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Visionary Research Society

An Extraordinary Opportunity to Support Orthopaedic Research


Established in 2013, the Visionary Research Society (VRS) recognizes individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to orthopaedic research with a major gift to the OREF Research Fund. The fund supports grants for both agenda-driven and investigator-driven research.

Click to Support the Research Fund

Become a member of the Visionary Research Society and support critical orthopaedic research that explores the answers to key clincial questions, funds the best science, and ultimately benefits patient care. Your gift to the Visionary Research Society will:

  • Support clinical and basic science advances now
  • Enable OREF to promote a research agenda that addresses today's most critical issues
  • Support the most promising researchers in the field

Every Gift Makes a Difference


Membership in the Visionary Research Society is reserved for donors making cash gifts of $20,000 or more to the OREF Research Fund. Gifts may be paid in a lump sum or spread out and paid monthly, quarterly or annually for up to five years. VRS members are additionally honored with recognition at the following levels:
$1 million+  |  $500,000+  |  $250,000+
$100,000+  |  $50,000+  |  $20,000+

VRS members receive a special VRS lapel pin and ribbon, recognition in OREF's Annual Report, invitations to special events including the OREF Major Donor Reception at AAOS Annual Meetings and access to OREF's VIP Donor Hospitality Suite at AAOS Annual Meetings

To learn more about the Visionary Research Society, please contact:
Edward F. Hoover, D. Min.
Senior Vice President, Development
(847) 430-5105