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The Jacob B. Freedland Society

Named for the Foundation for Endodontics first chairman of the Board of Trustees and founder, the Freedland Society was established to recognize individuals making deferred gifts of $25,000 or more.

One of the nation's first endodontists, Dr. Freedland was also the 22nd president of the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Freedland was involved in organized dentistry at the local, state and international levels throughout his lifetime. He was convinced that strong research and educational initiatives and talented educators were key to a bright future for endodontics.

"It has long been my opinion that we have been short-sighted in our approach to the future of our specialty. There has been no attention to encouraging academic and research personnel. The future of all health care personnel is in for some predictable changes. There is no crystal ball to provide the direction. Not to be prepared can be an irreversible mistake."
- Jacob B. Freedland, November 1998.


The Foundation commends Dr. Freedland's forward thinking and is proud to name this society in his memory. Thanks to those who have already committed to carrying on Dr. Freedland's legacy:

  • Blake Brownell
  • Noah Chivian
  • Janice C. Chou
  • Patrick Dahlkemper
  • Jerry Dietz, Jr.
  • Scott Fehrs
  • Ashraf Fouad
  • David Funderburk
  • Alfred and Terri Frank
  • Shepard Goldstein
  • Ron Hill
  • Shawn Johnson
  • Derek Klepsky
  • Keith Krell
  • Margot Kusienski
  • Alan Law
  • Kim Livesay
  • Scott B. McClanahan
  • Peter Morgan
  • Scott W. Morrison
  • John Nusstein
  • Mark Odom
  • John and Frankie Olmsted
  • Karen R. Panietz
  • Martha Proctor
  • Terryl Propper
  • Robert Roda
  • Robert Rosenberg
  • Louis Rossman
  • Herbert Schilder
  • Fiza Singh
  • Michael Steinle
  • Kenneth Thomalla
  • Patricia Tordik
  • Cheryl Ullman
  • John West
  • James Wolcott
  • Darrell and Lauralee Zenk

If you are interested in enrolling in the Jacob B. Freedland Society to honor Dr. Freedland's legacy and support the Foundation for Endodontics with a deferred gift, please complete the enrollment form and return it to the Foundation's headquarters by mail or email. Deferred gifts are gifts that make an impact after the donor's lifetime, such as bequests, trusts, and annuities. Below are some basic descriptions of deferred giving vehicles:

Bequests are one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave the Foundation a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

Trusts give assets to a trust that pays the Foundation set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings is for you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.