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Welcome to the Albanian Smiles Foundation.  We are dedicated to offering dental services to Albanians in acute need and who are unable to access or afford the procedures they need.  The Foundation was established by two young natives of Albania — one from Berat and one from Tirana — and an American who saw a need and want to help as best they can.

 

Board Members:

 

Monika Beu

President and Founder of the Albanian Smiles Foundation

Ms. Beu was born in Berat, Albania and lived most of her early life there and in Tirana. She emigrated to the United States in 1998 to live with her two sisters, while her parents remained in Albania. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, but always had a strong passion for dentistry. 

Following school, she worked as a licensed Dental Assistant in Dallas, Texas for many years until recently entering graduate school at the University of Texas at Dallas where she is pursuing a Master’s of Science Degree. She continues to work towards her goal of working as a dentist or the field of dentistry. She is the original founder of the Albanian Smiles Foundation, which she began in order to help those in her home country that need significant dental care that is out of their reach. 

Igli Laci

Igli was born in Tirana, Albania but emigrated to the United States in his teens. He attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where he earned a triple-major Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance, Economics, and Public Policy. He completed his degree through the distinguished SMU Honors Program. He currently serves as the President of the Young Albanian Professionals in Dallas and serves on the board of the Albanian American Cultural Center in Texas. He is also a member of the Adam Smith Society.

His current position is Pricing and Profitability Finance Manager for PrimeSource Building Products, a portfolio company owned by Platinum Equity. There, Igli manages a team of analysts focused on designing pricing across the company’s portfolio to deliver profitable margins for the organization. Previously, he served as the Sales Finance Analyst for PepsiCo in its Frito-Lay Division, supporting and delivering analytics to target profitable sales growth initiatives.

As an Albanian-American he has a strong passion to contribute to his home country and through his participation in the Albanian Smiles Foundation, seeks to leave a larger and positive impact on his homeland.  

How To Contact Us

Mailing Address

Albanian Smiles Foundation
5959 Royal Lane
Post Box 670162
Dallas, Texas 75367

The Albanian Smiles Foundation

The Albanian Smiles Foundation is a US-registered organization.

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Albanian Smiles Foundation
5959 Royal Lane
Post Box 670162
Dallas, Texas 75367

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