The Starr Foundation, a longtime supporter of NYU programs and initiatives,
has made a second grant of $250,000 to the Smiling Faces, Going
Places mobile dental care program.
Since its launch
in January 2000, the Smiling Faces, Going Places dental care
program has performed nearly 7,000 pediatric procedures. Eighty
percent of the children treated had no dental coverage and were
treated for free. The children ranged in age from 2 to 14, and were
primarily African-American, Hispanic, Haitian, Russian, and Asian.
The Smiling Faces, Going Places van visits public schools,
Head Start programs, day care centers, summer camps, and health
The Starr Foundation
was established in 1955 by Cornelius Vander Starr, an insurance
entrepreneur who founded the American International family of insurance
companies, now known as AIG. The foundation has been an important
benefactor of numerous not-for-profit organizations in New York
City and throughout the United States.
very generous gift demonstrates The Starr Foundations continued
belief in NYUCDs outreach goals, said Dean Alfano. When
foundations of the caliber of The Starr Foundation, one of the most
respected philanthropies in the world, support our initiatives,
we know that we are on the right path.