New Endowed Scholarship Honoring Dr. Richard Rutter

After the Orthodontic program’s long-awaited 50th anniversary event on May 6, several alumni expressed an interest in establishing a new fund in honor of Dr. Richard Rutter ’58—The Richard R. Rutter Orthodontic Endowed Scholarship. Special thanks to Dr. Greg Wadden ’77 Ortho for his generous lead gift, which has now made it possible for all additional gifts to this new fund to be matched 1:1 by the university’s Powell Fund.

“I wanted to honor Dr. Rutter because I very much appreciated his efforts to help put me on a career path that I love,” said Wadden. “And hopefully establishing this fund will spur others to donate as well.”

For more information about supporting the Rutter Endowment, please contact Jim Dugoni in the Office of Development at or 415.749.3349.

Pacific Health Care Collaborative Preview

On September 26, 2023, 90 alumni, friends and community leaders gathered at Fixins Soul Kitchen, owned by former NBA star and former Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson, to preview and tour the Pacific Health Care Collaborative in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. To date, nearly $5 million in philanthropic contributions have been made to this project. The PHCC is set to debut in July 2024.

Drs. Kim Benton and Bill Sands ’71; Cassandra Jennings, CEO of St. Hope and Oak Park Neighborhood Association board members; Dean Nadershahi ’94, Dr. Kim Benton, Kevin Johnson, Dr. Ken Fat and Dr. Bill Sands ’71; Dr. Margaret Delmore, Dr. Wai Chan ’79, Dr. Eric Wong ’88, Ruby Yu, Della Yee, director of operations for the Sacramento District Dental Society, and Dr. Jaynath Kumar, state dental director; Nia Jones, senior field representative for the office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui.
Photos by Jason Millner