The Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy received a record number of grant applications in 2007. We consider projects with a special emphasis on support for dental studentís education and the dental needs of the underserved population of the world. The Foundation Board is committed to not only carefully evaluating all the grants presented but to also take the time and energy to ensure that we award our grants to provide the most help for the needy. In addition, we are pleased that we are able to make the grant application forms simpler. These grant applications are now available on our website. With the increasing cost of education, our dental students need our help, and we do help them by providing $1,500 to a selected student in each dental school in the U.S. as well as selected dental schools around the world. Since 1996 we have given away approximately four million dollars to worthy students and selected service projects. Each year we have seen the number of grant applications increase. Obviously this reflects the value of the grants. to the dental community. However, we do depend on your financial generosity to help us. You may donate either directly to the Foundation or to one of our programs, such as the Grantís and Scholarship Program, the Legacy Program, or by becoming a Fellow of the General Robert B. Shira Memorial Program (detailed explanations of these plans are given on our Website.) Many of us share the philosophy that we must give back at least part of what has been given to us and the best way to do this is through philanthropy. You can make a difference in the lives of others! Consider donating now, while you can enjoy seeing the results.