

For information on Euclid Life Science visit and for information on the Euclid Insurance Services, Inc., visit

Media Contact

Ryann Elliott, Euclid Life Science Specialty, LLC, +1 443-682-0102, [email protected]


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RIA Industry Veteran Gary Foster Joins Thrivent Advisor Network as Senior Business Development Officer


MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Thrivent Advisor Network, the platform for independent purpose-driven advisors looking to deliver financial advice as part of a community with shared values, has hired RIA industry veteran Gary Foster as Senior Business Development Officer. With over 20 years of experience, Foster joins Thrivent Advisor Network from LPL Financial.

For the last 15 years of his two decade financial services career, Foster has served in various business development roles, most recently as Regional Director, Vice President of Business Development at LPL Financial. Prior to this, Foster worked in business development for Motif Capital, Pershing Advisor Solutions and Raymond James Financial Services, where he started his career. Foster brings extensive experience to his role at Thrivent Advisor Network, having worked directly with financial advisors in a variety of capacities, including advising those leaving wirehouses in search of options that support more advisor independence. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 9, 10, 24, and 63.

“Gary is a respected industry leader and we couldn't be happier to welcome him to Thrivent Advisor Network. He will play an integral role in helping to further establish Thrivent Advisor Network as the landing spot for advisors who desire access to the RIA world, while also having the backing of our network, the common connection of shared values and the ability to support and grow their businesses,” said Luke Winskowski, Head of Thrivent Advisor Network.

“I've known and followed Thrivent throughout my career. What really struck me from the very beginning of my interaction with Thrivent's new hybrid RIA was the focus on shared values and purpose-driven approach to finances, with advisors who are dedicated to serving the whole client – not just their wealth, but also their health, values and purpose,” commented Gary Foster, Senior Business Development Officer at Thrivent Advisor Network. “I've already seen this resonate with advisors and I'm excited to help drive even more business and growth for Thrivent Advisor Network as we round out the year and move into 2021.”

Foster is the second Senior Business Development Officer to joinThrivent Advisor Network recently, following Matthew Sines, another industry veteran who came on board from Raymond James Financial Services a month earlier.

The expansion of the Thrivent Advisor Network team is occurring as the network has experienced much growth since its founding in 2019. As of July 2020, Thrivent Advisor Network reported over $1.3 billion in AUM.  Since that time, the firm has had significant growth with total projected assets under management for the end of this year approaching $4.5 billion.

Additionally, head of Thrivent Advisor Network, Luke Winskowski, was recently named to's Ten to Watch in 2021 list.

About Thrivent Advisor Network
Thrivent Advisor Network, a registered investment advisor (“RIA”), is a new hybrid platform offered by Thrivent, a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization helping more than two million clients achieve financial clarity, enabling lives of meaning and gratitude. Thrivent created Thrivent Advisor Network as an opportunity for independent financial advisors to be part of a company committed to helping clients connect their finances and faith. Advisors who join Thrivent Advisor Network are seeking the freedom that comes from owning their own practice while still wanting the human connection and support that comes from being part of a community of like-minded professionals under the Thrivent Advisor Network RIA. Thrivent Advisor Network is positioned to serve as a significant partner to advisors looking to expand their capabilities, boost their brand visibility, and amplify their voice.


Michaela Morales



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Orex Announces Board and Management Changes


VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Orex Minerals Inc. – (TSXV: REX) (OTCQB: ORMNF) (“Orex” or the “Company“) announces that Gary Cope has resigned as President, CEO and Director of the Company in order to focus his efforts on Barsele Minerals Corp. Management wishes to thank Mr. Cope for his years of service and for continuing to act as an Advisor to Orex's Board of Directors.

The Company also announces the appointment of B.H. (Ben) Whiting, M.Sc., P.Geo., as President and CEO and as a Director of Orex effective immediately. Mr. Whiting had served as the Company's Vice President, Exploration since August 2015.


Orex is a Canadian-based junior exploration company comprised of highly qualified mining professionals. Orex has several current projects: the Coneto Gold-Silver Project in Durango, Mexico, a joint venture with Fresnillo PLC, the Jumping Josephine Gold-Silver Project in British Columbia, Canada, and the joint venture with Pan American on the Sandra Silver-Gold Project described above.


/s/ Harry White
Harry White

The Canadian Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this press release.

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