What is the LDA Foundation (LDAF)?
The LDA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA). Currently, it is comprised of the former LDA charities known as the Relief Fund, the CE Hebert Continuing Education Trust and the Assistance Fund.
What is the mission of the LDA Foundation?
The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the oral health of our State by providing funding for clinical research, education, scholarships and access to care programs, as well as providing financial assistance to dental professionals and their families who are in need.
Is my LDAF contribution tax deductible?
The LDA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation registered in the State of Louisiana. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Why does the LDAF need my contribution?
The LDA Foundation will be hosting LaMOM (Louisiana Mission of Mercy) in February 2015 and we need your support and volunteer efforts! Visit www.lamissionofmercy.org for more info.
It also offers disaster relief grants and funds and access grants for access-to-care related events. The Foundation sent $5,000 to the Oklahoma Dental Relief and Disaster Fund for the benefit of our ADA member dentists who have suffered losses in tornadoes and another $5,000 contribution to the ADA Mission of Mercy (MOM) held in New Orleans on Nov. 3, 2013. Also, $8,305 in grants were given to Louisiana dentists who applied for disaster grants for Hurricane Isaac and we donated $10,000 to the ADA Foundation earmarked as disaster aid for dentists impacted by Hurricane Sandy. In 2011, $5,000 in emergency aid went to the Missouri Dental Association after Joplin, MO, was hit by a tornado. In the last eight years, the Foundation has also provided financial assistance to many LDA members who had property damage as a result of devastating hurricanes!
For LDA members, it is as easy as checking a box on your dues statement or filling out the online form at the top of this page.
The LDA Foundation is committed to helping support all aspects of our mission statement for the future. We will endeavor to develop new avenues for members to participate in charitable giving, including endowments.
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