AAP Foundation Giving Options

Making a gift to the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is an easy way to support the future of your specialty. All donations to the AAP Foundation are tax-deductible in accordance with the law.

To direct your gift to any one of these options, please indicate your preference in the comments section of your PayPal transaction page.


The AAP Foundation has many ways for companies to become involved with our work. The AAP Foundation menu of corporate opportunities can be found here.


Each year when you renew your membership dues to the American Academy of Periodontology, you are given the option of making a $200 payment to the Sustaining Fund. The Sustaining Fund helps to support the fund-raising and grant-making activities of the Foundation.


The Visionary Society recognizes individuals who commit to making planned and estate gifts to the Foundation in any amount.


Consider giving a memorial gift in memory of a deceased loved one or friend, or in honor of a special occasion such as the birth of a baby or a wedding. The AAP Foundation receives memorial gifts throughout the year.


Among this area's extensive resources are profiles of colleagues who have chosen to create a legacy, updates on legislation which may impact your estate plan, articles detailing financial planning vehicles and techniques, a gift calculator to help you compute possible tax advantages using different scenarios, and much more!

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The California Society of Periodontists has partnered with the AAP Foundation to create a fund that will be used primarily to support students that serve as liaison to the CSP Board of Directors. This support will facilitate their role of serving in governance during their student years and beyond.  The AAP Foundation administers the CSP Education Fund, which will also be used to support periodontal education and periodontics in California. Support the CSP Education Fund here.


The New Century Club is a special donor category reserved exclusively for AAP Student Members who donate to the AAP Foundation. The program is structured to make it easier for Student Members to become donors by offering two levels of New Century Club membership.


The Gerald M. Bowers Endowment Fund for the ABP was created to ensure the financial stability and growth of the specialty's certifying board, and implementation of appropriate new technologies supporting rigorous testing standards.

For More Information

If you have additional questions regarding any AAP Foundation Awards, please contact:

Ariel A. Medoff, MA, MLIS
Awards Coordinator
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3254 or 312-573-3254
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Inspiring Stories
Kevin Guze


"I can't begin to tell you the freedom this award has allowed me to pursue the training that I needed both in research and the clinical setting," says Kevin Guze, DMD, DMSc. Dr. Guze is the 2010 recipient of the Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery, sponsored by Biomet 3i. He serves as a postgraduate periodontal faculty member at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity.


We are Research

We fund research to keep periodontology at the cutting edge of scientific dentistry. Read more...


We are Education

We ensure the future of periodontology by strengthening future generations. Read more...


We are Visionary

The Visionary Society was launched in 2000 to encourage the gift of future assets. Read more...



Past Award Winners Update

Congratulations to Fatemeh “Flora” Momen-Heravi, DDS, PhD, (2017 Educator Scholar, 2018 Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award Recipient) assistant professor of dental medicine at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, who was named the 2020 recipient of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship. The award provides early-career women researchers in the field of oral biology with financial support for training and research activities that will advance their academic careers. Read more here.

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