Sanford, "Sonny" L. Lefcoe was a 1948 graduate of the MCV School of Dentistry. As his private practice flourished, he remainedphilanthropically committed to the profession and to the VCU School of Dentistry. He was deeply involved in the organization and government of dentistry at local, state, national and international levels. Among his many achievements: vice president and secretary of the Norfolk Study Club of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity; examiner at the Southern Regional Testing Agency; chairperson of the Tidewater Dental Association; and president of the Virginia Board of Dentistry.
Lefcoe also was an associate clinical professor at VCU's School of Dentistry. He was a big promoter of the school's clinical simulation labs and lectured extensively through continuing education programs at a number of national dental schools.
The permanently endowed Sanford L. Lefcoe Fund was established by his children. The fund is given regardless of financial need and goes to a student who has exhibited keen interest in dental research, a reminder of the continued intellectual engagement and broad-ranging gifts of this unique colleague and friend.