WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN THE ICDF CENTURY CLUB
What is the ICD Foundation’s Century Club? Recognizing the many great projects funded by the ICD Foundation, the ICDF Board of Trustees, under President Mike Kenney’s leadership, created the Century Club in 2014 to provide an opportunity for Fellows to pledge financial support for those and future projects. The Century Club member pledges $100 per month ($1,200 per year) for 5 years. This significant commitment will provide the Foundation resources to not only continue its many projects but also assess, approve, and fund others. The initial campaign focused on the USA Section Board of Regent members and the ICD Foundation Board of Trustee members. ALL of those leaders/officials became members!
We are making the ICDF very effective and efficient in what it does. Therefore we not only want to continue the support we provide for worthwhile projects but also expand that support for other humanitarian activities, especially those by our US Fellows. The Century Club funding opportunity will allow that expansion. Note that the $100/month is less than the cost of a single restoration.
What have we supported? The ICDF has supported:
- Student Leadership and Humanitarian awards
- National Leadership and Humanitarian awards
- Dental clinics in Kenya (Kikuyu and Chogoria)
- Journalism awards and seminars
- ICD publications
- Hope Smiles
- Esperanto Center
- Smiles on Wings
- MOM clinics
- ADA Humanitarian award
- Volunteer symposia
- White Coat ceremonies
- Fellowship Orientation Program
- Global Health Student Associations
- Fisher House emergency dental care
- Peace Corps exams
- Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry
- International Student Experience (Exchange)
- CE opportunities for US ICD Fellows
- Leadership conferences
- CE programs in South America
What do we want to support? The ICDF wants to be able to support more US Fellow projects. Many Fellows are actively involved with local or state humanitarian efforts. We want to encourage them to apply for ICDF grants and then be able to provide some funding to help them with their projects. This support is very important to us because we feel that the greatest attribute of the USA ICD Section is the prestige and influence of its Fellows. Our Fellows are in the highest echelon of this profession and make significant contributions in leadership and service while exemplifying integrity, thus reflecting our Core Values of Leadership, Service and Integrity. We want to be able to help them with their personal acts of humanitarianism. We also want to publicize their efforts to not only demonstrate their individual acts of kindness but also then stimulate others to undertake similar types of projects.
We need your support by becoming a Century Club member! Your commitment will allow the ICDF to support your colleagues in their humanitarian efforts….something we will all be proud of as well as the immense benefits for the beneficiaries of the project.
To become a member of the ICDF go the USA Section website (www.usa-icd.org), open the
“Foundation” option and the click on “How to Donate”. There you will see our various donation opportunities including the Century Club. The benefits of membership also include automatic enrollment in the Lathrop and Shaffer Memorials when those level amounts are reached, a brass plate with your name on the Century Club plaque in the Section office, receipt of the appropriate ICDF lapel pin (see website),and your name listed in the KEY and on our website.
Thank you for your consideration.
Ted Roberson, President, ICDF