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All contributions, large and small, are very much appreciated. All contributions, regardless of amount, are cumulative. You may choose to submit the entire amount, the balance based on previous contributions, or pledge the remaining amount over a designated period.

We hope that each APSA member will remember the APSA Foundation in their giving plan. The APSA Foundation welcomes the support of donors and recognizes its sustaining contributors each year.

Your Donation, Your Choice

Choose a Fund to Make the Most of Your Donation

  • Grosfeld Scholar Research Grant
    Provide support for projects which will broaden the horizon of the recipient in a fashion not otherwise readily achieved and for which funds may not be available from usual current sources. The scope of the grant has been expanded to include basic and clinical/translational research, innovation, and informatics.
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  • Global Initiatives
    Some of the donated funds will support a new Global Research Scholarship Program to promote the development of meaningful research approaches in low- and middle-income countries.
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  • Education Initiatives for Members and Trainees
    Funds will be used to support educational projects that provide members of APSA (surgeons in training, actively practicing surgeons, advanced practice providers) an opportunity to expand their core surgical knowledge and improve their skills and training.
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  • General / Unrestricted / Greatest Need
    Your donation will go toward the greatest need as the Foundation sees fit.

No Donation is Too Small and Every Dollar Supports
Pediatric Surgical Research

Join our Coffee Club and Donate a Cup


Coffee for an Exceptional Cause!!

Would you buy a cup of coffee to support pediatric surgical

research and education?

Every Donated “cup of coffee” will “charge up” the Mission and Vision 

of the APSA Foundation


Support the APSAF Coffee Club and Inspire Lives!

By donating as low as $5.00 as a weekly recurring gift, the price of a fancy cup of coffee, YOU can directly support the important work of future scholars and much needed research.

Just choose your payment interval (weekly monthly, yearly) for automatic, hassle-free renewal. There is nothing more to do after your pledge, except be grateful for the knowledge that you have directly impacted pediatric surgical research.

Read former scholars’ testimonials and get inspired 

Be Social!
Create some coffee buzz! Let others know you’ve joined the APSAF Coffee Club by tagging @APSAFoundation and including #APSAFcoffeeclub, #FillTheFoundationCup, #inspiredgiving in your post.

Donation Methods and Helpful Links

Make an Online Donation


Mail a Check

  • APSA Foundation
    1061 East Main Street
    Suite 300
    East Dundee, IL 60118


Make a Stock Donation

Tax Advantages!

A simple way to eliminate BOTH capital gains AND income tax
is by donating appreciated assets to the Foundation.

Do it yourself – No professional help needed!

  • Set up a “Donor Advised Fund” through your brokerages or bank. This only takes a few minutes and is offered by many, including Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard, Bank of America, etc.)

Choose an appreciated asset to donate to your fund, e.g.

Apple shares worth $2000 that you bought for $1000.

You pay no capital gains tax on the appreciation (usually saving >20% or $200).

You deduct the full $2000 from your gross income when you pay income tax.

So if your combined federal/state income marginal tax rate is 40%, you save $800 in income tax and $200 in capital gains tax.

Select APSAF and any other charities to receive amounts of your choosing from your fund.

The rest is automatic. One stop shopping.

Q & A:

Isn’t that just for zillionaires?

No; can sometimes be for just $50.

But I don’t have stock, I just invest in index mutual funds?

No problem; works just the same.

That probably works great for United Way, March of Dimes and Habitat for Humanity, but APSAF?

Yes, any 501(c)3.


Levels of Cumulative Support

$1 – $999

Gold Level
$1,000 – $4,999

Robert E. Gross Benefactor
$5,000 – $9,999
Dr. Robert E. Gross was one of the forefathers of childhood surgery and served as the first President of APSA. He trained many early leaders in the field and promoted the establishment of pediatric surgery as a recognized specialty.

William E. Ladd Society
$10,000 – $14,999
Dr. William E. Ladd was one of the grandfathers of Pediatric Surgery and one of the first to dedicate his entire practice to the surgical care of infants and children.

Kathryn Anderson, MD
$15,000 – $24,999
In addition to her outstanding work both in and for pediatric surgery and her surgical contributions, Dr. Kathryn Anderson’s leadership capabilities led her to serve as president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons.

Jay Grosfeld
$25,000 and up
It is fitting to further announce that the highest level of giving – $25,000 and above – be named in honor of Dr. Grosfeld, who gave so much of his energy and time to ensuring the foundation continued to award research grants to young surgeon scientists. In addition to his 22 years of service as chair of the APSA Foundation, Dr. Grosfeld was president of both APSA and the American Surgical Association.