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ADA Foundation launches American Hero Fund

April 18, 2019

By Jennifer Garvin

American Heroes Fund
Tribute: Friends of Dr. Loren Feldner pay their respects during an April 15 ceremony at Lobby Day. From left are Drs. Charles McGinty, Phillip Fijal, Gordon Isbell, Bruce Hutchison and Brad Barnes. At right is ADA Foundation president Bill Calnon holding up their contributions to the new American Hero Fund. Photo by Dr. Mark Bauman.

The ADA Foundation has established a new fund to help veterans.

The American Hero Fund will award financial grants to selected organizations that provide oral health services to U.S. veterans.

“I feel the potential impact of this fund – and the impact of the resulting initiative – is absolutely tremendous,” said ADA Foundation President Bill Calnon who announced the new fund during the ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day on April 15.

Dr. Calnon

Honoring heroes: ADA Foundation President Bill Calnon announces the American Hero Fund at Lobby Day.


The fund was started in memory of “our great friend and colleague, Dr. Loren Feldner,” said Dr. Calnon, following a tribute to the former chair of the American Dental Political Action Committee and ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation who died Jan. 17.

Visit the ADA Foundation website to donate by clicking on “How to Help.”