Advancing the Future of Dental Education

Almost a century ago, Dr. William J. Gies wrote a landmark report that established dentistry as an essential component of higher education in the health professions, significantly impacting dental education. His legacy and vision is carried on today by the ADEAGies Foundation.

Through grants and awards, the ADEAGies Foundation funds programs that support innovations in dental education, research and leadership. Foundation grants are made possible by the generosity of ADEA members and the dental education community. While providing annual gifts is critically important to the ADEAGies Foundation, there are also opportunities to make future gifts.

You will enjoy your giving more, knowing you are supporting the ADEAGies Foundation in ways that allow you to contribute the most you can at the lowest possible cost. Following are a number of giving options that provide a legacy of support and allow you to receive benefits in return. For example:

  • You can give in ways that “give back” to you for a time, providing extra income in retirement years or funding educational expenses and other needs
  • You can save on income, gift and estate taxes and redirect those amounts by giving in certain ways
  • You can add meaning to your gift by using it to honor a special friend, colleague or loved one

As you see, there are many options and advantages to supporting the ADEAGies Foundation. We hope you will consider making an impactful gift to ensure we continue to support innovations and leadership development in dental education to help prepare dental professionals and to improve the oral health of the nation.