Community Fund Drive 2018

The University’s Community Fund Drive kicked off October 1. 

School of Dentistry Food Drive October 1–26

There are many people who do not have enough food to eat.  In Minnesota, 1 in 11 people (1 in 8 children) struggle with hunger.  Just one non-perishable food item can make a difference.  Please bring any non-perishable food donations to the following locations and sign the participation log.  All participants will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.  Donations will be gathered at the end of the month and delivered to Open Your Heart to the Hungry and the Homeless.

Current Donation Locations

Room 15-209                Ranee Flory                    Dean’s Office

Room 7-194                  Sherry Smith                  Development and Surgical Sciences  

Room 7-368                  Shelby LaFreniere          Periodontology

Room 8-440                  Stephanie Pederson    Clinical Affairs                                          

Room 17-525                Jan Casey                       Diagnostic and Biological Sciences    

Room 18-208                Jan Casey                       Research

If you would you like to serve as a donation point for your floor or department, please email Ranee Flory and a participation log and a donation box will be delivered to you.

School of Dentistry Bingo  - October 1st – 26th

Visit Jenny Ecker and Deb Zimmerman in the Call Center (Room 7-311) to sign up and purchase your Bingo Sheets for $1 (cash or payroll deduction).  5 numbers will be “called out” (emailed) every hour.  Once you get a “Bingo”, stop by and receive a piece of candy.  Continue playing on the same card even after someone calls “Bingo”.  Winning Bingo Sheets must be signed on the back and turned in by October 26 to enter the Grand Prize Drawing which will take place October 31.  Please contact Jenny Ecker ( or Deb Zimmerman ( for questions.  Cash will be donated to Community Health Charities Minnesota.

“Warm & Fuzzy This Winter” Tied Blankets October 10 and maybe 17 Room 9-425

Winter is coming and Dr. Jacqueline Media is leading a fun project to make tied blankets to donate to those in need.  The goal is to complete 25 blankets prior to October 28.  Blankets will take 1-2 One-Hour Sessions being held October 17 (October 10 possibly). To sign up for blanket making or to donate materials (pieces of 1-1/2 yard lengths of fleece), please click HERE.  Blanket tying will take place on the 9th Floor Reading Room.  Please email Connie Blasing ( ) or Dr. Medina ( with questions.

Contact Aimee Cloutier ( with questions.  Cash and Payroll Deduction is accepted.  All cash will be donated to Pets of the Homeless.

Participation/Donations Needed

Community Fund Drive Bake Sale October 9 - 8am – 12pm

Tasty creations are still needed.  If you would like to make something for the bake sale, please click here. Please contact Elizabeth Limmer ( with any questions. 

Chili Tasting October 22 - 11:30am – 1:00pm Room 9-425

Share your famous chili recipes with the School of Dentistry. 10 submissions are needed to hold this event and currently there are 4. Click here to enter your chili. Contact Aimee Cloutier ( with questions.

School of Dentistry Online/Silent Auction October 23 – 25

We are still looking for items for the online/silent auction.  If you, your department, or division can donate items, please fill out the School of Dentistry 2018 Community Fund Drive Online/Silent Auction Donation Form and drop them off in 15-209 by October 17th.  Please contact Ranee Flory (

Did you know you could donate directly to the University of Minnesota and/or the School of Dentistry through Driven - the University of Minnesota's giving campaign?  Please visit 15-136 or email Nicki Black ( or Emily Best(

Sneak Peak

School of Dentistry Trivia - October 18th

Start gathering teams of 5 people.  Watch out for more details.

$5 Mystery Lunch Box – Date TBD

$5 towards the Community Fund Drive will get you a delicious lunch…what it will be is a mystery.