Support AOSSM through OREF today

 Support the researchers who are reshaping orthopaedics with a gift to AOSSM through OREF. Since its founding in 1955, OREF has provided more than $140 million in grants and awards to investigators who are committed to advancing orthopaedic care and outcomes.

OREF has directly funded more than $7.6 million in sports medicine grants since 1958 and, since 1995, OREF-AOSSM collaborations have raised more than $3.2 million for AOSSM-directed and administered research and education grants.

Giving Levels

All gifts of $1,000 or more to the OREF Annual Fund earn Order of Merit recognition.  AAOS members giving $2,500 or more are eligible for early bird registration for Priority Housing at the AAOS Annual Meeting. 
Please give generously to advance the science and practice of orthopaedics.

Order of Merit Level Donations—$1,000 or more
Platinum $5,000+…$Gold $2,500+…Silver $1,000+

Donors contributing to the OREF Annual Fund at the Order of Merit Level may designate a portion of their gift to The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). A minimum of $500 goes to OREF. (Order of Merit Level contributors receive special recognition).

Donations—less than $1,000: Bronze: $500+…Copper up to $499.99

Donors contributing up to $999.99 to the OREF Annual Fund may designate 50% of their donation to AOSSM. The remaining 50% goes to OREF. For example a $700 contribution results in AOSSM receiving $350.

Please consider making a major gift to fund critical research today.
For more information, please contact Edward F. Hoover at or (847) 430-5105.

Note: To be acknowledged as 2015 contributions, gifts must be received no later than December 31, 2015.

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