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NDA Memorial Fund

In Memory Of:

  • CPO Ed Lee Williams Memorial Fund c/o President-Elect Dr. Judy Greenlea Taylor



  • Place mixed-use (dental, health & vision) mobile clinics initially in underserved area of New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas & San Francisco Oakland.
  • Serve children, senior citizens and others without access to health care;
  • Increase health care access, reduce disparities, increase health literacy and promote prevention in underserved and vulnerable populations, all through public-private partnerships;
  • 315 hospitals in targeted cities identified AS PARTNERS & 13 HBCU’s as research partners;

Investment Opportunity:

Each mobile clinic will cost $550,000

Donation Amount:

Greatest Need

NDA Board to apply donation to Association greatest need



  • Increase the number of underrepresented minorities in dentistry
  • Develop education endowments and funds to provide financial assistance to students;
  • Meet the demand for new dental professionals in underserved communities;
  • Increase support and training in business and practice development to members in transition from dental student to dental professional;
  • Provide opportunities to members and students for leadership training and business networking.

Investment Opportunity:

Fund portion of student scholarship endowment with naming opportunity $75,000

Community Outreach


  • Expand and enhance efforts to raise patient and public policy maker awareness of the urgent need for dental care in underserved and African American communities;
  • Increase awareness that dental screenings can detect such serious health problems as oral cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, acid reflux and heart disease;
  • Provide higher quality and greater quantity of care for persons living in underserved areas through enhanced community partnerships with local level volunteer dental, medical & vision care professionals and hospitals;
  • Enhance efforts to increase access, eliminate disparities, increase health literacy and promote prevention in underserved and vulnerable populations, focusing on children, the elderly and racial & ethnic minorities;

Investment Opportunity:

Fund outreach programming of approximately $200,000