Fall 2004 Table of Contents
     
Grants and Philanthropy
New York State and The Starr Foundation Commit
$750,000 to SMILING FACES, GOING PLACES
 


The Starr Foundation, one of the most respected philanthropies in the world, has awarded a grant of $500,000 to NYUCD in support of the Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental care program to bring care to underserved children throughout New York City and State for the next two years. An additional grant of $250,000 has been awarded by New York State, marking the fourth consecutive year that both The Starr Foundation and New York State have provided major funding to improve the health and well-being of New York’s neediest youngsters through the provision of mobile dental care.

Commenting on the grants, Dean Alfano said, “These very generous grants from New York State and The Starr Foundation demonstrate strong belief in the Smiling Faces, Going Places program’s goals and reaffirm the importance of the public- private partnership in maintaining and expanding New York’s healthcare safety net. We express profound gratitude to the officers and trustees of The Starr Foundation and to New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the New York State Legislature.”