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Dental Education: Our Legacy-Our Future adds 7 partners

The Dental Education: Our Legacy—Our Future initiative has increased its total number of OLOF partners to 116. The seven new partners are Midwestern University, New Hampshire Dental Society, L. D. Pankey Foundation, American Association of Women Dentists, North Carolina Dental Society, Connecticut State Dental Foundation Inc. and Oklahoma Dental Foundation.

"The American Association of Women Dentists is proud and honored to support the dental education system and help raise awareness of the importance of dental education through the Our Legacy—Our Future program," said Dr. Lilia Larin, AAWD president, adding that the AAWD board voted unanimously to support the project.

"The Pankey Institute is delighted to join the Our Legacy—Our Future campaign because we have long provided quality dental education for dentists around the country and around the world," said Victoria Champion, director of development at the Pankey Institute. "The goals of the campaign are consistent with our mission of unsurpassed advanced dental education. The field of dentistry is evolving quickly and the Institute must change to keep up with the rapid advancements in our profession. I personally look forward to networking with other fundraising professionals who believe in quality dental education."

Our Legacy—Our Future, an initiative spearheaded by the ADA Foundation and other partners, is designed to raise awareness on 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 initiative encourages interested donors to give directly to partner institutions of their choice. The goal is to collectively raise more than $500 million by the end of 2014 in order to address the issues facing the future of dental education.

For more information, visit www.ourlegacyourfuture.org.