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School of Dental Medicine

A TUSDM tradition continues and you are important part of it!  The dental school community has risen to the challenge and issued impactful challenges in honor of this important day, each one supporting our students.

When we reach 400 gifts, the TUSDM Brighter World Campaign Committee will generously support the Tufts School of Dental Medicine with a collective gift of $100,000.

Double YOUR Impact Challenges 

Give to one of the priorities and programs listed below, and your gift will count twice. It will be counted toward the overall goal of 400 gifts AND will count toward the challenges listed below.  One gift – double the impact.

Dental Financial Aid - If 60 gifts are made to this fund, Lewis Estabrooks, D69, DG72, Paul L’Homme, D58 , Peter Regas, A73, D75A, Milton Berkman, A61, D65, DG68 along with the Roddy Foundation will generously give $50,000.

Tufts Dental Facilities Clinics - If 25 gifts are made to the TDF Clinics, George Mavridis, E61 will generously give $10,000.  When this is met, another challenge of 25 gifts for $25,000 will also be supported by George Mavridis, E61

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – if 50 gifts are made to DEI, Lonnie Norris, DG80, M99P, A01P, Ancy Verdier, A96, D03, DG06, Ericka Lowe, D04, Elon Joffre, D05, DG08, Jasmin Henville, D07 and Albert Coombs, D11 will generously give $7,000.

Health & Wellness – if 25 gifts are received to this new fund, parents Leslie and Todd Shatkin, D22 will give $5,000.

Service with a Smile – if 15 gifts are received to this fund that provides screenings and treatment to homeless veterans, Judith Call McCollum, D80 and Service with a Smile national organization will give $3,500.

HOW TO HELP NOW

 Get ready for the big day in any (or all) of the following ways:

  • Follow TUSDM on social media. Get a glimpse of student life and the impact our gifts make. Share the posts across your channels!
  • Connect with your network--fellow alumni, faculty or friends. Ask them to join you in giving on 11/30.
  • Use our social media toolkit to access logos, sample posts and more.

Together we can help build something that will last far beyond today.

Interested in making a gift early via your donor advised fund, family foundation, stock or wire transfer?  Fill out this form and initiate your gift. We'll make sure it gets counted in our #TuftsGivingTuesday totals!

HOW TO HELP NOW

 Get ready for the big day in any (or all) of the following ways:

  • Follow TUSDM on social media. Get a glimpse of student life and the impact our gifts make. Share the posts across your channels!
  • Connect with your network--fellow alumni, faculty or friends. Ask them to join you in giving on 11/30.
  • Use our social media toolkit to access logos, sample posts and more.

Together we can help build something that will last far beyond today.

Interested in making a gift early via your donor advised fund, family foundation, stock or wire transfer?  Fill out this form and initiate your gift. We'll make sure it gets counted in our #TuftsGivingTuesday totals!

Thank you Tufts Dental community!
2 days ago

Thank you!  

 In these times when we can still feel so far apart, you helped bring our global community together on #TuftsGivingTuesday. We celebrated and supported our students and faculty, who are leading the way as scientists and scholars, citizens and changemakers, activists and innovators. We demonstrated that together we really can build a brighter world. 

Thanks again; all the best for the holidays and into the new year.  

--Your #TuftsGivingTuesday Team 

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$500
Service with a Smile Bonus Challenge
Founded by two TUSDM alumni, Service with a Smile focuses on providing oral health education, screenings, and related services to veterans in need, particularly those without homes. The program enables students, with support from faculty, to provide oral health care services to veterans in need in the Greater Boston area. An anonymous donor has just come forward to offer this bonus challenge!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Tufts Dental Facilities Clinics Challenge
Tufts Dental Facilities Clinics (TDF) provide comprehensive dental care for adults and children with developmental disabilities living in Massachusetts. Following more than a year when it has been challenging to offer safe and timely dental care for all patients, those relying on a TDF Clinic are no exception. George Mavridis (E61) is sponsoring this challenge because he believes in the good work the TDF clinics do.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Tufts Dental Facilities Clinics Challenge 2
Join George Mavridis (E61) in providing even more support for the TDF Clinics Facilities, which provides comprehensive dental care for adults and children with developmental disabilities living in Massachusetts. Your gift helps secure this second challenge gift!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Dental Student Health & Wellness Challenge
Student well-being is critical to the health care profession and it begins with strong support for our dental students, who are future oral health providers. Our Student Health & Wellness Fund enables the school to teach students how to balance personal needs with professional obligations. Your gift provides the resources that guide students in making good choices that will sustain them throughout dental school and in their careers. Todd and Leslie Shatkin (D22P) hopes you will join them in supporting today's students by making a gift in support of their health and wellness.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$3,500
Service with a Smile Challenge
Founded by two TUSDM alumni, Service with a Smile focuses on providing oral health education, screenings, and related services to veterans in need, particularly those without homes. The program enables students, with support from faculty, to provide oral health care services to veterans in need in the Greater Boston area. Judith McCollum (D80), along with the Service with a Smile organization, are proud to sponsor this challenge.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 1
We can't make this the brightest #TuftsGivingTuesday ever--without you! Hannah Targoff Saujet (J98) & Thomas Saujet (A96) are starting us off with our first challenge of the day. Join them and help secure $10K!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 2
One down, eleven more to go: Kenneth Rosh (A85, A19P, A21P) & Merideth Schlesinger Rosh (A19P, A21P) want us to keep the early momentum going. Your gift gets us closer to securing another $10,000 challenge gift!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 3
Meryl & Michael Chae (J91 & A89) value so many aspects of their Tufts education. Today you can give to what you value at Tufts. Together we can support today's students and help build a brighter world.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 4
3,000 gifts have been made to support students and programs across our campuses! George Mussalli (A95) is challenging us to get to 3,500. Your choice. Your gift. Your impact. We got this!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 5
Greg and Danae Webster (A22P, A25P) know that everyone can shine a light on #TuftsGivingTuesday. Join them and make a gift; help secure their Building a Brighter World challenge.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 6
500 more gifts will propel us to challenge seven. Won't you join our challenge donors, and Jumbo couple, Stephanie and Matt Leeds (A05) and help us build a brighter world today?
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 7
Six challenges down, six to go. Catherine & Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff (A22P) are challenging us to keep the momentum going--you can make a difference in the lives of today's students. Join Catherine & Andrew and give right now!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 8
Ken Chow (A91) knows that each and every one of us can make a difference in the lives of today's students, in the research and learning that can occur on our campuses. That is why he is sponsoring this challenge. Your gift will help us secure his gift.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 9
We have completed 8 challenges already--thousands of dollars have been given in support of financial aid, student activities and athletics, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, faculty research...the list goes on and on. You can help grow that list and secure class of 1985 alum Jack Chitayat's challenge by giving right now!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 10
We've reached double digits: this is our tenth university-wide challenge of the day! When we complete this challenge we will have secured 8,500 gifts--matching last year's numbers. Eric White (A91) is here to encourage us to join him in building a brighter world.
500 / 500 Gifts
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$25,000
International Community Challenge
This really is a global tradition and the ongoing support from our international community proves it. This year, Rulan & Haresh Melwani (A23P, A25P) are challenging members of the Tufts community living outside the U.S. to join them by making a gift and helping build a brighter world.
600 / 600 Gifts
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