Delta Dental of California among top 50 on San Francisco Business Times’ 2018 Bay Area corporate philanthropists list

September 5, 2018

San Francisco — Delta Dental of California announced today that it has been ranked number 49 on the San Francisco Business Times’ 2018 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists List.

The Corporate Philanthropy Awards and List celebrate the Bay Area's most generous corporate citizens and recognizes those companies that also give their time, talent and resources. The annual list recognizes 100 top corporate philanthropists ranked by local cash giving. It includes for-profit companies and nonprofit health care organizations that made contributions to Bay Area based charitable organizations in the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.

Since 2011, Delta Dental of California, through the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, has donated more than $5.5 million in the state of California. The Foundation's giving is focused on increasing access to dental care, funding oral health education, and advancing scientific research.

“Delta Dental of California’s generosity helps to raise the bar on corporate philanthropy and inspires more giving,” said Mary Huss, Publisher of the San Francisco Business Times. “Their participation in this program helps challenge others to do more.”

"We're honored to be recognized on this prestigious list of generous companies and organizations that share in our belief of giving back to the communities where we live and work," said Karen Robinson, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Delta Dental and Executive Director of the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. "Our impact is only as strong as our partnerships, and we could not make a difference without the hard work and dedication of the organizations we sponsor."

About Delta Dental of California

Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and their affiliated companies together provide dental benefits to 36.5 million people in 15 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, based in Oak Brook, Ill., the not-for-profit national association of the 39 independent Delta Dental member companies that collectively cover more than 75 million people nationwide. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is the philanthropic branch of Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies. The Foundation provides funding and support to increase access to quality dental care, oral health education, and advance scientific research across the company's 15-state service area and the District of Columbia.

About the Corporate Philanthropy Awards

For 18 years the San Francisco Business Times has published the Corporate Philanthropists List. The list ranks 100 top corporate philanthropists in the Bay Area ranked by local cash giving. Each year the list is unveiled at the San Francisco Business Times' Corporate Philanthropy Awards event. The Corporate Philanthropy Awards program was founded in partnership with Northern California Grantmakers. A portion of the proceeds goes to NCG to fund the Corporate Philanthropy Institute, with the mission to educate more companies about effective giving and best philanthropy practices. The aim is to honor those who give the most and in doing so to help raise the bar and inspire more giving. 2018 Corporate Philanthropy program sponsors and partners include: Kaiser Permanente, Bank of The West, Gilead, Workday, PG&E, Wells Fargo and Northern California Grantmakers.

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