Dr. Bill Dorfman’s Commitment to Philanthropy
Dr. Bill Dorfman has been recognized for his extensive philanthropic endeavors with several life time achievement awards. These include Leap, Smiles for Life, Tomorrow’s Trust, and MDA blood Bank, Mission Trips to the DR, and many many more. Read more about Dr. Dorfman’s humanitarian and philanthropic involvement below.
Dr. Bill Dorfman’s LEAP Foundation is a non-profit organization that equips young individuals with the skills and mentorship they need to become successful leaders.
Smile for Life ($50 million)
Every year March through June, hundreds of dental practices and singer Garth Brooks raise donations for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world by whitening patients teeth at a special rate and donating all of the proceeds to Smiles for Life.
Dr. Dorfman has been a strong supporter of Tomorrow Trust since 2009 and has helped raise over $300,000 rand. In addition he has sponsored at least 2 students from South Africa to attend LEAP.
Magen David Adom (MDA)
For the last few years Dr. Bill has been a supporter and 2014 Humanitarian award recipient of MDA.
Humanitarian Dental Trips to the DR
Dr. Dorfman and his children helped build a dental clinic in the Dominican Republic at the Milan School for orphans and low income children. Typical, he and his children would visit the clinic a few times a year and deliver free dental care to hundred of students.
“Together with Garth Brooks and participating SFL dentists Dr. Dorfman has helped raise $50 million for Children’s Charities”
100% OF THE DONATIONS GO TO CHILDREN’S CHARITIES!
This was made possible because for first 12 years of the campaign Dr. Dorfman’s company, Discus Dental, donated ALL of the ZOOM and NiteWhite to Smiles for Life for free.
The campaign is sponsored by the Smiles For Life Foundation, which is the charity arm of the Crown Council—an alliance of leading-edge dental teams passionately committed to promoting oral health and serving their communities through charitable work.
Since 1998, we’ve raised over $50 million, benefiting hundreds of children’s charities around the world.
The Tomorrow Trust supports orphaned and vulnerable children throughout their educational journey. Providing holistic education, we focus on academics and life skills, thereby empowering them to reach their full potential as self-sustaining and proactive members of society.
We are dedicated to finding the students who are the most vulnerable and marginalized, and who therefore have the greatest potential to reverse the course of their futures. We evaluate them as whole individuals—with intricate and specialized needs that cannot be met by a “one size fits all” mentality towards education.
In this way, from the very beginning, we build a tailored program to help each student where he or she needs it most. This is our holistic support method, which runs throughout all stages of learning, to provide students with academic and psychosocial support.
For more information go to www.tomorrow.org.za.
Magen David Adom is Israel’s ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization, serving as emergency medical first responders for the state’s more than 8 million people. MDA is the only organization mandated by the Israeli government to serve in this role, but it’s not a government agency.
MDA provides emergency blood to anyone in Israel who needs it regardless of race, religion, creed, or color. In short MDA saves lives.