About Jack Kent OMS Foundation
The Jack Kent Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation (JKOMSF) seeks to sustain and advance the LSU Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program in New Orleans by providing an opportunity for all alumni to give back and pass forward a part of what they have received through their training at LSU. With your help and support we will enable future Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons trained at LSU to reach even greater heights. The Foundation is a 501 (C)(3) tax exempt deductible. The campaign goal is $3.2 million. Your contributions may be designated to one or both funds – (A) the Foundation Fund or (B) the Chair Fund. Monies contributed to the Foundation Fund are invested and controlled outside of the LSU Health Sciences Center New (LSUHSC) . The goal is $2 million and these monies will be used to support the training program at the complete discretion of the JKOMS Foundation. Monies contributed to the Chair Fund will be sent to an LSUHSC account so that a Chair application to the state can be made; the goal is $1.2 million. A 40% matching contribution of $800,000 from the state will take this goal to $2 million. These monies would be controlled by the department through the dental school. Annual Foundation reports are provided to the contributors and LSU OMS Alumni Association members. Monies are invested in the Asset Management and Trust Group at Progressive Bank of Louisiana and over 95% of the contributions are endowed in perpetuity. The funds are overseen by the Foundation Board of Directors.