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Shands Circle

Creating a Healing Legacy in Honor of Dr. Shands


Established in 1994 to provide long-term funding for independent, peer-reviewed research and education initiatives, the Shands Circle Society was OREF’s first premier recognition society.  Its creation honors one of OREF’s founders, Alfred R. Shands Jr., MD, and recognizes the foresight and generosity of its members whose contributions form the basis for the OREF Endowment.

Click to Support the Endowment Fund

Membership is open to all donors who make a long-term commitment to advancing orthopaedics with a cash contribution of $20,000 or more, or a deferred gift of $100,000 or more to the OREF Endowment Fund. Each year, a small percentage of the Endowment’s earnings are available for OREF to use to carry out its mission.

Shands Circle Society members are recognized for their gift at the following levels:

  • Platinum - $1,000,000+
  • Gold - $500,000 to $999,999
  • Silver - $250,000 to $499,999
  • Bronze - $100,000 to $249,999
  • Copper - $20,000 to $99,999
To learn more about the Shands Circle Society, please contact:
Edward F. Hoover, D. Min.
Senior Vice President, Development
(847) 430-5105