The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand is the Hand Society’s charitable arm and is committed to supporting research, education, and outreach.
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 education and 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 www.afsh.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFSH Activities at the Annual Meeting
- 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.
Friday, September 11 (ONE DAY ONLY)
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Impressions are limited! To reserve a spot, contact the AFSH at email@example.com in advance of the meeting or onsite at the AFSH booth (pending availability). Impressions take approximately five minutes to complete.
AFSH Robert E. Carroll Founders Lecture
Memories, Moments, Mentors – A Recommended Journey
William H. Bowers, MD
Thursday, September 10
3:59 – 4:29 PM
AFSH Symposium 01: Reach, Teach, and Touch: Accomplishments and Vision of the AFSH
Friday, September 11
8:00 – 8:45 AM
VIP “Giving Circle” Lounge (by invitation only)
Members of the Benefactor, Leadership or Founders Circle as well as those who belong to the Order of the Complus Manus are invited to our VIP lounge. Escape to a quiet gathering place with comfortable seating, light refreshments, and access to computers and a printing station. The lounge is open during regular registration hours, starting on Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00 PM and closing on Saturday, September 11 at 4:00 PM.
ASSH/AFSH Welcome Reception (ticketed event)
Location: Olympic Sculpture Park
Thursday, September 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
New! The ASSH/AFSH Welcome Reception will take place at the Olympic Sculpture Park where attendees will be able to enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound along with featured artwork from the Seattle Art Museum’s collection of sculpture. A wide selection of food trucks will offer a variety of cuisine. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Saggital Band. All major donors of the AFSH are eligible for (1) complimentary ticket to attend the welcome reception. To claim your ticket, please RSVP by July 17 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name with your request.
Already purchased a ticket? Contact the AFSH at email@example.com to request a refund.
AFSH Board of Trustees Meeting (by invitation only)
Friday, September 11, 6:00 – 7:45 AM