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COS/OREF partner to form foundation endowment


It is a pleasure to inform our membership that the Clinical Orthopaedic Society has partnered with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and has established an endowment fund with OREF. Endowments are funds created to receive gifts that are held permanently with only the interest used to support ongoing research and educational programs. By establishing this endowment fund, Clinical Orthopaedic Society members will have a tremendous opportunity to support our society in perpetuity by contributing to OREF and designating the Clinical Orthopaedic Society Endowment. The Clinical Orthopaedic Society joins a list of more than 25 specific endowment funds at OREF.

OREF continues to make it a high priority to establish partnerships with other orthopaedic organizations. It is clear that by working with the many different organizations within the specialty OREF can maximize the dollars available to support high quality research and education programs. Established in 1955, OREF has proudly funded more than $55 million to young and new investigators through more than 1900 grants and awards. Generous supporters of OREF include orthopaedic surgeons, physician groups, institutions, corporations, and grateful patients.

Designate your Annual OREF Contributions to COS

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is an independent organization that raises funds to support research and education on diseases and injuries of bones, joints, nerves, and muscles, OREF-funded research enhances clinical care, leading to improved health, increased activity, and a better quality of life for patients.

You can help COS by designating "for COS" with your Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) contribution on the annual giving card. Please write-in COS on the form (although there is no specific place indicated), and also on your check. For additional information, please visit

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