Why Give?


A strong foundation begins with you. The North Carolina Dental Society Foundation is the affiliated ‍501(3)(c) charity of the Society, dedicated to MOM clinics, children’s initiatives, grants to local clinics and so much more! Across the state, dental professionals are committing themselves to better oral health for North Carolinians via the Foundation – through donations, volunteering time and providing services to those in need – over 75,000 patients at this point!

In addition to traditional methods of giving, the Foundation offers other vehicles such as a gifts of stock and planned gifts, including bequests, life insurance policies and charitable trusts, which can offer donors tax savings while making a significant contribution to the Foundation. There are many ways to get involved in the work of the Foundation and its charitable programs.

What is the Circle of Care?

Through the Foundation’s Circle of Care monthly giving program, you can donate $100/month, helping our Foundation make a difference all year long. Join other leaders in the dental community who are supporting this way! Click here to set up an automatic credit card draft or call our office and we can assist you: (919) 439-2377.

You can give a one-time gift, contribute in installments, or make a gift in honor of your colleagues, staff, family or friends! We appreciate your generosity in helping us help others.

Other Ways to Support The Foundation

Make a Gift of Stock

Take advantage of a year-end tax deduction while making a significant contribution to the Foundation. It’s very easy! For further information, please contact Sharon D’costa, Fund Development and Program Director of the Foundation, at sdcosta@ncdental.org.

2023 Circle of Care Donors ($1,000+)

Dr. James P. McCarthy

Dr. Madison Crumley

Dr. Thomas Morgan

Dr. Micheal Riccobene

Mr. Norman Yates Chambliss

Dr. Nazir Ahmad

Dr. Rosalyn Crisp

Dr. Amanda Stroud

Dr. Tony Porter

Dr. Scott Cashion

Dr. Edwin Connelly

Dr. Sharon Harrell

Dr. Gary Oyster

Dr. Robert Plage

Dr. Joseph Hendrick Jr.

Dr. Mark Scheiderich

Dr. Tony Khara

Mr. Robert Loweth

Dr. Larry Price

Dr. Susan Hockaday

Dr. F. Vincent Allison III

Dr. Robert Hollowell Jr. 

Dr. John Buchanan

Dr. Alec Parker

Dr. Lee Lewis Jr.

Dr. Tiarra Rorie

Dr. Scott Davenport

Dr. L’Tanya Bailey

Dr. Robert Schiffel

Drs. Shelley and Dave Olson

Dr. Raleigh Wright III 

Dr. Shailesh Patel

Ms. Gina Howard

Mr. Brandon Culp

Mr. Bill Milner

Dr. Lance Hutchens

Dr. Sorin Uram-Tuculescu

Dr. Janet Arnold Higginbotham

Dr. Stewart Wignall

Dr. Brian Neuwirth

We are so thankful for your partnership and look forward to hearing from you. We welcome the opportunity to visit your office or next community gathering to share more about the work of the Foundation. We need you!

Dr. Alec Parker Legacy Fund

Join us in congratulating Dr. Alec Parker on his retirement! A dentist from Asheville, Dr. Parker brought vast insight and passion to his post as NCDS Executive Director, and we thank him for his many contributions to organized dentistry.

If you would like to recognize Dr. Parker’s years of service, he asks that that you make a contribution to the NC Dental Society Foundation in his honor. Click here to donate.