|Nexus - Summer 2001 Issue|
New York State and Starr Foundation
Provide Major Support For Smiling Faces, Going Places
Smiling Faces, Going Places is moving at remarkable speed, said Dean Alfano. Traveling to schools and community centers throughout New York City and beyond, the program has provided essential dental services to over 1,500 children in the past year. Equally important, it has elicited critical financial support, which is essential to maintain this extremely effective form of outreach in areas where access to oral health care is negligible. The public-private sector philanthropic momentum created by New York State and The Starr Foundation needs to continue, and we are hopeful that it will resonate with other potential major benefactors.
We express profound gratitude to New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the New York State Legislature, to the officers and trustees of The Starr Foundation, and to the vans other sponsors, Healthplex, Inc. and Urban Dental Management (UDM), for sending a clear message that helping to improve the oral
health and well-being of underserved communities is a priority.