SDDF : About the Foundation
The South Dakota Dental Foundation is a nonprofit public foundation formed by interested members of the South Dakota Dental Association to benefit the general public.
The Foundation's Mission
The mission of the South Dakota Dental Foundation is to advocate for the improved oral health of South Dakota’s citizens through the education of the profession and the public and by serving those individuals and organizations having dental related needs.
The South Dakota Dental Foundation has created an endowment fund to provide financial support to the people, organization and causes that advance the dental profession in South Dakota.
The fund was initially capitalized through a fundraising campaign among the dentists in South Dakota. The fund continues to grow today through pledges, direct contributions, memorials, estate contributions and fund raising activities. All contributions become part of the permanent endowment. Only the earnings from the endowment fund are distributed.
Uses For the Earnings
Uses for the earnings include the following:
Dental health projects and activities
Dental auxiliary student scholarships
Dental health education of the public
The Foundation Board continues to welcome additional contributions to the fund. All contributions are tax deductible.
Foundation Board Members
Dr. Orin Ellwein, Chairman
Dr. Mark Bierschbach, Vice-Chairman
Mr. Scott Jones, Treasurer
Mr. Paul Knecht, Secretary
Mr. Ken Asheim
Mr. Brad Bauer
Dr. Monty Bechtold
Dr. Melissa Gibson
Mrs. Connie Halverson
Dr. Mark Kampfe
Dr. G. Jack Muller
Dr. Jon Schaack
Dr. Jaclyn Schuler
Dr. Grant Titze
Dr. Roger Wilson
To view the Foundation's 2015 990 EZ Report click here
To view the Foundation's 2014 990 EZ Report click here
To view the Foundation's 2013 Year-End Report click here
To view the Foundation's 2012 990 EZ Report click here
To view the Foundation's 2012 Year-End Report click here
To view the Foundation's 2011 Year-End Report click here
To view the Foundation's 2011 990 EZ Report click here