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Giving Back to a School That Shaped a Career

June 5, 2017

Knowing that a substantial gift could make a big impact for a small school like the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), Robert Chuong, DMD77, MD77, PD82, and his wife Elaine Wong, DMD, recently established a Charitable Lead Annuity Trust in the amount of $1 million for HSDM. The trust will provide the School with an annual sum for a term of 20 years.

“I feel thankful for the opportunity to go to Harvard. HSDM was naturally the place to give my gift,” Chuong said.

As a graduate student, Chuong came to HSDM from New York City. His first impression of...

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Gift Kicks Off the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship

Gift Kicks Off the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship

October 28, 2016

Colgate-Palmolive Company has made a generous $50,000 gift toward the establishment of the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship. The scholarship will pay tribute to prominent African American figures in the School’s history — Robert Tanner Freeman, DMD1869, George Franklin Grant, DMD1870, and Dolores Mercedes Franklin, DMD74. The funding will support a DMD student from an underrepresented minority group or with significant financial need.

The need for dentists representing all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds is critical. The percentage of African American dentists has not...

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Gordon and Ruth Macdonald Establish a $2 Million Planned Gift to HSDM

Gordon and Ruth Macdonald Establish a $2 Million Planned Gift to HSDM

May 6, 2016

When Dr. Gordon Macdonald talks about his days at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine he vividly and fondly recounts his time with Dr. Roy O. Greep. Greep served as dean of the School from 1952 to 1967.

“He was a very unique individual, a caring person, and father-figure to many of us,” Macdonald said.

Macdonald’s connection to Greep, would lead to a remarkable career, and a lifelong connection to HSDM. Macdonald first met the well-known endocrinologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a postdoctoral student. In 1963, Greep invited Macdonald to join his research...

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