Delta Dental of New Jersey and Connecticut Receives Community Excellence Award For Dedication and Support to Business, and Those in Need
Delta Dental of New Jersey and the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation – members of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce – were awarded the Community Excellence Award by the Stamford Chamber of Commerce in Connecticut for the company’s dedication and support to businesses, the Chamber and to those in need in Stamford and surrounding communities.
“Through Delta Dental’s collaborations and employee volunteer efforts, they have touched so many lives and made a positive difference in our communities through their important work supporting numerous nonprofit organizations and individuals by providing vital contributions to the community and the Chamber,” said Stamford Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Heather Cavanagh. “Their generosity embodies the Chamber’s mission that collaboration is key to creating an inclusive environment for all to embrace and prosper.”
“We are very humbled to receive this award, and thank the Stamford Chamber for this recognition,” stated Randy Stodard, Chief Marketing Officer of Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. and Vice President, Delta Dental Foundation. “Our Foundation’s mission is to improve the oral health of Connecticut and New Jersey residents by providing charitable contributions to solve oral health care challenges through company involvement in our local communities and through the grants awarded by our Foundation. Those grants support access to dental care and education for uninsured/underinsured children, seniors, veterans, and those with developmental disabilities.”
Several of the organizations being supported by the Delta Dental Foundation include:
- SilverSource Inc. with a $10,000 SMILE Mini grant to support dental treatment of low-income seniors.
- Connecticut Mission of Mercy with a $25,000 SMILE grant to support a state-wide initiative that provides free dental care to more than 1,400 people over a two-day period. This year’s CT MOM will take place Nov. 12-13, 2022, at the UCONN Dental School of Dental Medicine.
- UCONN Foundation with a $248,758 SMILE grant to be awarded over three years, allowing UCONN Foundation to expand access to care to the state’s most vulnerable and in need of specialized healthcare services. Over the three-year grant period more than 1,400 people with developmental disabilities will receive vital dental services.
About Delta Dental
Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.9 million people through contracts with groups and individuals in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. is a licensed insurer that writes dental coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs.
Offering dental benefits since 1969, Delta Dental of New Jersey’s mission is to promote oral health to the greatest number of people by providing accessible dental benefit programs of the highest quality, service, and value. We are a not-for-profit service corporation and, as a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, we’re part of a network that provides national dental coverage to more than 85 million people. For more information, visit DeltaDentalNJ.com.