Why Give


A strong foundation begins with you. The North Carolina Dental Society Foundation is the affiliated 501c3 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 65,000 patients at this point!

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 to help us help others.

What is the Circle of Care Giving?

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! It’s so easy! Click here to set up an automatic credit card draft or call our office and we can assist you: (919) 439-2377.


Circle of Care individual donors ($1,000+), (11/1/18 – present)

Dr. Nazir Ahmad

Dr. F. Vincent Allison III

Dr. L’Tanya Bailey

Dr. Catherine Bickley

Dr. Bill Blaylock

Dr. Alison Boone

Dr. John Buchanan

Dr. Rex Card

The Campbell Family

Dr. Scott Cashion

Mr. Yates Chambliss

Dr. Edwin Connelly

Dr. Ros Crisp

Dr. Scott Davenport

Dr. David Dickerhoff

Dr. Christopher Dirig

Dr. Mary Gaddis

Dr. Sharon Harrell

Dr. Joe Hendrick

Dr. Susan Hockaday

Dr. Robert Hollowell Jr.

Ms. Gina Howard

Dr. Lance Hutchens

Ms. Deborah Hylton

Mr. Matthew G. Jelnicky, CPA

Dr. Robert Kent

Dr. Patrick Lawrence

Dr. Lee Lewis

Dr. James McCarthy

Dr. Thomas Morgan

Drs. Shelley & David Olson

Dr. Gary Oyster

Dr. Alec Parker

Dr. LaRosa Pinnix-Bailey

Dr. Tony Porter

Dr. Michael Riccobene

Ms. Laura Ridgeway

Dr. Tiarra Rorie

Dr. Mark Scheiderich

Dr. Bob Schiffel

Dr. Reese Steen

Dr. Robert Stowe

Dr. Amanda Stroud

Dr. David Thome

Dr. Ronald Venezie

Dr. John Williams

Dr. Raleigh Wright III

Other Ways to Support the Foundation

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.

  • 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 Laura Ridgeway, Executive Director of the Foundation, at (919) 439-2377.

  • Shop at AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices and shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice.

Start shopping in support of the Foundation now.

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!