Orthopaedic Advocacy Week

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Get Invested with the Orthopaedic PAC

OrthoPAC's "Day of Giving" highlighted the need for members to invest in the advocacy that protects their profession and ability to provide quality care to musculoskeletal patients. To encourage support and thank members who already made a commitment this year, OrthoPAC offered the following two programs during 2023 Orthopaedic Advocacy Week.

More than $200,000 was raised from 478 contributors and more than $40,000 was donated to over 50 charities!

Winners' Choice Sweepstakes

The Winners' Choice Sweepstakes comprised three categories: $5,000 contributors, $1,000 contributors, and $100 for active fellows and $25 for residents. Winners for this year's event will be announced soon! 

Charity Match

Additionally, the OrthoPAC offered a Charity Match benefit. New contributions from members were matched accordingly with a donation to one 501c3 charity* of choice including subspeciality foundations. The charity donation was made directly to the nonprofit organization. 

About the Orthopaedic PAC

Many aspects of orthopaedic practice are affected by decisions made in Washington, D.C. The Orthopaedic PAC's (OrthoPAC's) main priority is to give surgeons a voice in these discussions and ensure that PAC contributions are effectively disbursed to advocate for the orthopaedic profession. Here are four fast facts about the OrthoPAC...

  1. It is the only political action committee dedicated solely to representing orthopaedic surgeons in the nation’s capital.
  2. It is nonpartisan and makes political contributions to Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and other party groups who share and support our views.
  3. It elects and reelects candidates to federal office who understand issues of importance to the care of musculoskeletal patients as well as the maintenance and betterment of the orthopaedic profession.
  4. It is governed by the PAC Executive Committee which reports to the AAOS Advocacy Council.

Federal law requires that we use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals who contribute to the AAOS Orthopaedic PAC. Checks or credit cards drawn on corporate accounts can be accepted but are deposited by law into a separate, non-federal account. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income purposes. Contributions are voluntary, and do in no way affect membership or other status in the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Only AAOS members in the U.S. may contribute to the AAOS Orthopaedic PAC.