The Foundation's Executive Director, Jennifer Teale, has prepared a marketing plan for consideration and adoption by your Executive Committee and Board of Trustees in Las Vegas. This plan will enable the Foundation to make itself more visible and to define who we are outside of the dental community. Our ultimate goal is to increase donations outside of and within the profession to increase our ability to fully fund more grant requests. The adoption of a logo for the Foundation has been accomplished. This logo will be evident on our Web page and other Foundation materials. This logo reveals we are moving forward, expresses our world wide nature, and reveals our relationship to the Academy. Our Executive Director was instrumental in designing this logo.
June 11, 2011, is the deadline for receiving grant applications. Section chairs, please take note of this deadline and get your Section's grant information in on time. We anticipate receiving more grant requests this year, and we sincerely hope we can fund all of them.
Spring has arrived in this part of the world with its sense of urgency as flowers bloom and grow in fulfillment of nature's plan. Your Foundation will exhibit this same sense of growth and dedication to improve the dental health of those around the globe. I hope all of you read the two articles in the November-December issue of Dental World about two people who exemplify the spirit of the Foundation and the Academy. One was about a dental student who used her scholarship check awarded to take part in a dental mission in Central America (see the next article in this issue for more on the Guatemalan trip). The other article was about an American dentist from Colorado who gave his life trying the help needy people in Afghanistan. Their actions and pictures are worth a thousand words. This says it all!!
Dr. James Long
President of the Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy