Delta Dental of Arizona foundation executive honored by Midwestern University

Dr. Sandi Perez (submitted photo)

Dr. Sandi Perez (submitted photo)

Scottsdale resident and vice president of communications and community benefit for Delta Dental of Arizona Dr. Sandi Ernst Perez, received the 2015 Community Outreach: Motivating Excellence for Tomorrow–also known as COMET–Award at Midwestern University on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the annual Bright Lights, Shining Stars gala. 4

This award recognizes and honors individuals for their commitment to community service and leadership.

“Dr. Perez and her team work to fulfill the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation mission of improving the oral health of underserved and uninsured populations across the state by educating the public and increasing awareness by providing grants, leadership, and technical assistance,” stated Delta Dental of Arizona CEO Allan Allford in a press release. “At Delta Dental, we are committed to helping our community and I cannot think of a more deserving person to receive this award than Sandi.”

Currently, Dr. Perez serves as the Chair of the Board of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum; on the Board of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix; as a steering committee member for “Oral Health for All Arizonans” Association and on other advisory groups.

Named a prominent “Woman in Business” in Arizona over the last three years, she also received the 2015 Kids at Heart Award from the Children’s Museum of Phoenix for outstanding individual community leadership.

The COMET Award was presented to Dr. Perez by Dr. Kathleen H. Goeppinger, president and chief executive officer of Midwestern University. The annual Bright Lights, Shining Stars gala raises over $100,000 annually in scholarship funds for students in all of Midwestern University’s colleges, the release stated. The gala featured a formal dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction.

She has lived in Arizona for more than 20 years and currently resides in Scottsdale with her husband, two children and three rescue dogs.

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