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Ways to Give

Your Gifts Are Making a Positive Impact

The Michigan Dental Association Foundation is focused on providing charitable programs and services to improve the dental health of Michigan citizens. The MDA Foundation also advances the profession of dentistry through various scholarship opportunities and other assistance to students of dentistry, dental hygiene and dental assisting.

There are many ways to support the MDA Foundation:

Scholarship Support


Help offset the rising cost of dental education by designating your gift toward student [NM1] scholarships. The MDA Foundation offers scholarships to dental, dental hygiene, and dental assisting students.

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Access-to-Care Support


Are you passionate about all Michigan citizens having access to dental health care? With close to 35 percent of Michigan Citizens not having dental insurance or access to a dentist in their community, your gift will help them get the care they need.

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Dental Education


Good dental health begins before birth. More than 40 percent of pregnant women living below the poverty level are not aware of what they can do to prevent poor dental health for themselves or their children. Giving to Dental Education helps your Foundation provide educational materials and programs to these women and their families and to educational facilities located in low-income areas.

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Tributes and Memorials


Honor your colleagues, friends, or family members by making a contribution in their name through this special giving opportunity. The gift amount is confidential and a card is sent to the recipient to acknowledge this special donation.

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Pledge of Support

Make your gift over time! Any gift in any amount is welcome. However, larger gifts are easier to make if you break them into monthly, quarterly or annual installments. A gift of $84 each month is $1,000 per year. A gift of $2,000 per year for five years becomes a $10,000 gift.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

Make a gift to the MDA Foundation through an IRA Charitable Rollover, which is a qualified charitable distribution of money that individuals who are 70½ or older may direct from their traditional IRA to eligible charitable organizations.

The Michigan Dental Association Foundation is a 501c(3) tax-deductible organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible as allowed by law. For more information email foundation@michigandental.org.