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Our Legacy-Our Future now 136 strong, still gaining partners

Dental Education: Our Legacy—Our Future has increased its total number of partners to 136 with the addition of Henry Schein Dental, the Chicago Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society Foundation.

"Being a part of Our Legacy—Our Future is another way to illustrate our commitment to the dental industry," said Tim Sullivan, president, Henry Schein Dental. "This profession's core is rooted in the dental education system and we're proud to do our part to help secure the future of the dental profession."

Our Legacy—Our Future, spearheaded by the ADA Foundation and other partners, is an initiative designed to raise awareness of the importance of dental education and to promote a culture of philanthropy within the dental profession and solicit a call to action to address these issues. The program encourages interested donors to give directly to the partner institutions of their choice.

"The Chicago Dental Society is an eager, willing and able partner of the ADA Our Legacy—Our Future program," said Dr. Todd Cubbon, CDS president. "Due to reductions in state budgeted funding for our two state dental schools, a crisis exists in Illinois.

"To date the CDS, within the OLOF framework, has donated over $1.6 million for faculty positions and an additional $360,000 in direct academic grants to dental students of Illinois' two schools. The recently formed Chicago Dental Society Foundation, also an Our Legacy—Our Future partner, plans to work hard to assist the ADA program in achieving its admirable goal."

Our Legacy—Our Future celebrated its two-year anniversary in July and is dedicated to helping its partners raise additional and increased funds for their respective fundraising efforts by offering free communication tools, including fact sheets, brochures, videos and newsletters.

For more information, visit www.ourlegacyourfuture.org or call 1-312-587-4716 or the ADA toll-free number, Ext. 4716.