Information about ways to support periodontics
through donations to the
Making a gift to the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is an easy way to support the future of your specialty. All donations to the AAP Foundation are tax-deductible in accordance with the law.
Bowers Endowment Fund for the ABP
The Gerald M. Bowers Endowment Fund for the ABP was created to ensure the financial stability and growth of the specialty's certifying board, and implementation of appropriate new technologies supporting rigorous testing standards.
Cohen Teaching Award Fund
The Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award provides $10,000 to assist a third-year periodontal resident in launching a career as an educator.
To meet the ongoing need for full-time periodontal faculty and fill current and future faculty vacancies with the most committed and talented educators, the AAP Foundation administers the Education Fund.
Grateful Colleague Program
The next time you provide care as a professional courtesy and your colleague asks how to thank you, suggest a gift to the
Nevins Fellowship Fund
The Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship Fund, named in honor of Myron Nevins, DDS, provides $20,000 paid over two years to top periodontal educators and researchers early in their careers.
New Century Club
The New Century Club is a special donor category reserved exclusively for AAP Student Members who donate to the AAP Foundation. The program is structured to make it easier for Student Members to become donors by offering two levels of New Century Club membership.
Planned Giving Central
Among this area's extensive resources are profiles of colleagues who have chosen to create a legacy, updates on legislation which may impact your estate plan, articles detailing financial planning vehicles and techniques, a gift calculator to help you compute possible tax advantages using different scenarios, and much more!
Each year when you renew your membership dues to the American Academy of Periodontology, you are given the option of making a $200 payment to the Sustaining Fund. The Sustaining Fund helps to support the fund-raising and grant-making activities of the Foundation.
The Visionary Society recognizes individuals who commit to making planned and estate gifts to the Foundation in any amount.
Kramer Scholar Award Fund
The Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence provides a $10,000 one-time cash award to third-year students enrolled in an accredited U.S. periodontal graduate program and nominated by their program chairperson.
Tarrson Fellowship Fund
The Bud & Linda Tarrson Fellowship, established by a major gift made by the Tarrsons and supported by ongoing gifts from donors, supports` the work of faculty members in accredited periodontal programs.
Consider giving a memorial gift in memory of a deceased loved one or friend, or in honor of a special occasion such as the birth of a baby or a wedding. The AAP Foundation receives memorial gifts throughout the year.
For general information on all these options or to make a gift, please contact:
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3256 or 312-573-3256
Private fax: 312-787-3983