It Begins with Me - The Campaign for Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Through the generosity of alumni and friends, we are at the $7 million mark toward our goal of $8 million by June, 2018.

Focusing on two primary priorities, Financial Assistance, and Global and Community Oral Health, the Campaign provides opportunities to support students as well as initiatives and programs of the School.

View the campaign video and photos from the campaign kickoff event or peruse the case statement featuring stories from HSDM and information about the campaign. Join the movement, make your campaign gift today!

Financial Assistance - Goal: $6 million

In order to ensure that HSDM attracts the most outstanding students, regardless of financial need, the School must significantly increase student scholarship and fellowship funding. A named, endowed DMD scholarship or specialty fellowship requires a minimum gift of $250,000. An endowed gift of $1.5 million provides for full tuition and fees annually for a deserving student. Both offer the donor the opportunity to establish a legacy by naming the scholarship in honor, or in memory of a loved one, or in the family name. Gifts of $10,000 or more may be pledged to be paid over time.

Global and Community Oral Health Programs - Goal: $2 million

HSDM provides opportunities for students to participate in programs that provide care to underserved populations around the world and in local communities. In addition, HSDM has developed strategic public health programs that integrate oral health into medicine/primary care and focus on educating the next generation of leaders in public health and public health policy. The School seeks funds to endow support for student externships and faculty initiatives in sustainable public oral health programs, both locally and in countries such as Haiti and Rwanda. Gifts of $10,000 or more may be pledged to be paid over time.

Additional Selected Opportunities to Build HSDM Capacity

  • Named, endowed faculty positions. Named professorships are available in the departments of Developmental Biology; Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity; and Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences. These naming opportunities each require a gift of $4 million.
  • Named laboratory. For a gift of $500,000, a donor may name the Preclinical Learning Laboratory.
  • Named spaces in the Research and Education Building. Various giving levels are available for donors to name a room or area in honor or in memory of a friend or mentor or in the family name, among other possibilities.
  • Endowed Specialty Fellowships and Scholarships. Several specialties, including dental public health, periodontology, endodontics, and orthodontics are raising funds to establish endowed funds for their students. For more information, please contact Wanda Mock at 617-432-5356.