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Miracle League of Louisville Receives $200,000 Grant From Delta Dental of Kentucky to Create Playground for Children of All Abilities


Miracle League of Louisville, a baseball league and complex for children with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities, has received a $200,000 grant from Delta Dental of Kentucky to build a playground that will help bring children of abilities together in the Louisville community.

Delta Dental of Kentucky Named One of the Best Places to Work in State


Delta Dental of Kentucky has been selected as one of the top 100 companies across the state on the 14th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list. Delta Dental was recognized in the small company category for businesses with 15-149 employees.

Delta Dental of Kentucky Names Jude Thompson CEO


Delta Dental of Kentucky has appointed J. Jude Thompson to the position of chief executive officer. Thompson’s previous experience includes serving as president and co-CEO of Papa John’s International Inc., senior vice president of Wellpoint, Inc. and president of individual business for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Students in Eastern and Western Kentucky to receive 24,000 Arts Experiences Through Delta Dental of Kentucky and Fund for the Arts Program


In partnership with Delta Dental of Kentucky and Fund for the Arts, $90,000 has been granted to 89 schools in Eastern and Western Kentucky in the second year of The Delta Dental Making Smiles Happen® Arts in Education Initiative. This grant creates an estimated 24,960 arts experiences for students in 40 Western and Eastern Kentucky counties in 2017.

Tooth Fairy Payouts Post Record Gains


An unlikely but accurate economic indicator, Tooth Fairy payouts are soaring, posting record gains in 2016 and early 2017. According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, sponsored by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy’s cash payouts have jumped to an all-time high over the past year, up to an average of $4.66 compared to $3.91 in 2015.

KMAC and Delta Dental “Share the Love” with Special Family Fun Day


KMAC Museum is celebrating the milestone of 15,000 visitors enjoying the museum thanks to the free admission made possible by Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®. Visitors are invited to “Share the Love” at the museum’s free monthly Family Fun Day on Saturday, February 11 from 11am-3pm.

Delta Dental of Kentucky Teams up with Home of the Innocents for Open Arms Children’s Health Dental Services


Louisville, Ky. (January 26, 2017) – Home of the Innocents is pleased to be a recipient of a $70,000 grant from Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®. Funds will support the organization’s one-stop pediatric medical practice, Open Arms Children’s Health.

Heuser Hearing Institute Receives $100,000 Donation from Delta Dental to Fund Unique Programming


Louisville, Kentucky (January 10, 2017) – Heuser Hearing Institute (HHI) is off to a great start this year with a $100,000 donation from Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®. The donation will support The Listen Up! Project, free hearing tests, and hearing and oral health educational presentations throughout the state.

KFC Yum! Center is proud to announce a new partnership with Delta Dental of Kentucky


Louisville, KY [November 14, 2016] – Delta Dental and its Making Smiles Happen® campaign will add charging stations to the main concourse of the KFC Yum! Center for guests to utilize during concerts, shows and University of Louisville sporting events. Additionally, the Making Smiles Happen campaign has created a “Smile Power Lounge” interactive area on the Third Street side of the arena’s main concourse that will feature both charging stations and an interactive social media campaign of #MakingSmilesHappen. Fans are encouraged to take a smiling selfie at the KFC Yum! Center and tag it with #MakingSmilesHappen. These selfies will appear on the digital screens located in the Smile Power Lounge. “Delta Dental is committed to supporting efforts throughout Kentucky that promote the Commonwealth, enhance our communities, and support our citizens. The KFC Yum! Center touches audiences across the spectrum,” said Tammy York-Day, Delta Dental of Kentucky COO. “We want to connect with Kentuckians from all walks of life who come through these doors to enjoy exciting, unique experiences. We think our bright Smile Power Lounges will add an extra smile to arena attendees.”

Kentucky-Based USA Cares Celebrates Veterans Day with a Delta Dental of Kentucky Donation


Louisville, KY (November 11, 2016) - USA Cares is pleased to announce it received a large donation from Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®, to benefit their veteran support programs and events. Delta Dental has been contributing financially to the organization since 2013, but has since increased its giving over the last two years. To date, the organization has received over $250,000 in grant money from Delta Dental to help move USA Cares’ mission forward. These funds will benefit the USA Cares Standing in Reflection Gala, as well as further its commitment in providing assistance to post-9/11 active duty U.S. military service personnel, veterans, and their families.
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