Donor Appreciation

Resilience & Gratitudue: Celebrating Our Annual Donors

Cheers to YOU!

Your steadfast support of Harvard School of Dental Medicine has made all the difference, especially during these challenging times. Thank you to those who were able to join us on May 13th for a special evening where we celebrated your generosity. If you'd like to see a recordings from the event, please contact Jessica Loew for a private link.


Because of you, this year,

  • students were able to access assistance from the newly established Student Emergency Fund.
  • the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship was awarded to an incoming under-represented minority student to begin their DMD journey.
  • For the first time, annual fund contributions helped us meet 50% of every student’s demonstrated need for the incoming DMD class.

The promise in our community has been further realized over the past two years because of each of you. We are deeply grateful for your continued investment in HSDM!




Meet our talented students!

Marisa WergerMarisa Werger, DMD22, from Fort Collins, CO, danced for over 20 years and all through her college career at the University of Wyoming before graduating with a degree in physiology. She plans to pursue a career in pediatric dentistry post-HSDM. Marisa will share with us a combined ballet / contemporary dance performance.

David WuDavid Wu, DMSc23 (Periodontology), from Montreal, Quebec, is a gifted pianist who aspires to integrate clinical practice, scientific research, and dental education as a clinician-scientist-educator to improve oral and systemic health for the public. David will perform Liebestraume (Dream of Love) on piano.

Student performersMikaela Brock, Rolina Luo, and Jessica Murphree, all from the class of DMD23, will perform the song I Want You Back. Originally recorded by The Jackson 5, this jazz version was arranged by the group, Lake Street Dive. One of Mikeala's greatest passions is music which she pursued during her college career at University of Alabama by playing trumpet in multiple band ensembles. Rolina does not sing much but can bob her head to a good rhythm. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She loves learning new languages (Spanish and French). Jessica has been singing since she learned how to talk, but began taking lessons at the age of 12. She later attended the University of Oklahoma where she was trained classically in voice and received a minor in music alongside her Bachelor's of Science in Biology.