Socks for Scholarships

A New Design for 2021

A pair of colorful yellow and red socks with a a design featuring smiling crab-clawed teeth holding toothbrushes and tubes of toothpasteSocks for Scholarships has a new design for 2021! Make a minimum gift or pledge of $100 to the Dean's Scholarship Fund for Leadership & Excellence today.

In 2019, the School of Dentistry launched the Dean’s Scholarship Fund for Leadership & Excellence, a current-use scholarship fund that puts donations to work immediately by providing financial assistance to students using the philanthropic support of annual donors.

To date, over 315 UMSOD alumni and friends have donated more than $120,000 to this scholarship fund. We need the help of alumni, faculty, and friends of the School to meet our goal of raising $50,000 or more for this fund in fiscal year 2022 (July 01, 2021 – June 30, 2022)! 


We hope you will take part in our Socks for Scholarships initiative. Any donor who makes a minimum gift or pledge of $100 to the Dean’s Scholarship Fund for Leadership & Excellence will receive a pair of specially-branded UMSOD socks as a thank you for supporting our students on their journey to becoming the next generation of oral health professionals. This year's socks were designed by Jessica Lindler (DDS ’24) and feature our special character ‘Toothy,’ as well as traditional Maryland colors and the UMSOD logo. Supplies are limited, so act today to support our students! Our new socks are already a hit.


Support our outstanding UMSOD students! Click here to visit our secure online giving site to make your gift!


Jessica Lindler, DDS ‘24

Jessica Lindler DDS ‘24
Designer of the 2021-22 socks


A pair of red socks with a dental tooth pattern.


Dean Reynolds sits in a chair, showing off a pair of colorful socks

Dean Mark Reynolds, DDS ‘86

Dean Mark Reynolds wearing a pair of colorful socks

Dean Mark Reynolds, DDS ‘86


Adam Eisner, DDS ‘89


Melvin Kushner, DDS ‘66

Brad Trattner, DDS ’88

A woman wearing a pair of colorful socks

Karen Faraone, DDS ’78


A man wearing colorful socks

Barry Cohan, DDS ’74

Dr. Douglas Barnes holding four pairs of colorful socks

Doug Barnes, DDS '83

Leslie Grant, DDS Class of 1986, holding up a pair of colorful socks

Leslie Grant, DDS '86

Howard Freundlich, DDS Class of 1980, holding up a pair of socks

 Howard Freundlich, DDS '80