Growing Spine Foundation

The GSF joined OREF’s designated giving program in 2009 and already more than $87,600 has been generated to support the GSF's research and education agenda.  Through 2010, OREF has raised more than $30 million for its partner organizations and has itself funded, through OREF-directed contributions, $85 million in research and education to advance the science and practice of orthopaedics.

Support  GSF through OREF today.

All gifts of $1,000 or more to the OREF Annual Campaign 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 Campaign 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 Campaign 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) 384-4354.

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


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