Ann Johnson was a longtime Alliance board member who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident last summer. She served as executive director of Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and was also Delta Dental’s director of community affairs. Through this work, she helped found Delta Dental’s Serve a Smile Initiative, which contributes more than $25,000 in annual mini-grants of up to $1,000 each to schools and community-based organizations for youth-led health initiatives.
This scholarship will recognize high school seniors who have been involved in Serve a Smile or Global Youth Service Day; they will be eligible to receive funding to support their post-secondary academic pursuits. Applications will be available in March, when the Serve a Smile grants are awarded. The recipients of these two awards (one for metro-area youth and the other for out-state) will be honored in June 2014 at the Red Wagon Awards ceremony.