Donor Options

11 Great Opportunities to Make a Difference

Please consider making a donation to support programs that expand access to care and increase dental health education and awareness. Contact Foundation staff for more information on any of these ways to support our programs. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charity. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Dues Statement – Nearly 2,000 Illinois dentists show their support for the ISDSF by donating on their annual dues statement. It is a fast and convenient means to financially support Foundation programs and services. If you are a member and have not donated in the past, please consider using this easy and convenient opportunity. If you have given in the past, please consider increasing your pledge.

Direct Contribution – Your gift in any amount makes a difference. The ISDSF accepts cash, check, or credit card. Contributions can be made quickly and easily through our online donation option.(click to online donation page)

Benefactor – Individuals who give $1,000 or more are recognized as Benefactors of the Foundation. Benefactor contributions may be given by an individual, component, branch or corporation.

Memorial Gifts – Remember loved ones with a Memorial Gift to the ISDSF. A memorial gift to the Foundation in the name of a family member or honored colleague is a thoughtful and meaningful expression of sympathy.

A Case Today for Dental Education– Donate the cost of a specific dental case to the Foundation and/or ask your patients to show their appreciation for your services by donating the fee for your service to the Foundation.

Wills, Trusts, and Other Assets –
To get more information on the following types of gifts, see the Foundation’s Planned Giving website.

Wills and Trusts – Make a lasting gift to the profession by designating a gift for the ISDSF in your will or trust as a legacy to dentistry.

Assets as Charitable Gifts - Consider using assets for your charitable gift. These include but aren't limited to cash, stocks, bonds, CDs, real estate, vehicles, art, and jewelry.

Leave a Pension or IRA account to the ISDSF. Name the Foundation as the beneficiary of your pension plan or IRA.

Leave a Life Insurance Policy to the ISDSF. Name the Foundation as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy.

Your Presence is a Gift – Support Foundation events, such as the annual golf outing, Wall of Wines, raffles, etc. Through your participation and sponsorship of these worthwhile fundraising opportunities you support the ISDSF in our efforts to provide dental care and education to those in need.