Humanitarian

Because of his vision for a healthier and better world, Dr. Wentz is a devoted humanitarian and philanthropist. He is the inspiration for the USANA Foundation, a charity with a mission to help those suffering from hunger and malnutrition by providing them consistent nourishment and creating sustainable solutions for them to build their own food independence. He founded the Wentz Medical Center and Laboratory in Uganda and the Wentz Medical Center in Cambodia, which serve children orphaned by diseases such as malaria and HIV. With the generous donations of many USANA Associates, a facility bearing Dr. Wentz’ name was also established in Malawi. Working with the Children’s Hunger Fund, Dr. Wentz has continued to establish Medical Centers in other impoverished areas of the world. A total of seven centers have been established so far and there are two more projects underway. In addition to the Medical Centers, Dr. Wentz has helped fund the creation of several Mercy Centers and more are being established through his generous pledge for this purpose.

Dr. Wentz has also donated generously to his alma mater, North Central College.

Charitable Giving Announcements

Dr. Myron Wentz Legacy Initiative

August 2020

In August of 2020, Dr. Wentz established a Legacy Initiative with the Children’s Hunger Fund. The Legacy Initiative includes a gift of $50 million over a period of 9 years to support CHF’s 2030 Growth Initiative. The Legacy Gift will enable significant expansion of CHF’s programs currently serving orphans and impoverished children and their families in 25 countries.

Read the full announcement

COVID-19 Response Efforts

May 2020

In support of Children’s Hunger Fund’s global response plan to provide emergency food and medical assistance to orphans and impoverished children severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Wentz provided CHF with $2M to benefit the communities throughout CHF’s Mercy Networks.

Mercury Free Dentistry

December 2020

Dr. Myron Wentz is funding the 2021 campaign of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry seeking to transition all of Africa to mercury-free dentistry. This will be the fourth year he has fully funded this campaign, which has targeted twenty countries – South Africa being the twentieth. Once they secure an NGO partner in South Africa, they will have campaigns in all four of the economic anchors of the continent. Dr. Wentz is pleased to have helped Africa, the second-largest continent in size and population, lead the way for mercury-free dentistry. This last push should herald the successful completion of Dr. Wentz’s support for this campaign and signal a redirection of his thoughts toward other areas of the world in need of dental amalgam reform.

Learn more about Mercury Free Dentistry

Hurricane Relief

May 2021

Children’s Hunger Fund

The Wentz Foundation directed $50,000 toward CHF’s Honduras and Guatemala Mercy Network disaster relief efforts in the wake of the terrible hurricanes which decimated the area.

Download the Hurricane Relief Report
The Cornerstone Foundation

At the recommendation of one of Dr. Wentz’s USANA Vision award winners (Dr. Steve Hryszczuk) the Wentz Foundation sent $20,000 to assist with The Cornerstone Foundation’s relief efforts (through the Loma de Luz Honduras Hurricane Relief).

Learn more about The Cornerstone Foundation

Dr. Wentz is a meaningful donor to organizations that are engaged in protecting the health of children:

Children's Health Defense

CHD’s mission is to end childhood health epidemics by working aggressively to eliminate harmful environmental exposures, hold those responsible for the exposure accountable, and establish safeguards to ensure the future good health of our children and planet.

Environmental Health Trust

EHT is dedicated to safeguarding human health and the environment by empowering people with accurate and timely information, education, and ongoing research regarding environmental health hazards.

Fluoride Action Network

FAN seeks to end fluoridation by informing citizens, scientists, and policymakers of the toxicity of fluoride.

Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions

DAMS was founded for the purpose of educating the public on the dangers of amalgams, and other toxic chemicals and dental procedures.

Dr. Wentz Supports

National Vaccine Information Center

NVIC is dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and advocating for informed consent protections.

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