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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. 

The first APSA Foundation grant to support a pediatric surgical research scientist was awarded in 1996. 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.


  • APSA Foundation General Donation
    • Donations allocated to this fund will be distributed to initiatives that have the largest need for funding. 
  • APSA Foundation Jay Grosfeld, MD Scholar Grant Donation
    • Donations allocated to this fund will be directed to the annual APSA Foundation Jay Grosfeld, MD Scholars
  • APSA Foundation Travel Fellowship Donation
    • Donations to this fund will be allocated to the Travel Fellowship fund. 

Donation Methods and Helpful Links

Levels of Cumulative Support

$1 – $999

Gold Level
$1,000 – $4,999

Robert E. Gross Benefactor
$5,000 – $9,000

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.