Climb For a Cause is proud to announce the formation of the Jeff Baumrucker Memorial Scholarship. Beginning in 2013 the scholarship will be awarded to a deserving third or fourth year dental student, allowing them the opportunity to gain real world dental experience during a SmileTree™/Climb For A Cause™ sponsored oral health education and treatment project.


“One of the personal benefits of this organization is the pleasure and privilege of meeting like-minded people. Many times these relationships develop into friendships – that certainly was the case with my good friend Jeff Baumrucker. We are honored to continue his legacy in a way that we feel is true to his spirit of giving and support of his chosen profession.” Says Climb For a Cause Executive Director, Daniel Bobrow.


We invite all interested applicants to visit to download the 2013 application. Applications will be accepted no later than June 30, 2013 for the 2014 opportunity.


The Jeff Baumrucker Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a loving father, devoted husband and generous dentist. Dr. Baumrucker was dedicated to helping people achieve their best smile possible – many patients loved coming to visit his practice. His adventurous and giving spirit lead him to support the efforts of Climb For a Cause and through that support many young children received desperately needed dental care. Jeff Baumrucker was a friend to many and an inspiration to all – those who knew him will miss him always.
A big thank you goes to our sponsor, Quality Dental Plan, without whose generosity this scholarship opportunity would not be possible.

“As a frequent Climb For a Cause Participant and a previous dentist volunteer, I know first-hand of the benefit of this exciting opportunity,” says Dr. Dan Marut, Founder and President of Quality Dental Plan. “As dentists we have the ability to bring relief and help those in parts of the world where dental care is virtually non-existent. As a company, Quality Dental Plan is dedicated to improving access to care in communities across the USA while maintaining the Dentist-Patient relationship without third party hassles.  Our support of the Jeff Baumrucker Memorial Scholarship furthers our belief that by giving our time and skill in the service of others, we can grow as individuals beyond our traditional educational experiences. A little adventure never hurts either!” explains Dr. Marut.
Recipients of the Jeff Baumrucker Memorial Scholarship will join Global Dental Relief on one of the oral health education and treatment projects held annually in Guatemala. Applicants must possess a valid Passport prior to date of departure, and be available for the full term of the SmileTree™ sponsored health project. Applicants must also provide verification of GPA and two letters of recommendation from college professors. Please return completed applications no later than 6-30-13 to:


SmileTree & Climb For A Cause
Attn: Daniel Bobrow
747 Brighton Circle
Port Barrington, IL 60010


or Please use “Scholarship Application” as your subject line.


Climb For a Cause™ is a non-profit Foundation that combines the breathtaking beauty of the mountains with the desire to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives. Since 1998, we have been making meaningful differences in the lives of needy children by ensuring the delivery of much needed dental education and care. Those interested in learning more about this opportunity may visit or call (312) 455-9498


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