From the Desk of the Foundation President
PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
As I write this message, there are just four months before the meetings of the Academy and the Foundation in Orlando. This year we have been very pleased with the number of Grant applications that have been received in the office of our Executive Director. Student scholarship checks have been sent to Junior students in 58 U.S. and 30 international dental schools. Thus far we have received several very nice letters of appreciation from these students, and I intend to acknowledge each one. One letter especially stands out: This student said that she intends to use her check to help fund a dental mission trip this summer, and she was very appreciative of the support from the Foundation. This student's response is truly remarkable, because it is exactly in this spirit that Foundation funds are intended to be used.
Foundation donations by our Fellows have increased during the past 2 or 3 years in spite of the poor state of the economy. On behalf of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, I thank each of you who responded to Dr. Larry Barrett's fund-raising letter. Generosity on your part enables the Grant Committee to fund additional deserving projects. Grant recipients last year ranged from inner-city clinics to remote mountain villages across the globe.
We look forward to seeing all of you--the makers and shakers of our profession--and to having a great meeting in October. We'll see you in Mickey Mouse land.
Dr. Jim Long, DDS President of the Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
From the Desk of the Foundation Executive Director
SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AND FUNDRAISING
The Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy is proud to fulfill the Foundation's mission by providing funds each year to advance the field of dental health through such activities as funding student scholarships and providing support of worthwhile charitable projects in dentistry.
2010 Scholarships Awarded Through Dental Schools
In 2010, 58 U.S. and 30 international third-year dental students each received a $1500 scholarship. The student scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- demonstrated potential for developing into an outstanding leader in the profession because of his or her participation in the university, dental school, or community;
- above-average grades;
- demonstrated qualities of integrity, imagination, initiative, and outstanding communicative skills; and
- a "need" for financial support.
2010 Grants Are Now Being Reviewed
Forty-six grant applications have been submitted to the Foundation for a total request of $380,000 in funding. Each of these applications is for a very worthy program, and determining which programs can be funded this year will be a difficult task for the Trustees as they gather at their October Board meeting. The money awarded will go to outstanding causes, and the grants will enable hundreds of low-income people around the world to be able to smile with pride, but even more projects will not be able to be funded. We wish we could say "yes" to each applicant, and with your continued support, some day we may be able to do just that!
The Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy is not the largest of the major dental foundations and does not receive as much funding through grants and contributions as do the larger dental foundations. However, a review of the funding of various allied dental organizations reveals that the PFA Foundation distributes the most money each year in grants and scholarships. In fact, in 2008 we awarded more than three times the amount that was given by other dental foundations! (Note: 2009 figures were not available for all organizations at the time this article was written.)
Your contributions to our Foundation go a long way. The Trustees work to keep the Foundation's expenses at a bare minimum so that more money can go to grants and scholarships programs. So, please, donate today!
You can be proud of your Foundation, and we thank you for your ongoing support. If you would like to make a donation so we can continue our tradition of supporting charitable projects in dentistry, go to https://www.fauchard.org/foundation/ donations/donate.php now to make your secure online donation, or call (703) 597-8847.
Laura Fleming Doyle Executive Director, Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
We invite you to join in on some friendly competition to honor your PFA Region in Orlando in the following categories:
- Most dollars raised
- Most donors
The PFA Region with the most dollars donated by members within their Region will be recognized in Orlando,
along with the PFA Region that has the most members who make a donation. As of July 14, PFA Region 2: Northeast has the most donors (84), while PFA Region 5: Western has donated the most money ($9185, from 69 donors).
|PFA Region 2: Northeast||84||$8431|
|PFA Region 3: Southeast||75||$8950|
|PFA Region 4: Midwest||41||$3480|
|PFA Region 5: Western||69||$9185|
|PFA Region 10: Central||35||$3790|
Have some fun with a little friendly competition and help the Foundation raise funds to improve the dental health of those less fortunate around the world.
To make an online donation, go to https://www.fauchard.org/foundation/donations/donate.php; you can also mail a check to FPFA, 1510 Judd Ct, Herndon, VA 20170, or call 1-703-597-8847.
The Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Private Foundation; all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Foundation Scholarship Awards
Dr. Barry Dolman, PFA Canada National Chair; Ms. Jeanne Sansfacon, Student Clinician Université Laval, accepting a $1000 Scholarship; and Dr. Tom Breneman, PFA International Trustee
Ten students, including Ms. Jeanne Sansfaçon (U. Laval), Mr. Tudor-Ioan Sitharu (U. de Montreal), Mr. Evan Wiens (U. British Columbia), Mr. Ausama Mohamed (U. Alberta), Ms. Alison Schubert (U. Saskatchewan), Mr. Geoff McIntosh (U. Saskatchewan), Ms. Jackie Samborski (U. Manitoba), Ms. Nelly Hashem (U. Western Ontario), and Mr. David Lee (U Toronto), were awarded the PFA Foundation Scholarships in the amount of $1000 through the additional support of Canadian Fellows.
Dean Thomas W. Braun at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine presented the PFA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Award to Ms. Melissa Fogel. The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine extended their thanks to the Foundation for their generosity.
L-R, PFA Fellow Dr. Philip Nauert; Ross Hunter, third-year dental student scholarship recipient; and Houston Interim Dean John Valenza, DDS
The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston awarded student Ross Hunter a 2010 PFA Dental Student Scholarship.
L-R, Dean Lonnie Norris; Tufts University student Hubert Park receiving his scholarship check; and Associate Dean Gerard Kugel
The PFA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Award was given to Hubert Park at the Seventh Annual Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Graduation Dinner on Friday, May 7, 2010.