How You Can Help


Overview

Gifts to the WDA Foundation help make a difference in the oral health and lives of thousands of underserved children and adults in Wisconsin, as well as support dental professionals to assure that quality oral health care will be available today and for the future.

Learn how you can support the Foundation below. Donations may be made at any time of year. For more information, contact WDA Foundation Executive Director Vicki Bohman at 414-755-4198 or foundation@wda.org.

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID number: 39-0965289

FOUNDATION DONATION FAQs (PDF)

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Direct donations

Making a direct donation is the simplest way to support the Foundation’s work in exactly the way you prefer. Make your donation via:

  • Online gift (we’ve made donating online easier than ever!)
  • Check payable to the WDA Foundation, Inc.
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover)
  • Cash

You may designate your gift as unrestricted – to be used where the need is greatest – or earmark it for a specific Foundation program or project. Direct donations can be made in honor of a person or event or in memory of an individual.

If you designate a recurring monthly or annual gift, we will send you a regular reminder. If the gift is made by credit card, you can authorize the Foundation to automatically charge your card on the desired date.

Donate online now

To make a direct donation via U.S. mail, print and complete a donation form and mail to:

WDA Foundation
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 2360
West Allis, WI 53214

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Dues statement donations 

WDA members can regularly show their support by making a donation on their annual dues statement. The suggested donation is $60 but any amount is gratefully accepted.

Each year, approximately $80,000 is raised through your generous dues statement donations, with nearly half of all WDA members making this much-needed gift. The Foundation depends on this support to keep our programs active for the underprivileged in Wisconsin.

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Stocks and securities

A gift of stock can greatly benefit you and the WDA Foundation.

If the stock has increased in value from the time of purchase, you may be able to avoid paying the capital gains tax by donating it to the Foundation. In addition, the total amount of the donation may be eligible for a tax deduction. For stocks that have decreased in value, you may wish to sell the securities first and make your gift with the proceeds. This may allow you to deduct the capital loss when preparing your taxes.

For specific details on how to make a donation of stock, please refer to WDA Foundation Stock Transfer Information Sheet or contact WDA Foundation Executive Director Vicki Bohman at 414-755-4198 or foundation@wda.org.

For information on tax advantages, please contact your attorney or tax advisor.

The WDA Foundation is unable to provide tax advice.

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Special event items

The WDA Foundation hosts a variety of fundraising events that need your support to be successful. Everyone who makes a gift of an item will receive acknowledgement and may claim the donation on their income taxes based on the most current tax code.

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Planned giving

A planned gift gives you the opportunity to make a contribution at a later date without impacting your current savings.

By naming the WDA Foundation in your will or as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, IRA, 401(k), retirement plan or charitable trust, you are providing for the future of dentistry while creating a personal legacy in your profession. Typically, a planned gift includes a percentage of the donor’s estate to be contributed to the charity after the family is provided for.

Your planned gift also makes you eligible for membership in the WDA Foundation Legacy Society, which honors those who have joined with the Foundation to create a tradition of improving oral health for Wisconsin’s future.

The Foundation needs no personal information at the time of your induction into the Legacy Society. After you have designated your planned gift through your attorney or financial planner, all that is required is a completed letter of intent returned to the Foundation.

In addition to being listed as a WDA Foundation Legacy Society member, you also will receive a small token of our appreciation.

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Legacy Society

Thank you to the following individuals who have provided for the future of the WDA Foundation through their planned giving:

Joseph A. Best, DDS, PhD
Susan M. Cable, DDS
Mr. Kenneth Crane
Dr. Timothy & Susan Durtsche
Leo J. Groth, DDS
Monica M. Hebl, DDS
Mr. Dennis J. McGuire
James C. Morgenroth, DDS
Anthony M. Sciascia, DDS
Steven J. Stoll, DDS
Dr. Loren & Judy Swanson
Christine Tempas, DDS
Thomas A. & Jane B. Witkowski

The WDA Foundation is unable to provide tax advice. Please contact your attorney or tax advisor for specific benefits of a planned gift.

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Host a fund-raising event

Make a difference in a more personal way by hosting a fundraiser to support the Foundation. The WDA Foundation would like to support your efforts and provide some ideas on how you can help!

Here are some steps to help you begin the process:

  1. Determine the type of event you want to host. Raising money is important, but it’s just as important to have fun in the process. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
  2. Inform the WDA Foundation at the start of your event planning so that we can help you begin your event on the right track. There are many important steps to successful fundraising, not to mention specific rules, and the Foundation can provide you with those details.
  3. When you’re ready to begin, please complete the event proposal form. You can mail or email it to the WDA Foundation. You will receive a follow-up within 10 business days after receipt of your proposal to let you know if your idea is approved.
  4. Be sure you establish a budget for your event so you are not left with bills when the event is over. The WDA Foundation cannot provide financial support for any third-party fundraisers.
  5. Have questions? The answers to some of the most frequently asked questions can be found here:
FUNDRAISING EVENT FAQs (PDF)

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Smile.Amazon.com 

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You can help support the WDA Foundation every time you make a purchase on Amazon! Visit smile.Amazon.com to set up an account. Enter Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation or EIN number 39-0965289 to have donations earmarked to the WDA Foundation.

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