2014 Fiscal Year Summary

2014 Fiscal Year Summary

The 2013-14 fiscal year was truly one for the record books!  We are very appreciative of the generous support we received from our alumni and friends.  Highlights from the year include:

  • During the 2013-14 fiscal year, which ended on June 30th, over 850 donors contributed $6,377,432 to the School of Dentistry.  This set an all-time record for total philanthropic contributions.
  • Cash and gift-in-kind contributions, including pledge payments, totaled $2,328,888, which is also an all-time record for the School.
  • Several new endowed scholarships were created, including a minority student scholarship, and endowments to honor legendary educators and mentors Dr. Bill Mansfield, Dr. Bob Escher and Dr. Wood Currens.
  • The University of Louisville and Kosair Charities entered a new partnership, opening general pediatrics and pediatric dentistry practices at the Sam Swope Kosair Charities Centre to provide children with disabilities and chronic health conditions and children from the community expert care from UofL pediatricians and pediatric dentists.  Kosair Charities has donated the $1.2 million rent amount over a five-year period, providing a combined 12,500 square feet of renovated space in the Kosair Charities headquarters building for the two clinics: University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics at Kosair Charities and University of Louisville School of Dentistry at Kosair Charities. The university may opt to renew the lease for two additional five-year terms, bringing the estimated value of this agreement to $3.7 million over 15 years.  This new initiative will allow ULSD students to access a new patient base and geographic region of the community as they receive the training and experience they need to graduate as highly-skilled clinicians.
  • Dental students will have an even greater opportunity to serve the community through the UofL Compassionate Care Connect Program (ULCCCP), established through an endowment from the RSMIS Foundation founded by Robert and Marilyn Silverthorn. The program offers adult patients in need financial assistance. Dental students benefit from the learning experiences, and patients improve their health and quality of life.

    A gift from the Louisville Dental Society provided another boost to the school’s patient-centered care efforts. This organization has given a donation to help nephrology patients pay for oral health care prior to surgery. Those awaiting kidney transplants must be free of infection and restored to proper oral health in order to receive a transplant.
  • The largest gift in the history of the School of Dentistry was received in June of 2014.  Look for that announcement later this summer!

As you can see, the School of Dentistry had a great year in 2013-14.  You can help us set new records in 2014-15!  Please consider making your gift today.