About the ADEAGies Foundation
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are living in an ever-changing health care landscape that has only increased
the need for innovative approaches to challenges faced by academic dental
institutions. As the only philanthropy dedicated solely to dental education,
the ADEAGies Foundation is uniquely positioned to fund the development of
solutions with the greatest potential to transform dental education and
ultimately enhance patient care.
over $1.2 million in grants awarded to date, along with the preeminent awards
event in dental education, the impact of the ADEAGies Foundation on our
community has been profound.
on this success, the ADEAGies Foundation has committed to increase funding for innovations
within academic dentistry, and to ensure that those ideas are disseminated
throughout the profession to reach their full potential for change. The ADEAGies Foundation’s
funding will support leadership programs and transformational innovations
throughout dental education to improve oral and systemic health. An example of this is the ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V.
will increase through the generosity of individuals, corporations and
organizations. Supporting the ADEAGies Foundation provides an opportunity for
donors to make an impact across dental education, and to benefit patients, for
generations to come.
consider supporting the ADEAGies Foundation as an individual, corporation or
organization. For more information, please contact Savannah John, Director of Development, ADEAGies Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 202-962-9101.
In the spirit of elevating dentistry within the
health professions, the William J. Gies Foundation was established as a private foundatoin in 1950 by
colleagues of Dr. Gies. It was the first American
foundation to support dental education and scholarship. In 2002, it joined with
the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) to form the ADEAGies Foundation,
a public foundation. The ADEAGies Foundation’s mission is to enhance the oral
health of the public through programs that support dental education, research,
leadership and recognition.
In 2006, ADEA and the ADEAGies Foundation forged a landmark
agreement with Oral Health America (OHA), the nation’s premier independent
advocacy organization dedicated to improving oral health and increasing public
awareness of the importance of oral health to overall health. The three
organizations collaborate to promote leadership in dental, allied dental and
advanced dental education. The ADEAGies Foundation also received more than $200,000
from funds administered by OHA (the George H. Whiteley Memorial Foundation; DENTSPLY International, Inc.; and the estate of Dr. Robert Beauchamp, Jr.) to support ADEA’s
In 2007, The William J. Gies Awards for Vision,
Innovation and Achievement (The Gies Awards) were established and quickly
became the preeminent form for recognizing contributions made to oral health and dental education. The Gies Awards pay tribute to deserving
individuals, institutions and organizations that embody the ideals set forth over 90 years ago by Dr. Gies. A distinguished panel of judges
selects the awardees each year. Attendance at the awards event has
grown exponentially and has benefitted from the very generous support of the
academic and corporate communities.