In a special check presentation ceremony on March 13, the Delta Dental of Minnesota Trust made a $150,000 donation to the Minnesota Dental Foundation (MDF) to help fund Minnesota’s first Mission of Mercy (MnMOM) event. The significant monetary value of this gift makes Delta Dental of Minnesota Trust the Signature Sponsor of Minnesota’s inaugural MOM event. With this gift, MDF has reached $287,456 in total MnMOM contributions, enough to fund the 2012 event in Mankato.
“This is both an exciting moment for the Mission of Mercy project and a wonderful collaborative effort between our Foundation and the Delta Dental of Minnesota Trust,” said Dr. Steve Litton, MDF President. “We truly look forward to continuing this collaboration as the Foundation advances its mission to support outreach programs that provide dental services to underserved populations and communities.”
Delta Dental of Minnesota Trust has a similar mission of supporting organizations with an ability to significantly impact the improvement of oral health of Minnesotans. “Working with the Minnesota Dental Foundation for the first time is an historic positive collaboration,” stated Ann Johnson, Executive Director of the Trust, “and we look forward to working together in the future toward our mutual goals.”
Ann Johnson, Executive Director, Delta Dental of Minnesota Trust; Joseph Lally, V.P. Government Relations & Compliance, Delta Dental of Minnesota; Steve Litton, DDS, President, Minnesota Dental Foundation; Alejandro Aguirre, Chair, Minnesota Mission of Mercy; Michael Zakula, DDS, MDA President; Rodney Young, CEO and President, Delta Dental of Minnesota
The Minnesota Dental Foundation is extremely grateful for the generosity and enthusiasm of the following corporations, foundations/trusts, organizations, members of the dental community, and other community contributors who have stepped up to help ensure the success of Minnesota’s inaugural MOM event.
Delta Dental of Minnesota Trust (Signature Sponsor), Baird Foundation, Dyste Williams, IC System, Inc., Mankato Clinic Foundation, Medica Foundation, Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation, Walmart Foundation-State Giving Program
District Dental Societies: $19,501
Minneapolis District Dental Society, Northeastern District Dental Society, Saint Paul District Dental Society, Southern District Dental Society, West Central District Dental Society
Dental Organizations: $11,000
Minnesota Association of Endodontists, Minnesota Association of Orthodontists, South Central Dental Study Club - Mankato
Member Dentists/Dental Offices: $22,330
Drs. Alejandro and Laura Aguirre, Dr. Bashar Bakdash, Drs. Michelle Bergsrud and Tim Bergstedt, Dr. Dennis Carreras, Dr. Kevin Dens, Dr. Teresa Fong, Dr. Lee & Mary Jo Jess, Dr. Badri Jureidini, Dr. Venetia Laganis, Dr. Kimberly Lindquist, Drs. Brian McDonald and Duane McDonald, Dr. Michael Perpich, Prairie Dental Arts, Mr. Adam Swingdorf, Dr. Howard Taylor, Vaillant Family Dentistry, Dr. & Mrs. Michael Zakula
Other Individuals: $825
Ms. Lanette Becker in memory of Barbara Wollenberg, Mr. James Chandler and Ms. Tanya Smith, Ms. Dawn Jensen
3M ESPE, Angie's Kettle Corn, Bolger Vision Beyond Print, Butler/Sunstar, Colgate, Dentsply Tulsa, Dexis LLC, GC America, GES-Global Experience Specialists, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health, Henry Schein Dental, Jimmy John's of Mankato, KLS, Patterson Dental Supply, Procter and Gamble, rsvpBOOK.com, SeptoDont, Southeastern District Dental Society, SybronEndo, Verizon Wireless Center, Wornson-Polzin Dental Lab, Zenith DMG