The Jack Kent Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation (JKOMSF) was formed by a group of alumni of the LSU Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Residency Program in New Orleans. The Foundation seeks to sustain and advance the LSU OMS program in New Orleans by providing an opportunity for all alumni to give back and pass forward a part of what they have received through their training at LSU. With the help of LSU OMS alumni and friends, JKOMSF will help to ensure that the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program in New Orleans has the necessary resources and manpower to continue to validate our desired position as the most visible, the most valued and the most trusted specialty to provide this care.The Foundation is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization.
Our campaign goal of $2 million was achieved during our 10 year anniversary. These monies have been used to support the training program at the complete discretion of the JKOMS Foundation. Annual Foundation reports are provided to the contributors and LSU OMS Alumni Association members. Monies are invested with the DiMeo Schneider Investment Consulting Firm in Chicago. The firm has over $180 billion under administration and has afforded the JKOMSF the ability to fall under the umbrella of the AAOMS and OMSF funds resulting in lower administrative fees.
The funds are overseen by the JKOMS Foundation Board of Directors: 16 OMS and 1 resident.
The Foundation’s purpose is to support and strengthen LSU OMS departmental education, research and service missions of the Postdoctoral Program by funding 1) department scientific and clinical research programs, 2) faculty, resident, and fellow salaries to a competitive level, 3) travel to scientific meetings, 4) capital equipment and clinic space, and 5) other department and educational activities as deemed appropriate by the JKOMS Foundation.