The Smile Train

Infobox Organization

name=Smile Train

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type = 501(c)(3) nonprofit
headquarters = flagicon|USA New York, New York
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language =
leader_title = President
leader_name = Brian Mullaney
formation = 2000
website = [http://www.smiletrain.org/ Smiletrain.org]

The Smile Train is an international charity helping children with cleft lips and palates, founded in 2000 by Brian Mullaney and Charles Wang.

According to a March 2008 New York Times Magazine article, "over the last eight years, Smile Train has performed more than 280,000 cleft surgeries in 74 of the world’s poorest countries, raising some $84 million last year while employing a worldwide staff of just 30 people." cite web
url = http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/magazine/09WWLN-freakonomics-t.html?ref=magazine
title = Freakonomics, Bottom-Line Philanthropy, the 'Soccer Boy' effect
publisher = New York Times Magazine, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt, March 9, 2008
]

The Smile Train uses technology such as surgery-training software and grading of operations via digital imaging to make it "one of most productive charities, dollar for deed, in the world." cite web
url = http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/magazine/09WWLN-freakonomics-t.html?ref=magazine
title = Freakonomics, Bottom-Line Philanthropy, the 'Soccer Boy' effect
publisher = New York Times Magazine, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt, March 9, 2008
] Mullaney, who sits on the board of directors of Presstek (a manufacturer and marketer of high-tech digital imaging solutions) cite web
url = http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-19-2005/0004173178&EDATE=
title = Presstek Appoints Brian Mullaney to Board of Directors
publisher = PRSnewsire, HUDSON, N.H., Oct. 19 2005
] , has suggested that "Smile Train is close to reaching a historic break-even point: it will perform more operations each year than the number of children born each year in developing countries with cleft deformities." cite web
url = http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/magazine/09WWLN-freakonomics-t.html?ref=magazine
title = Freakonomics, Bottom-Line Philanthropy, the 'Soccer Boy' effect
publisher = New York Times Magazine, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt, March 9, 2008
]

Mullhaney worked in advertising for over 20 years cite web
url = http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-19-2005/0004173178&EDATE=
title = Presstek Appoints Brian Mullaney to Board of Directors
publisher = PRSnewsire, HUDSON, N.H., Oct. 19 2005
] , founded Schell/MullaneyAdvertising, served as Senior Vice President, Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson and Vice President,Creative Director at Young & Rubicam. Mullaney earned a bachelor's degree inbusiness economics from Harvard College.cite web
url = http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-19-2005/0004173178&EDATE=
title = Presstek Appoints Brian Mullaney to Board of Directors
publisher = PRSnewsire, HUDSON, N.H., Oct. 19 2005
] He lives on Long Island, New York with his wife Cricket and three children.

Partnerships

* In 2008 The Smile Train partnered with DFS Group (a travel retailer) and The Moodie Report, a business service for the travel retail industry. cite web
url = http://www.moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=1178&doc_id=16810| title=DFS Group partners with The Smile Train and The Moodie Report in major charitable drive
publisher = Moodie Report, 04/03/08
]

Board of Directors

* Mark Edward Atkinson, Creative Director, Otto Studios
* Susannah Schaefer, New York Islanders
* Robert T. Bell, CPA, Executive Director Charles B. Wang Foundation
* Robert K. Smits, Counsel, Salans
* Brian Mullaney, Co-Founder and President, The Smile Train
* Charles B. Wang, Co-Founder and Chairman, The Smile Train
* Donald B. Murphy, Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
* Tamsen Ann Ziff, Ziff Brothers Investments, Honorary Board Member, The Smile Train

References

ee also

*List of non-governmental organizations in the People's Republic of China
*Cleft lip and palate organisations

External links

* [http://www.smiletrain.org/site/PageServer The Official Smile Train Website]
* [http://www.smiletrainindia.org The Smile Train India Website]


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