Delta Dental of Minnesota Continues Commitment to DEI Remembering George Floyd
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May 25th, 2021



Delta Dental of Minnesota Continues Commitment to DEI Remembering George Floyd

Donations in remembrance of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (May 24, 2021) – In memory of the final nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds of George Floyd’s life, Delta Dental of Minnesota is making a $9,290 contribution to six organizations across Minnesota supporting people experiencing homelessness. In addition, Delta Dental will also donate 929 toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss to each organization in its continuing effort to promote the importance of good oral health.

Delta Dental of Minnesota CEO and President Rod Young said, “As a company based in Minneapolis, this tragic killing has had an undeniable impact on our community, our country, and our world. We are making donations to organizations that support the most vulnerable Minnesotans. In addition we are asking our team members to take nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds to reflect and remember Mr. Floyd.”

Delta Dental of Minnesota and the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation supports the strengthening of the communities we serve, as well as improving oral health and overall health. Additionally, Delta Dental of Minnesota and the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation supports Diversity, Equity & Inclusion through multiple internal initiatives and external funding partnerships. For more information see: https://youtu.be/qLlqB-yiIMA

About Delta Dental of Minnesota Delta Dental of Minnesota is an independent, nonprofit health services company that serves the oral health needs of Minnesota and North Dakota residents. Since 1969, Delta Dental of Minnesota has accomplished this mission by providing the best access across the state to oral health care through affordable dental plans. Delta Dental of Minnesota is an authorized licensee of the Delta Dental Plans Association of Oak Brook, Illinois. To learn more, visit DeltaDentalMN.org.

About Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation operates on the belief that everyone deserves a healthy smile. In 2009, Delta Dental of Minnesota sold a company and allocated 100 percent of the proceeds to establish and fund the foundation. To date, the foundation has invested nearly $50 million to engage and improve the oral and overall health of more than 2 million people.

June 14th, 2021

Challenge Grant to Kick off the Community-based Restore-Rebuild-Reimagine Fund

The Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is proud to have provided a challenge grant to kick off the community-based Restore-Rebuild-Reimagine Fund, formed by the Minneapolis Foundation. This fund will provide support to the 350 Minneapolis and St. Paul small business owners whose businesses were damaged or destroyed in the civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd last year.

MINNEAPOLIS (June 4, 2021) – To celebrate National Smile Month in June, Delta Dental of Minnesota is distributing 45,000 toothbrushes to 20 food shelves across the state. Using the hashtag #SmilePower, this Delta Dental of Minnesota campaign reaches organizations doing important work for the communities most in need of oral health supplies.
June 4th, 2021

Delta Dental of Minnesota Sends 45,000 Toothbrushes to Food Shelves Throughout Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (June 4, 2021) – To celebrate National Smile Month in June, Delta Dental of Minnesota is distributing 45,000 toothbrushes to 20 food shelves across the state. Using the hashtag #SmilePower, this Delta Dental of Minnesota campaign reaches organizations doing important work for the communities most in need of oral health supplies.

Delta Dental of Minnesota CEO and President Rod Young said, “As a company based in Minneapolis, this tragic killing has had an undeniable impact on our community, our country, and our world.  We are making donations to organizations that support the most vulnerable Minnesotans.  In addition we are asking our team members to take nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds to reflect and remember Mr. Floyd.”
May 25th, 2021

Delta Dental of Minnesota Continues Commitment to DEI Remembering George Floyd

Delta Dental of Minnesota CEO and President Rod Young said, “As a company based in Minneapolis, this tragic killing has had an undeniable impact on our community, our country, and our world. We are making donations to organizations that support the most vulnerable Minnesotans. In addition we are asking our team members to take nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds to reflect and remember Mr. Floyd.”