Growing Spine Foundation

Support  GSF through OREF today

Fund orthopaedic research and education that will improve patient care with your donation to the Growing Spine Foundation through OREF.

Research and education will define the future of our field. So will your support. Please make your gift today.

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 registraton for Priority Housing privileges 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 Growing Spine Foundation (GSF). A minimum of $500 goes to OREF. (Order of Merit Level contributors receive special recognition).

Donationsless 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 GSF. The remaining 50% goes to OREF. For example a $700 contribution results in GSF receiving $350.


Contributions to the GSF Endowment Fund
Established in 2009, the Growing Spine Endowment Fund supports research and education programs in the field of Growing Spine. Funding may be provided to the Growing Spine Study Group as well as to educational programs. To donate to the GSF Endowment Fund, please click the button below and select “Growing Spine Foundation—Endowment Fund” from the dropdown list.

Please click here to donate to the GSF Endowment

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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