The National Smile for a Lifetime Team
Michelle Von Fange, M.A.
National Exectutive Director
As National Executive Director, I work with 165 Smile for a Lifetime Foundation Chapter Members across North America and recruit other orthodontists who are interested in providing pro bono services to underserved children. We currently serve in 44 states and Canada. S4L provides technical support, monitoring and other resources for our chapters. In the past three years, we have grown over 50%, formed four national referral partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of American, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the National Children's Oral Health Foundation: America's ToothFairy and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's program. We have raised over $275K, with the help of Ormco who provides free brackets and wires for each child served, during our annual Smilent Auctions since 2011. We have also exhibited at the AAO, OrthoVoice, BGCA Regional meetings, the Damon Forum and the PCSO. S4L is grateful for our national sponsors Ormco, McGill & Hill, OrthoBanc, AOA Lab, TeleVox and the many donors who helped make our annual fundraiser a success! This coming year we hope to be in all 50 states, increase our membership 25% and serve more than 1,000 young people through the gift of a smile!