AAP Foundation Sponsorship Opportunities

The AAP Foundation has many ways for you to reach your target audience while supporting periodontology! The AAPF is the only 501(c)(3) charitable organizaiton deducated exclusively to periodontology. Your support helps ensure the future of the specialty remains strong.

Secure your sponsorship here by July 31, 2024

PerioDash 2024: The Run to Support Periodontal Education:
3 $2,000 sponsorships available, $6,000 for exclusive sponsorship. 

Following 9 years of successful virtual runs, this year the AAP Foundation is hosting PerioDash 2024, a virtual run to raise awareness around the Foundation and how we help strengthen the specialty. Runners will sign up and complete a 5K run/walk at their own pace, on their own time. Runners will each receive a PerioDash 2024 T-shirt and medal. Younger constituents love this popular event, many form their own teams. In 2023, nearly 500 people ran or walked in PerioDash. Runners participate as individuals, as part of practice teams, school teams, and more. They come up with fun, creative team names, such as "The Vertical Defects," "Floss Posse," and "Gingiva Ninjas." This is a fun, well-loved event that will afford your company vital positive representation


  • Acknowledgment on periofoundation.org
  • Acknowledgment in PerioSpectives, the AAP’s quarterly magazine
  • Acknowledgment on all race communications
  • Company logo on T-shirt

AAPF Periodash 2024 FNL Medal Art 01

AAP Foundation Donor Appreciation Reception:

Your company is invited to join us as a sponsor of the AAP Foundation 2024 Donor Appreciation Reception. This event is focused on individuals whose generosity enables the AAPF to carry out its education and research mission. We expect roughly 200 of
the Foundation’s most generous donors, including Foundation and AAP leadership.

All of the benefits listed are available only as part of these set sponsorship packages, and will not be made available to any
organization on an a la carte basis. The only corporate partner representatives invited to the reception are those who sponsor the event or those who have individually donated personal funds above the invitation threshold.

2024 Donor Reception recognition

AAP Foundation Corporate Gift-Match Challenge:

AAP Foundation Corporate Gift-Match Challenge The AAPF Corporate Gift-Match Challenge generates excitement and urgency for Foundation constituents, giving them the opportunity to make more of an impact for a cause close to their hearts. In addition, it provides a meaningful platform for a company to not only demonstrate its commitment to a mission that resonates with its customers, but to gain important visibility among the Foundation’s community of periodontists.

Challenge options and recognition:

Gift Match Recognition

Annual Meeting Corporate Gift-Match Benefits:


Annual Meeting corporate gift match benefits

AAP Foundation Future Horizons in Periodontology Session:
1 $5,000 sponsorship available

Eleven years ago, the AAP Foundation introducted the first Future Horizons in Periodontology session to showcase the research that Foundation awards help to support. From a humble beginning, this cutting-edge session has grown in reputation and popularity, requiring increasingly larger spaces. This engaging session now attracts roughly 300 attendees and effectively demonstrates the return on donors' investment in the Foundation's work. This year's session will focus on Advances in Personalized Periodontal Medicine, with Dr. Flora Momen-Heravi addressing Immunotherapy applications in periodontal medicine and Dr. Ahmed El-Awady discussing Pharmacogenomics to Precision Prescriptions in Periodontal Patients. Since this is a CE session, all sponsorship materials must remain outside of the session room, but your company will be recognized in all promotional materials, on periofoundation.org, on our social media outlets, in PerioSpectives, at the Foundation booth, and in the Foundation Annual Report. 

AAP Foundation Silent Auction:
4 $500 sponsorships available

The AAP Foundation Online Silent Auction has become the centerpiece of the AAP Foundation booth. Each year, periodontists, spouses, and other staff browse the more than 100 items donated by exhibitors, board members, committee members, and partner companies. The Auction raises around $40,000 for the AAP Foundation, and is an eye-catching display. Full-color photos and descriptions of each item will be on display at our booth, but bidders will participate via their smartphones. They will be able to bid any time, anywhere, and will receive notifications when they’ve been outbid.


  • Acknowledgment on periofoundation.org
  • Acknowledgment in Periospectives, the AAP’s quarterly magazine
  • Acknowledgment on online silent auction bidding platform
  • Acknowledgment on Silent Auction signage at meeting

Donations of Silent Auction items are also gratefully accepted. Please complete this form to donate items.

AAP/AAP Foundation Presidential Reception:
$10,000 Sponsorship

Join the presidents of the AAP and the AAP Foundation, along with more than 200 key leaders for an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a lovely venue.

Your company will be recognized on:

  • Thursday, October 31, 2024; 5:30-7:00pm at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Arts Center (date/time/location are subject to change).
  • Company logo on invitation and on-site signage at the venue entrance.
  • Invitation for five (5) Company executives.
  • Remarks by a Company executive (1-2 minutes).
  • Recognition in all marketing of the event, including the Annual Meeting Website and Mobile App.
  • Recognition on periofoundation.og
  • Recognition on AAP Foundation Booth

    Special thanks to Straumann and Nobel Biocare for their sponsorship of this event!

    Secure your sponsorship here today!

Inspiring Stories
Satheesh Elangovan


"Apart from helping me financially, this award has strengthened my commitment to dental education. I will be in academics for life," says Satheesh Elangovan, BDS, ScD, DMSc, a 2011 Abram and Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellow. Dr. Elangovan is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He is also the AAP Foundation's 2008 Tarrson Regeneration Scholar.


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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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