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AFSH at the Annual Meeting
The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand is the Hand Society’s charitable arm and is committed to supporting research, education, and outreach.


Text: AFSH25
To: 312-361-8693


It's quick and easy! Simply text AFSH25 to 312-361-8693 to let us know you would like to support the AFSH. You will receive a text back asking for your donation amount. You can then pay online or do nothing and we will invoice you after the meeting! Not into texting? No problem!  You can also email your intent to donate by sending us a line at and a staff member will follow-up with you for details. 

Thank You, Donors!

We are incredibly grateful to those who have made an impact by making a donation or pledge in support of the Foundation.  Additionally, a big thank you goes out to the many volunteers who have dedicated their time and resources both as fundraisers and organizers for our many AFSH programs and initiatives.  It is through the dedication of our members, hand clubs, and corporate partners that we are able to fulfill the AFSH mission and continue to advance research grants, support scholarships, and give back to the community.

25th Anniversary Campaign: "Our Future in Hand"

Campaign Vision: To Reach, To Teach, To Touch the lives of our patients.  The AFSH is celebrating 25 historic years of advancing the science and care of hand and upper extremity disorders.  Make a difference by supporting the campaign today!

Watch the Campaign Video

Learn more about the Hand Foundation and how to give by visiting or contact us at

AFSH Activities at the Annual Meeting

AFSH Booth

Location: TBD

  • Meet with AFSH leadership to learn how your donation is put to work.
  • Make a pledge in support of the 25th Anniversary Campaign and make a lasting impact on the area you care about most – research, education, or outreach.
  • Learn more about the Touching Hands Project and how you can get involved.
  • Enjoy special perks and privileges by joining an AFSH Giving Circle.

Special Opportunity: Hand Casting available for ONE DAY ONLY!

The AFSH has once again invited back artist Sean Michael Ball to take hand impressions at the Annual Meeting.  Each unique hand impression will be turned into a beautiful hand cast that will be displayed in our “Show of Hands” wall at the ASSH office.


The Show of Hands wall is exclusively open to those who have pledged $25,000 or more (over a five year period).  For those who wish to have a second hand sculpture made for their home or office, the additional fee is $500. Artist's schedule is TBD. Impressions are limited!  To reserve a spot, contact the AFSH at in advance of the meeting or onsite at the AFSH booth (pending availability).   Impressions take approximately five minutes to complete.

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  • Phone: (312) 880-1900
  • Fax: (847) 384-1435
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