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The Annual Fund

The OREF Annual Fund is the primary way to support OREF’s mission of advancing excellence in orthopaedic research. Your gift enables OREF to administer a comprehensive program that has provided more than $142 million in grant and award funding since OREF’s founding in 1955.

Donate $1,000+ (order of merit)

Donate up to $999.99 

The Research Fund

Your gift to the OREF Research Fund enables OREF to promote a research agenda that addresses today's most critical issues while supporting the most promising new investigators in the fields. 100% of your gift to the Research Fund supports research grants and grant administration. 

Donate to the Research Fund

ORS PhD Members:
Click here to make an Order of Merit gift of $500 or more
Click here to make a gift up to $499.99

Click here to make a Resident gift. For a gift of $100 or more, you'll receive Resident Order of Merit recognition. Additionally, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total match of $25,000 by Medacta International.

Honor a Mentor:
Click here to make a Mentor gift. Honor a surgeon who has made a lasting impact on his or her residents and fellows and helped to advance the field of orthopaedic research. ​

The Endowment Fund

An unrestricted gift to the OREF Endowment Fund is an enduring way to support orthopaedic research. Each year, a small percentage of the Endowment’s earnings are available for OREF to use to carry out its mission of giving new investigators the support they need to pursue research and establish themselves in the field. 

Donate to the Endowment Fund

Pledge Payments

If you are making a payment on an existing pledge or gift commitment, please use this form. 

Make a Pledge Payment

Legacy Giving

Your gift supports research with the power to change lives. For more information about giving opportunities including bequests, gifts of stock and grant naming opportunities, please contact:

Edward F. Hoover, D. Min.
Vice President, Development
(847) 430-5105

Make a Donation by Mail, Fax or Phone

Donating online is quick, easy and secure, but if you prefer, you may download a copy of our donation form and return it by U.S. Mail or fax, or you may call OREF at (847) 698-9980.