Opportunities for Donor Naming Privileges

You’re invited to join C. McCollister Evarts, MD, FAOA, Michael A. Simon, MD, FAOA, and Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., MD, FAOA, in supporting the AOA’s unique leadership role in the orthopaedic community. Honor a mentor, the memory of a loved one, your family or yourself by supporting one of the AOA’s signature leadership initiatives.

For details about supporting the Campaign for Tomorrow with a naming opportunity gift, please contact the AOA to discuss your thoughts and interests.

The AOA’s Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Program
  • Lecture Series (3 series are available) – $125,000 naming right for 10 years. Currently the Michael A. Simon, MD, CORD Lecture Series through June 30, 2027.
  • Webinars (up to four per year) – $125,000 naming right for 5 years
Resident Leadership Program
  • Resident Leadership Forum – $1,000,000 naming right for 10 years. Currently the C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum through June 30, 2026.
  • Lecture Series – $125,000 naming right for 10 years
Emerging Leaders Program
  • Emerging Leaders Forum – $1,000,000 naming right for 10 years
  • Lecture Series – $125,000 naming right for 10 years
AOA Traveling Fellowships
  • Traveling Fellowships Program – $6,000,000 naming right for 10 years
  • American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship (ABC)
    • ABC Program – $2,000,000 naming right for the duration of the ABC Traveling Fellowship
    • Fellow Sponsor (up to 5 fellowships available) – $125,000 per fellow naming right for 10 years (five tours). Currently there is the  “Charles A. Rockwood ABC Traveling Fellow ” through  2027.
  • North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF)
    • NATF Program – $1,000,000 naming right for the duration of the NATF Traveling Fellowship
    • Fellow Sponsor (up to 5 fellowships available) – $125,000 per fellow naming right for 10 years (five tours)
  • Austrian-Swiss-German (ASG) Traveling Fellowship
    • ASG Traveling Fellowship Program – $250,000 naming right for 10 years
      • Fellow Sponsor (2 American; 1 Canadian; and 1 British) – $10,000 per fellow naming right for 4 years (two tours)
  • Japanese Orthopaedic Association
  • JOA Traveling Fellowship Program – $250,000 naming right for 10 years
    • Fellow Sponsor (up to 4 fellowships available) – $10,000 per fellow naming right for 4 years (two tours)
Leadership Institute 
  • Leadership Institute – $1,000,000 naming right for 10 years.
  • Leadership Speaker (Leadership Institute or Regional Speaker) – $125,000 naming right for 10 years
Own the Bone
  • Lecture Series – $125,000 naming right for 10 years
  • Webinars – $125,000 naming right for 10 years
Awards
  • Distinguished Contribution to Orthopaedics – $125,000 naming right for 5 years
    • Annual award recognizing an AOA member’s personal achievement and broad contribution to the orthopaedic specialty. The award emphasizes the importance key individuals make in effectively confronting issues or challenges in the profession.
  • Distinguished Clinical Educator Award – $125,000 naming right for 5 years
    • Annual award recognizing an AOA member as an exceptional orthopaedic clinician educator. The award emphasizes the critical role that clinician educators play within academic health centers, where state-of-the-art educational programs demand faculty time devoted to training medical students, graduate students, residents and other health professionals.

Opportunities for Donor Naming Privileges

You’re invited to join C. McCollister Evarts, MD, FAOA, Michael A. Simon, MD, FAOA, and Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., MD, FAOA  in supporting the AOA’s unique leadership role in the orthopaedic community. Honor a mentor, the memory of a loved one, your family or yourself by supporting one of the AOA’s signature leadership initiatives.

In recognition of Dr. Evarts’ transformational gift, the Executive Committee has chosen to honor him by renaming the Resident Leadership Forum as the C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum.

Dr. Evarts’ impact on orthopaedics has been significant. Among his many achievements, he has co-authored over 200 articles, edited numerous publications, held a wide range of visiting professorships and appointments, and participated on countless committees. He has served as Chair of two Orthopaedic Departments, CEO and Dean of two academic health centers, and been the recipient of many honors and awards—including the AOA’s Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award in 2006.

Dr. Evarts has served as President not only for the AOA (in 1985), but also for the AAHC, Hip Society, ABOS, and OMeGA Medical Grants. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He acknowledges that without the support of family and friends, all his other achievements would be diminished.

Michael A. Simon, MD, FAOAHis gift created the Michael A. Simon CORD Lecture Series, which will ensure that the AOA’s Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) program secures the best speakers for the AOA’s CORD Conferences. 

Dr. Simon served as Interim Chairman for the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago and as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Professor of Surgery. He has held numerous leadership roles in professional societies, including as President of the Illinois Orthopaedic Association, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, and the Academic Orthopaedic Society. 

He has been the Chair of ABOS and the JBJS. He has received many honors and awards—including the AOA’s Distinguished Clinician Educator Award in 2005. Dr. Simon is a 1983 alumni of the American British Canadian Traveling Fellowship and served as AOA President in 2002. 

Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., MD, FAOADr. Rockwood’s gift was made in support of the AOA American-British-Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellowship program and created The Charles A. Rockwood Traveling Fellow. 
In 1967, he participated in the AOA American-British-Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellowship

 program and often speaks of the strong impact this experience had on his career. His generous support of the AOA’s ABC Traveling Fellowship is a representation of his passion for the program. 

Dr. Rockwood has received many honors throughout his career. His most recent honor is being named one of the 2019 AOA Pillars of the Orthopaedic Profession.