Ways to Give

Gifts of cash and/or stock made by the fifth year of the Campaign for Tomorrow will allow AOA leadership to support programs more immediately, addressing current and near-future needs and developments. 

blended gift, that includes a planned gift component along with a gift of cash and/or stock, will enable donors to provide a more substantial gift over an extended time frame. 

Gifts of Cash

 At any given time, a one-time gift helps the AOA leverage collective and individual leadership to address critical issues facing orthopaedics. 
The AOA can accept donations via:

  • credit cards online
  • wire transfer
  • check - please mail checks to:

The American Orthopaedic Association
Attention: Development Department
Department #10247, PO Box 87618
Chicago, IL  60680

Multi-Year Pledges

Gifts can be made during a timeframe of one to five years. If you're interested in making a multi-year pledge, please contact the AOA at donations@aoassn.org or call (847) 318-7489.

Gifts of Stock

The AOA accepts stock donations. Gifts of stock often provide greater tax-benefits than other monetary gifts because appreciated stock is not recognized as a capital gain. All gifts of stock are tax-deductible. 

Please note: The AOA willingly accepts publicly-traded securities; gifts of securities that are not readily marketable must receive approval prior to acceptance.

For Donors Age 65+

Due to accounting issues, the AOA can only accept donations through the following methods for donors age 65+ 
  • Bequests through wills

    • For non-cash gifts resulting from bequests, the personal representative will be asked to sell the property and remit the proceeds to the AOA

  • Paid and new life insurance polices with an irrevocable beneficiary designation (with the AOA designated as beneficiary)

Planned Giving

Planned gifts make valuable contributions to AOA programs and provide possible reductions in income, gift, and estate taxes. 
  • Name AOA as a beneficiary of cash in your will, retirement plan, financial account, and/or fully-paid insurance policy.

  • The AOA can also accept charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts where the AOA is beneficiary and the donor is the trustee. 

Additional Methods

  • IRA and retirement beneficiary designations
  • Royalties and distribution rights
  • Certain gifts of real estate/remainder interests in real property
    • The AOA will consider the acceptance of such gifts; no gift of real estate shall be accepted without clear title, evaluation of salability, lack of third-party interests, and environmental scrutiny (where applicable/for commercial real estate assets)  

Tribute Gifts

Any gift made to the AOA may also be a fitting tribute to a colleague, friend, and/or loved one. Gifts can honor, remember, or celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday, and/or special occasion. When a tribute is received, the AOA immediately thanks the donor and informs the honoree, or any other person the donor wishes to be notified.

For Details 

For additional information or to make arrangements, please contact AOA Headquarters 
E-mail: donations@aoassn.org
Tel: (847) 318-7330

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