Giving back to your community

By D. Kay Kirkpatrick, MD; John L. Brown, Esq.; and Sidney Welch, JD, MPH

Orthopaedic charitable foundations can offer great benefits

The formation of a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private foundation is an interesting addition to an orthopaedic practice that can add value in several ways. For many orthopaedic surgeons, part of finding satisfaction in practice lies in giving back to the local community. Forming a foundation is a relatively simple and inexpensive process that can bring great benefits to orthopaedic practices.

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