Welcome to the OMS Foundation Alliance
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Alliance! The Alliance is dedicated to supporting and promoting the educational and research activities of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation.
The Alliance’s numerous activities at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Annual Meeting each year provide a variety of networking opportunities for spouses, staff, and friends of oral and maxillofacial surgeons to get involved in the specialty. Annual Meeting activities sponsored by the Alliance include daily health walks, breakfasts, and the much-anticipated Alliance Annual Event luncheon, which raises support for the specialty.
Since its inception in 1993, the Alliance has contributed over $118,000 to the specialty:
- $72,500 in research awards/fellowships:
♦ Third Molar Study
♦ Research and Education Advance Patient Care Program (REAP)
♦ Alliance Pediatric Fellowship Student Research Training Award
- $32,000 purchase of computer software for the OMS Foundation
- $8,500 for Resident Spouse Scholarships
- $5,000 unrestricted gifts in celebration of the OMS Foundation’s 50th Anniversary
The organization also sponsors annual Resident Spouse Scholarships, which provide travel reimbursement to spouses of residents attending the AAOMS Annual Meeting
Your Alliance membership is vital to our fundraising efforts. Annual members contribute $125 and Patron members contribute $200 per year. Patron members receive special recognition. You can make your membership gift online or download and return the Membership form. For more information about the Alliance, contact OMS Foundation Program and Project Manager Holly Farley.
Cehck out the Alliance Summer, 2013 Newsletter!
Alliance Board of Directors
Ms. Joan Tu – Chair (Omaha, NE)
Ms. Cindy Stigall – Vice Chair/Treasurer (Boone, NC)
Ms. Susan Bell – Immediate Past Chair (Dallas, TX)
Ms. Kelly Hudson (Knoxville, TN)
Ms. Adaline Klemmedson (Tucson, AZ)
Ms. Christina Seldomridge (Leola, PA)
(PHOTO: left to right: Christina Seldomridge, Kelly Hudson, Cindy Stigall, Joan Tu, Susan Bell, Adaline Klemmedson)