The Navy SEAL Foundation names Miles D. White as the 2020 Navy SEAL Foundation Midwest Evening of Tribute Patriot Award Recipient

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Bob and Veronica Loquercio, 2020 Chairpersons of the Navy SEAL Foundation’s Midwest Evening of Tribute, are excited to announce Miles D. White, Executive Chairman of Abbott, has been selected as the 2020 Navy SEAL Foundation Patriot Award recipient.

"The Patriot Award recognizes Miles’ unwavering commitment to our nation, the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. His work ethic, dedication to innovation and his leadership, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, is extraordinary.” -Bill Strong

Bob and Veronica Loquercio, 2020 Chairpersons of the Navy SEAL Foundation's Midwest Evening of Tribute, are excited to announce Miles D. White, Executive Chairman of Abbott, has been selected as the 2020 Navy SEAL Foundation Patriot Award recipient. The Foundation will present the award to Mr. White at the 9th annual Midwest Evening of Tribute on the evening of Thursday, September 3, 2020. Bob Loquercio said, "This prestigious award is presented to an individual or organization that has contributed greatly to our nation, and who has demonstrated and upheld the same values epitomized by the Navy SEAL community. We are proud to honor Miles White."

"It's a true honor to be associated with the Navy SEAL Foundation through this award," said Mr. White. "The SEALs are an exemplary organization and it's a privilege to support the Navy SEAL Foundation and all those they serve."

Bill Strong, the 2018 Midwest Evening of Tribute Chair and member of the Foundation's National Leadership Council, shared, "the Patriot Award recognizes Miles' unwavering commitment to our nation, the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. His work ethic, dedication to innovation and his leadership, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, is extraordinary."

White has made an incredible difference in advancing our nation's healthcare through his work at Abbott, and like the SEALs themselves, he maintains a 'no quit' attitude with mission success as his focus.

Past recipients of the Navy SEAL Foundation Patriot Award have included Kenneth Griffin, Bob Iger, and Clint Eastwood, among others. This year's Midwest Evening of Tribute will feature guest speaker retired General James N. Mattis, USMC.

For information about the event, please visit http://www.navySEALfoundation.org/midwest.

About the Navy SEAL Foundation:
The mission of the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and its families, the families of NSW fallen, and SEAL and SWCC veterans.

U.S. Navy SEALs have been in sustained combat for nearly two decades, performing hazardous work in unforgiving environments at an unrelenting pace. NSW operators are currently deployed in over 30+ countries across the globe and can spend up to 270 days each year in harm's way.

The Navy SEAL Foundation stands behind these warriors and their families by providing a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury or loss.

Like the community it serves, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a high performing organization committed to excellence. NSF has been awarded the coveted 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator since 2011 and has earned a perfect score of "100" each year since 2016 for financial health, accountability, and transparency, placing NSF in the top 1% of rated charities. Ninety-five cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs or is retained for future mission use.

The Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501c3 national non-profit charitable organization. TAX-ID 31-1728910. NSF is a non-federal entity, and it is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components, and it has no governmental status.

To learn more, visit https://www.navySEALfoundation.org.

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