What does it mean to be a Friend of the Foundation?
"friend" ˈfrend, a noun: one that favors or promotes something (such as a charity).
Everything we do to promote oral health for all can only be done with and through others. It takes a team of committed volunteers, donors, sponsors, partners, & change agents to make good things happen to improve oral health in North Dakota.
Explore all the ways you can get involved as a Friend of the Foundation.
Be Current: Email Updates
Don't get dental philanthropy FOMO (fear of missing out). Stay up-to-date and informed on current foundation activities and our impact on oral health in North Dakota. We promise to provide you with relevant, informative, & entertaining information directly from our Executive Director, Mike Little. Subscribe today!
We are better together. Invite us over and we'll bring your team coffee, lunch, treats, and/or SWAG. We love listening to the needs of each dental clinic and community and sharing all the good that the Foundation and our friends are doing. Invite us over!
Share our initiatives with your friends via word-of-mouth, email, texts, and on social media.
We've partnered with Shirts From Fargo to create an online retail store full of NDDF-branded merchandise including:
Be a Volunteer
For our programs to be effective, we rely on volunteers. Donating your time is one of the best gifts you can give. The North Dakota Mission of Mercy alone requires over 500 volunteers.
Be a Donor
100% of all donations to our foundation go directly to our programs and helping dental patients in need. All of our overhead and administrative expenses are covered by gains on an endowment owned by the Dakota Medical Foundation and gifted to us annually.
Be a Giving Heart
Every year around Valentines Day we participate in Giving Hearts Day, the nation's longest running giving day. Join us:
- Make a personal gift
- Match employee gifts
- Match general gifts
- In-kind gifts
- Spread the word
“What you do for yourself dies with you when you leave this world, what you do for others lives on forever.” – Sir Ken Robinson.
Giving to our endowment, creating a donor advised fund, or leaving the foundation in your will/estate are all great ways to ensure your money goes to work in perpetuity.