Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. did not let the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic prevent them from giving back to their communities and engaging in several activities that demonstrate goodwill and boost morale.
As in-person events became virtual, DDNJ sponsored nine of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s (classical) Couch Concerts and held its annual Community Impact Week in September. Associates had numerous opportunities to participate in virtual events and activities benefitting Wheeler Clinic, RAIN Foundation Shelter, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Zufall Health Veterans Program, and Rise Against Hunger. More than half of DDNJ’s associates volunteered with more than 20 agencies during Community Impact Week.
Local business organizations also recognized DDNJ’s philanthropic efforts and strong emphasis on associate volunteerism. CIANJ selected DDNJ as a Champion of Good Works during its Companies that Care Award program; Dr. Gene Napoliello, chairman of the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation was chosen as a recipient of NJBIZ’s Volunteer of the Year Award during its 2020 Health Care Heroes’ Awards.
“Giving back to the community is part of our company’s DNA and a cornerstone of our brand,” said Dennis Wilson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey. “We couldn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic have us waver from our commitment, especially not when the communities we serve needed us the most.”
DDNJ’s 30th Annual Golf Classic benefiting Special Olympic New Jersey (SONJ) raised more than $95,000. The Golf Classic was SONJ’s first fundraising event since March 2020, and funds raised allow more than 26,000 athletes to experience the joys of sports competition and the comradery of being part of a team.
DDNJ Foundation is proud to continue its 35-year strong commitment to funding New Jersey and Connecticut nonprofits dedicated to improving and increasing access to dental care and education to children, the developmentally disabled, seniors and veterans during its 2021 grant cycle.
To learn more about Delta Dental’s 2020 community impact, please view their community impact report, Making the world better, a smile at a time.
Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.7 million people through contracts with groups in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. is a licensed insurer that writes dental coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs.
Offering dental benefits since 1969, Delta Dental of New Jersey’s mission is to promote oral health to the greatest number of people by providing accessible dental benefit programs of the highest quality, service, and value. We are a not-for-profit service corporation and, as a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, we’re part of a network that provides national dental coverage to more than 73 million people. For more information, visit DeltaDentalNJ.com.