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 following ways:


Make a donation online

Make a general contribution to Campaign 50 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.

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, but 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.

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.

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