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COLUMBIA, SC (April 1, 2020) … Delta Dental of South Carolina, a leading dental benefits provider, today announced it is donating $250,000 to organizations providing COVID-19 relief efforts in South Carolina. The donation is driven by Delta Dental’s ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of people in the communities it serves. The following organizations will benefit from the $250,000 donation:

The One SC Fund at Central Carolina Community Foundation: $200,000

Harvest Hope Food Bank (Columbia, SC): $25,000

Senior Resources (Columbia, SC): $25,000

“We have chosen these organizations because of their dedication to mobilizing their teams and marshalling their resources to address the current health crisis,” said Rob Goren, president and chief executive officer at Delta Dental of South Carolina. “These organizations will be using any funds they receive to immediately benefit communities we serve at Delta Dental.”

These donations are in addition to Delta Dental’s regular mission giving commitments to help meet the oral health needs of children and adults in their communities. Last year, Delta Dental of South Carolina contributed more than $500,000 to support outreach initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that teach people about the importance of dental health and provide free care to those who cannot afford it. To learn more about grant opportunities through Delta Dental’s 2020 Oral Health Grant Program, visit

“Whether it’s through our ongoing mission giving initiatives or initiatives such as this timely support for those organizations specifically engaged in COVID-19 relief efforts, we remain committed to supporting the communities we serve,” said Spann Laffitte, Jr., vice president of sales & account management, Delta Dental of South Carolina.

Delta Dental of South Carolina is a trade name of Delta Dental of Missouri, a dental benefits provider and a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, which operates in South Carolina under that name. It provides more than 338,000 members in South Carolina with access to affordable, high-quality dental care through group plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from large corporations to small businesses with two or more employees. Delta Dental also offers dental benefit plans directly to individuals and families. The company proudly supports oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that help educate people about the importance of dental health and provide free dental care to those in need. It also created the South Carolina Dental Care Resource Guide to help individuals access information about low-cost and free dental care options in their area—available online at To learn more about the company, visit