Business Partners

In 2012, the Dean’s Club Board launched the Business Partners program – a major initiative to inspire and recognize annual support for the school from the business community. We’ve been gratified by the response ever since.

Dental companies, group practices and community organizations often ask why they should consider joining our program, and the most important answer is the impact that their donation will have on our students, faculty, patients, research and academic excellence. For example, a gift of $2,000 will help us to support 4 pre-doctoral students in taking a research elective; a gift of $5,000 will support a small pilot research study for a faculty member; and a gift of $10,000 will reduce a student’s annual tuition by 15%. 

We also have benefits designed specifically for our Business Partners. Your annual support is communicated to our alumni and the dental community at large. Beginning in Fall 2021, Business Partners who would like to present at a Lunch and Learn or other student-sponsored presentation, will have the priority recommendation of the Dental Alumni Association, and our Business Partners will receive priority consideration as a speaker for the Dental Alumni Association’s upcoming Practice Management sessions. 

You can read more about the impact of joining our Business Partner Program, and our member benefits, by clicking on the buttons at the right. We hope you will consider joining us at the $2,000, $5,000, or $10,000 level on our website, or by returning the Contribution Form you see at the right. Most companies donating for the first time give to the Campaign for Clinics (our current priority campaign) or the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.

If you have any questions or would like to direct your gift to a specific fund, please reach out to us at uwsod@uw.edu. We would be so pleased to add you to our roster of supporters.