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AADR Forms Legacy Society, Established by Sharon K. Grayden and Stephen C. Bayne

Alexandria, Va., USA – The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is pleased to announce that the AADR Legacy Society has been established, thanks to a generous legacy gift from longstanding members Sharon K. Grayden and Stephen C. Bayne, who is also an AADR Past President. The AADR Legacy Society consists of individuals who have committed future assets, through estate and planned giving, to AADR, thereby ensuring support for future initiatives and growth of the Association.


L-R: AADR Executive Director Christopher H. Fox, Stephen Bayne, Sharon Graydenand AADR President Jack Ferracane.

“It is our intention to move forward with a legacy gift to the American Association for Dental Research,” said AADR donors Sharon Grayden and Stephen Bayne (wife and husband). “The Association has been an important part of our personal history and successes. We want the best possible future for everyone involved and we have complete confidence that the legacy gift will be used wisely.”

The generous gift from the Sharon Grayden and Stephen Bayne trust is to be used by AADR for unrestricted use. 

“AADR is the professional organization best positioned to support and represent the oral health research community, and the Association places particular emphasis in developing the next generation of a diverse biomedical research workforce,” said AADR President Jack L. Ferracane. “We are honored and extend our gratitude to Sharon Grayden and Past President Stephen Bayne for their substantial commitment to the Association, which will enable AADR to work toward its mission of advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health.”

If you would like more information about giving to the AADR Legacy Society, please see the AADR website or contact AADR Strategic Programs Manager Sheri S. Herren at sherren@aadr.org.

About the American Association for Dental Research

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit organization with more than 3,700 members in the United States. Its mission is: (1) to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health; (2) to support and represent the oral health research community; and (3) to facilitate the communication and application of research findings. AADR is the largest Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). To learn more about the AADR, visit www.aadr.org.

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