Existing restricted funds for the AFSH are listed below. If you would like to make a contribution to one of these funds, or to make a 1- 4 year pledge commitment, please click here or contact the ASSH Central Office.
AFSH Heritage Society
Many donors would like to give back to the field and would like to do so with a planned gift.
There are several ways to accomplish this:
If you wish explore any of these options, please contact the AFSH at AFSH@ASSH.org
Sterling Bunnell Fellowship Fund
The Sterling Bunnell Fellowship annually provides a young hand surgeon the opportunity to study an upper extremity related topic of his/her choice.
Robert A. Chase Library Fund
The AFSH would like to honor the work and influence of Robert A. Chase, MD by dedicating the ASSH library and museum at the new ASSH office building (822 W. Washington, Chicago) to him. This fund will support the development and maintenance of the library and museum.
Carroll Founders Lecture Fund
Robert E. Carroll, MD was a member of the Hand Society since 1953 and had an incredible impact on teaching and education in hand surgery. The Robert E. Carroll Founders Lecture Fund has been established to pay tribute to a man whose contributions to the field will never be forgotten. The Carroll Founders Lecture is delivered during the ASSH Annual Meeting.
Ronald Linscheid-James Dobyns - Excellence in Wrist Surgery Fund (Pending)
The goal of this fund is to annually recognize the best wrist research paper presented at the ASSH Annual Meeting. This fund is currently pending approval by the Named Award Oversight Committee. To pledge your support please indicate on your donation or pledge form that your gift is in honor of Linscheid-Dobyns. More information coming soon.
Richard H. Gelberman Traveling Educator Fund
The AFSH would like to honor Richard H. Gelberman, MD for his extraordinary contributions to hand surgery research and his legacy in the training of hand surgery fellows. The Gelberman Fund will help fund the travel for a young, practicing hand surgeon.
J. Leonard Goldner Fund
Pay tribute to the body of work and legacy left by Dr. Goldner, former ASSH president and pioneering hand surgeon. The Goldner Award is given to the highest ranking research grant, for a research plan that is highly innovative and is far-reaching in its appeal to the ASSH membership.
Lee Gordon Fund
Support the hand surgery programs of Health Volunteers Overseas. Honor Dr. Gordon and his volunteer efforts by making a personal contribution to the Lee Gordon Fund.
A. Lee Osterman Excellence in Education Fund
The AFSH and those hand surgeons he has trained would like to honor A. Lee Osterman, MD through a fund dedicated to honoring other outstanding educators and supporting hand surgery education. This fund will award an honorarium to a selected recipient who will present an Instructional Course at the ASSH Annual Meeting and give a presentation at the spring Philadelphia Hand Meeting.
Daniel C. Riordan Education Fund
The AFSH would like to honor the work and influence of Daniel Riordan, MD (1917-2012) by creating a fund to support the Annual Meeting Scholarship program. This expendable fund will help support (1) resident or fellow attend the ASSH Annual Meeting and Adrian E. Flatt Residents & Fellows Conference each year by funding a $1,500 scholarship.
Andrew J. Weiland Medal Fund
The Andrew J. Weiland Medal was created to award and inspire a surgeon scientist in mid-career who has an established body of research and proven track record for innovation. Honor Dr. Weiland with your personal contribution to the Andrew J. Weiland Fund.