Named Funds

To support a named fund please check the "restricted fund" option within the online donation form or call (312) 880-1900 to direct your donation.

Interested in setting up a named fund in honor of your mentor or institution?  Download the Named Fund Policy & Packet Materials as well as the named award proposal template.  After reviewing the materials, contact the AFSH at [email protected] to set-up a time to meeting with ASSH/AFSH leadership to discuss your new named fund or award idea.

Check the "restricted fund" option to specify the named fund.

STERLING BUNNELL FELLOWSHIP FUND

STERLING BUNNELL FELLOWSHIP FUND (ENDOWMENT)

The Sterling Bunnell Fellowship annually provides a young hand surgeon the opportunity to study an upper extremity related topic of his/her choice. Learn more about the Bunnell Fellowship.
ROBERT A. CHASE LIBRARY FUND

ROBERT A. CHASE LIBRARY FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

In honor of the work and influence of Robert A. Chase, MD, this fund will help support the development and maintenance of the ASSH library and museum at the ASSH Central Office in Chicago, dedicated to Dr. Chase. Visit the Chase Library & Museum website.
CARROLL FOUNDERS LECTURE FUND

CARROLL FOUNDERS LECTURE FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

Robert E. Carroll, MD, a long standing Hand Society member 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

RONALD LINSCHEID-JAMES DOBYNS: EXCELLENCE IN WRIST SURGERY FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

The goal of this fund is to annually recognize the best wrist research paper presented at the ASSH Annual Meeting. Selection of the best paper is organized by the ASSH Education Director and the Mayo Clinic, Division of Hand Surgery. Once the fund’s corpus is over $200K, the remaining income generated will be used to provide research grants related to wrist research.

RICHARD H. GELBERMAN SCHOLAR AWARD FUND

RICHARD H. GELBERMAN SCHOLAR AWARD FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

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. Learn more about the Gelberman Scholar award.
 J. LEONARD GOLDNER FUND

J. LEONARD GOLDNER FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

Pay tribute to the body of work and legacy left by Dr. Goldner, former ASSH President and pioneering hand surgeon. The Goldner Pioneer 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.
VINCENT R. HENTZ EDUCATION FUND

VINCENT R. HENTZ EDUCATION FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

The Vincent R. Hentz Scholarship honors Dr. Hentz, an ASSH Past President and a superior teacher/mentor. The Hentz Scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding plastic surgery resident or fellow, allowing the recipient to attend the ASSH Annual Meeting and Residents & Fellows Conference.

HAROLD E. KLEINERT TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FUND

HAROLD E. KLEINERT TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

The goal of this award is to annually provide a worthy, young non-North American hand surgeon the opportunity to travel to hand surgery center(s) to advance his or her understanding of hand and upper extremity surgery techniques and treatment. Dr. Kleinert led a distinguished career as a pioneer in the field.  Help us honor his legacy. Donate now.

SCOTT H. KOZIN

SCOTT H. KOZIN INTERNATIONAL HAND SURGERY TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

This fund will annually award one or more travel fellowships to individuals from a developing country who provide clinical care to patients with conditions affecting the hand and upper limb. Learn more.

LEE GORDON FUND

LEE GORDON FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

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

A. LEE OSTERMAN EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

In honor of A. Lee Osterman, MD, this fund is 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

DANIEL C. RIORDAN EDUCATION FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

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 fund will help support one or more resident/fellows to 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

ANDREW J. WEILAND MEDAL FUND (BOARD DESIGNATED)

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. Learn more about the Weiland Medal.

Board Designated Funds are unrestricted net assets designated by the AFSH Board for various activities.  The designations are based on Board actions, which can be altered or revoked at a future time by the Board.  Designated funds are a subset of the General Fund unless otherwise noted.  Purposes are designated by the Board and are not donor restricted.

*Pending Funds Disclaimer: Named Funds do not have a designated purpose until approved by the ASSH Council and AFSH Board of Trustees.  Pledges and/or donations received in honor of, or in tribute to, a proposed fund will be held in the AFSH General Fund until the fund has been formally approved and a funding threshold has been reached.  For questions, contact the AFSH at [email protected] or call (312) 880-1900.