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Executive Director, American Association of Orthodontists Foundation

Jacquelyn C. Bode, MA, CFRE, became the Executive Director of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF), St. Louis, in March 2018.

The AAOF is the charitable arm of the American Association of Orthodontists and provides support to orthodontic education programs and orthodontic research aimed at excellence in patient care. Previously, Bode was the Executive Director of the Christian Hospital Foundation.

Since becoming AAOF ED, Bode says some of her accomplishments include updating the foundation website to include a donate online option, creating an annual fund giving program, and expanding on the foundation’s marketing efforts to current and perspective donors. She reports that these efforts have seen a giving increase of 8% over the previous year. Key plans for the coming year include updating testimonial videos as well as expanding on the major and planned giving efforts of the foundation.

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