Support the Foundation


The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation’s education, research, and humanitarian service programs are made possible through contributions from generous individual and corporate donors. Please show your support by making a gift today in one of the ways listed below.

Aren't sure which giving method is right for you? Check out our comparison chart.


Make a donation online

Make a general contribution to the Foundation or designate your gift to Research, Education, Humanitarian Service, or Women's Leadership programs. You may also direct your gift to support one of the Pillars of the AOFAS or the Roger and Joan Mann Family Education Fund.

If you prefer to pay by check, please complete and return this donation form.

Give online with your dues or registration payment

Add an online contribution to the Foundation when paying your AOFAS dues or registering for a meeting or course.

Make a recurring gift

Choose the convenience of a recurring gift. You can set this up according to the amount, frequency and duration you designate, either by:

  • Emailing and authorizing monthly payments from your credit card or bank account for the amount you choose

  • Sending a voided check to the Foundation with instructions for deductions designated by you

Honor your mentor or loved one with a tribute gift

Contribute online and enter the name of the person in whose honor or memory you are making your gift.

Gift long-term appreciated securities

Make your charitable dollars go farther by giving stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds directly to the Foundation. If you have securities you have owned for at least a year that have increased in value, you will get credit for the full fair market value, and will not have to pay taxes on the increased value. You support the Foundation while avoiding capital gains taxes and the new tax on net investment income. Additionally, if you have stock that has decreased in value, consider selling it and donating the cash to the Foundation in order to claim the loss when you file your income taxes. Contact the Foundation at for more information.

Give from a donor advised fund

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle that offers individuals the flexibility to make grant recommendations to organizations like the Foundation. We are grateful to those who support the Foundation with this type of gift distribution. Contact the Foundation at for more information.

Donate from your IRA

If the IRS makes you take an annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA, you can ask your plan administrator to send a portion to the Society and reduce your taxable income dollar for dollar. While it is not counted as a charitable gift, it can reduce your taxable income by as much as $100,000. Please email for information.

Make a legacy gift

Launched in September 2019, the Legacy Society of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation recognizes the AOFAS members, friends, and other supporters who have made provisions in their estate plans to leave a bequest or other planned gift to benefit AOFAS and Foundation programs. Complete a planned gift commitment form or email the Foundation office at to discuss your gift.

For information on corporate giving opportunities, visit the Corporate Grants page or contact Cathy Powers, CAE, at 800-235-4855 or +1-847-698-4654 (outside US).