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.


Join the AAP Foundation All-Stars and celebrate the Foundation's 25th Anniversary with a gift of $2,500. The first 25 people to do so will receive a special AAP Foundation All-Stars gift, be recognized at our Signature Recognition Event at this year's Annual Meeting in Orlando, and be recognized in our Annual Report and in Periospectives. Your donation will enable bright, talented periodontists to pursue an academic career, educating the periodontists of tomorrow, without the full burden of their student loan debt. Click the "Donate" button on the top right corner of this page to donate, and please note how you'd like to fulfill your pledge. Payments can be made on an annual, bi-annual, or monthly basis. Thank you for your support!


Help the AAP Foundation celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Academy of Periodontology by joining the 2014 Centennial Society with a contribution of $2,014. Donors can pay in full at once or opt for a quarterly invoice or monthly auto payment. Donors will receive a commemorative certificate, special gift, and will be recognized on the 2014 Centennial Society Donor List.


To meet the ongoing need for full-time periodontal faculty and fill current and future faculty vacancies with the most committed and talented educators, the AAP Foundation’s Education Fund supports our portfolio of awards.


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 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:

Robert Vitas
Executive Director
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3256 or 312-573-3256
Private fax: 312-787-3983

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Past Award Winners Update


Congratulations to Satish Kumar, DDS, MDSc, 2013 Educator Scholar and 2014 AAPF Fellow to the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions, who recently accepted a full-time faculty role as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.