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HISTORY: The Foundation was established originally in 1973 under the name of the Paul W. Clopper Memorial Foundation to memorialize Dr. Paul Clopper who served as a secretary of ISDS for 19 years. In 2004, The Foundation changes its name to the Illinois State Dental Society Foundation, expanded its board, and assumed additional programs, including the Dentists Support Program to assist dentists suffering from substance abuse. The Foundation's activities are supported solely by tax-deductible contributions from dentists and friends of dentistry. Its funds remain in Illinois.
Members, you may download the ISDS Foundation Bylaws here.

Leadership and strategic direction of the ISDS Foundation are provided by the Board of Directors. All of our programs are volunteer-driven and overseen by the Board, committees and sub-committees. These volunteers contribute their energy, ideas and support throughout the year.

Illinois State Dental Society Foundation Officers

Dr. Thomas E. Sullivan, President
Dr. Brad Barnes, Vice-President
Dr. Timmothy Schwartz, Treasurer

Board of Directors

Dr. Brad Barnes
Dr. Sue Bishop
Dr. Keith W. Dickey
Dr. Gary Fischer
Dr. William B. Hamel III
Dr. Mark Heiss
Mr. Brian Heyndrickx
Dr. Barry Howell
Dr. Donald G. Kipper
Mr. Ross Kraemer
Dr. David P. Kumamoto
Dr. Christopher Larsen
Dr. Kevin Nelson
Mr. Jerry Ragle
Dr. Peggy A. Richardson
Dr. Brian Soltys
Dr. Perry Tuneberg
Dr. Joseph Unger
Ms. Tami Wanless

Ex-Officio Members
Dr. Richard A. Bona
President, ISDS
Mr. Eric Larson
ISDS Executive Director

ISDS Foundation Executive Director
Ms. Jennifer Walker

Mission of Mercy Coordinator
Ms. Linda Thomas