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Your Gifts Make a Difference

Thank you for your interest in supporting the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry! We are the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. Therefore, we play an important role in educating the dental professionals who meet the oral health care needs of our local communities.

Your investment in the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is essential and will enable us to continue to attract the best and brightest students. Gifts to the school have a profound and immediate impact on vital initiatives such as student scholarships, community outreach programs, research, leading-edge technology, and other important endeavors, which are of great benefit to all of us.

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Impact of Giving on Students

Vanessa Shinwen

Vanessa Shinwen "The scholarship helped relieve some of my financial burden and also decreased the amount of loans I had to take out for that semester ... It made a real difference to me and I'm very grateful to the donors who made it possible."

Vanessa Shinwen, BS in Dental Hygiene '16

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Aaron Henderson

Aaron Henderson "The day I received my acceptance letter, I knew my path forward. And having worked alongside some of the faculty who taught at the school, I was confident in the education I would receive."

Aaron Henderson, DDS '18

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Youssef "Joe" Riad

Youssef Riad "The financial support was helpful but the real value of this scholarship was the meaning of it ... It was such a pleasure to be supported by people that believe in me and my career aspirations."

Youssef "Joe" Riad, DDS ' 16

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Alumni Relations and Development Office

15-136 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Meet our alumni and development staff

Fred Bertschinger

Fred Bertschinger
Director of Development
15-136 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-1657
Fax: 612-624-0027
berts001@umn.edu

Emily Best

Emily Best
Director of Alumni Relations
Major Gifts Officer
15-141 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-6811
Fax: 612-624-0027
emilyj@umn.edu

Nicki Black

Nicki Black
Annual Giving and Stewardship Coordinator
15-136 Moos Tower
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-301-6663
Fax: 612-624-0027
black842@umn.edu