Members oversee the organisation and have the responsibility and authority to exercise voting rights at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) or other Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).
Members elect the Board of Trustees who oversee the charity on their behalf.
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Who are members of the BDA benevolent fund?
The Charity has three categories of Members:
Members of the BDA also automatically become members of the BDA Benevolent Fund upon joining.
Partnership Members i.e. supporters, Vice-Presidents, donors, and those that have been a recipient of support from the Charity (and aren’t BDA members).
We would love for you to join us and become a Partnership Member. Please complete the following Application Form or Contact Us to express an interest.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
No, you do not need to be a Member of the BDA or the Benevolent Fund to ask for support.
The charity is reliant upon donations from the dental profession but not exclusively Members as we support all dental students, dentists and their dependents.
For many, many years there was an informal arrangement between the BDA and the Charity. However, changes in ways of working and enhanced data protection legislation has meant that in practice we are unable to access and contact BDA Members directly. All BDA Members will be notified upon sign-up that they are also automatically Members of the Charity. The BDA updated their terms and conditions in spring 2019 to make this clearer. We also introduced the two other categories – Trustee – Member and Partnership Member, agreed by the members at the AGM in September 2019.