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Pacific Dugoni Fundraising Campaign Passes $20 Million Mark

August  29, 2014

Supporters who believe in the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry’s commitment to excellence have rallied to raise more than $20 million to support the school’s new San Francisco facilities, its people and its programs.

Campaign funds will support the completion and on-going operations of Pacific Dugoni’s new campus, which opened to students and patients this July. The building features a state-of-the art Simulation Laboratory, flexible learning spaces, new group practice clinics and specialty clinics, modern research labs, study areas, and communal spaces for the school family.

The “Building Our Future, Embracing Our Legacy” campaign is a multi-year, $40 million fundraising effort being led by the Pacific Dugoni Foundation, the school’s fundraising arm. The group’s mission is to ensure that Pacific Dugoni has the resources it needs to realize its vision, mission and goals. The Campaign co-chairs on the foundation board are Mr. Gary Mitchell, Dr. W. Ronald Redmond ’66, Dr. Gabby Thodas ’77 & ’95 and Dr. Gary Weiner ’66.

home page of campaign website“Thank you to everyone who continues to support Pacific Dugoni’s ambitious vision to be the global leader in dental education,” said Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr. “We are at a very exciting time in the history of our school. Our first-rate facilities will help us provide a world-class dental education for our students and welcoming care to our patients.” 

“This is an important milestone we couldn’t have reached without the support from so many people in the Pacific Dugoni family and others in the community,” said Dr. Edmond Bedrossian ’86, president of the Pacific Dugoni Foundation. “As people learn about the impact that Pacific Dugoni has on our students, patients and wider community, they are inspired to get involved with this exciting campaign. We will succeed thanks to the strong leadership of Dean Ferrillo and the hard work of Associate Dean for Development Jeff Rhode and his Development team.”

A new web site at celebrates the momentum of the fundraising initiative. The site provides details about how the new facilities will support the school’s people and programs, and features a list of donors, an online giving page, testimonials from members of the Pacific Dugoni community, photos, videos, floor plans and more.  

Pacific Dugoni alumni, friends and others interested in touring the building or learning about naming opportunities for rooms or individual operatories are invited to contact Jeff Rhode, Associate Dean for Development, at or 415.749.3349. 

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