Support the Research That Advances Orthopaedics--Make a Donation to the OREF Annual Fund

OREF was founded in 1955 by orthopaedic surgeons to help their colleagues pursue research questions important to the field, independent of commercial concerns.

OREF serves the orthopaedic community by

  • Mentoring new researchers and preparing them to pursue NIH grants 
  • Awarding grants to orthopaedic surgeons to conduct research 
  • Supporting studies that advance orthopaedics and improve patient care

In 2013, OREF was able to fund only 38% of qualified grant applications received. 

In 2014, we can do more...with your help!


Please click here if you are making a payment on an existing pledge


About Designating Your Gift

OREF works together with many like-minded orthopaedic organizations to support the best in research.

For donors making a gift of $1,000 or more, the first $500 of your gift supports OREF’s mission. Funds above that amount may be designated to one of OREF's 54 orthopaedic partner organizations.

For donors making gifts up to $999.99, you may designate that OREF shares up to 50% of your gift with one of our 54 partnering orthopaedic organizations. 


Note: To be acknowledged as 2014 contributions, gifts must be received no later than December 31, 2014.


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