Barb Kozuh

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Barb Kozuh handles fundraising and events for the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation. She was inspired by the dedication, patience and kind-heartedness of her childhood family dentist in Joliet, IL and wanted to make others feel good about their smiles by becoming a dentist. However, after graduating from Arizona State University with a business degree, she was lured into the non-profit sports industry where she was able to both fulfill her need to help others and satisfy her love of sports. Barb has served as executive director of Chicago White Sox Charities, the Frank Thomas Charitable Foundation and Phoenix Coyotes Charities. In addition, Barb has worked in marketing, advertising and public relations for a number of firms in Chicago and most recently was the director of grants and programs for the Arizona Foundation for Women. Barb and her family, which includes her daughter Annie who also loves her dentist, live in North Phoenix.

Recent blog posts written by Barb Kozuh

Delta Dental of Arizona Lives Its Core Values During COVID-19

Often organizations go through the exercise of establishing a list of core values. The executives and board members take up valuable time to discuss, debate, and vote on the core values for the organization. Then the list is sent to all the employees and posted on office walls – then that’s often the end of […]

Group shot of Delta Dental of Arizona employees standing for a photo after the Oral Cancer Awareness Walk

4 Benefits of an Employee Volunteer Program

As the director of community benefit for Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, I have the privilege of working with amazing nonprofits and clinics to improve oral health for children, seniors and pregnant women across our state. Helping others makes me happy, and it’s also a big part of what makes our company culture so great. […]

Nonprofits can rent dental equipment from Phoenix ToolBank

You Can Rent Dental Equipment from Phoenix ToolBank

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation provides nearly $1M a year to nonprofit organizations to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health. That’s our mission. What that means on a day-to-day basis is Delta Dental provides funding to nonprofits for programs that provide oral screenings/exams, fluoride varnish treatments, and sealants to children and pregnant women. […]

Delta Dental of Arizona and St. Vincent de Paul partner together to help families

Smile Stories: How the Delta Dental of Arizona Oral Health Center at St. Vincent de Paul is Serving Our Community

Hundreds of thousands of Arizona children under 18 years old are uninsured. Families in need have a difficult time finding proper dental care for themselves and their kids. Delta Dental of Arizona and St. Vincent de Paul have partnered together to help fulfill this need. The Delta Dental of Arizona Oral Health Center at St. […]

Tooth BUDDS, provides preventive dental services to children

The Importance of School-Based Dental Programs

According to a recent survey by FDI World Dental Federation, U.S. schools rank second to last in promoting good oral health. Poor oral health can negatively affect how a young mouth develops and leads to more than 50 million school hours being lost each year. It can also impact a child’s confidence, social skills, as […]

Celebrate Healthy Smiles Month at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

The daily struggle to get children to brush their teeth and floss is something most parents can relate to. So, for the 11th February in a row, we are teaming up with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month and make oral health a bit more fun. Through this partnership, […]

Delta Dental Awards Oral Health Grants to 31 Arizona Non-Profits

In the words of renowned humanitarian Mother Teresa, “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” Understanding how important a healthy smile is, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation (DDAZF) is proud to announce $600,000 in grants to 31 deserving non-profits around the state who provide access to preventive oral health […]

Healthy Halloween Treat: Wise Owl Snack

It’s almost Halloween!  Every store I go into has that aisle with every type of candy imaginable spilling off the shelves in preparation for the annual horde of trick-or-treaters. I do love all the little super heroes, princesses, dragons and butterflies coming to my door, but I truly feel for the parents who must negotiate […]

Nia at Desert Senita Dental Clinic

Smile Stories: Desert Senita Dental Center Spreads Healthy Smiles Across Arizona

Improving oral health in Arizona starts with teaching children and adults how to maintain a healthy mouth. The Desert Senita Dental Center (DSDC) believes in providing affordable dental care for all and helps patients create good oral health habits. Through a Delta Dental of Arizona grant-funded program, DSDC visits children and pregnant women across the […]

Smile Stories: How Esperanca’s Oral Health Educator Program Helped One Phoenix Family

National Smile Month has been a terrific time to share how Delta Dental of Arizona has been working to make people smile across Arizona. Through its foundation, Delta Dental of Arizona has been making grants to nonprofits that provide preventive oral health services in their community, by donating supplies like toothbrushes, paste and floss to […]

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