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What is an endowment and how does it grow?

An endowment is a fund made up of gifts and bequests subject to a requirement that the principal is maintained and invested to create an ongoing source of support for an organization. Contributors may set up an endowment to fund a specific interest, and a nonprofit’s governing body may set up an endowment. An endowment requires the principal remain intact in perpetuity, or for a defined period of time or until sufficient assets have been accumulated to achieve a designated purpose. Once the endowment principal is in perpetuity, scholarships are awarded to students meeting the endowment’s purpose and award criteria. Each school or university has different parameters for establishing an endowment, or endowed award. In general, we have created endowment funds with $2,000.

We have seen some affiliated dental group sponsored endowments really grow, awarding up to $1,500 to one or more scholarship recipients annually!

Current endowments include:
  • Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Pedriatic Residency
  • Creighton University School of Dentistry
  • Howard University College of Dentistry
  • Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • Marquette University School of Dentistry
  • Marquette University Orthodontic Residency
  • Marquette University Endodontic Residency
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Oral Surgery Residency
  • Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
  • Medical College of Wisconsin – Oral Surgery
  • New York University College of Dentistry
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Specialty Residency Programs
  • University of Alabama School of Dentistry
  • University of Maryland School of Dentistry
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina, Dental and Specialty Residency Programs
  • University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Texas Health Science Center Houston Dental School
  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School
  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Special Residency Programs

"With the rising cost of dental education and its impact on student debt, scholarship support is more critical than ever before.  The American Dental Partners Foundation graduate and pre-doctorate scholarships continue to have a positive influence on the future of our students as well as the dental profession."
-William K. Lobb, DDS, MS, MPH
Dean, School of Dentistry
Marquette University

"Scholarship support for our students is always a top priority and American Dental Partners and Carus Dental have made lives better for many of our students since our partnership began nearly 10 years ago."
-Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, DDS, MS
Dean, School of Dentistry
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio"