Donate to Research

Thank you for your decision to support NASS. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. Three Ways to Donate:

Online form below

Mail check to:
NASS Annual Research Fund
7075 Veterans Boulevard
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Call Jeff McCollian at (630) 230-3654​ ​ ​​

​Annual Research Fund

The Annual Research Fund (ARF) collects money to support research projects each year from applications selected by NASS' Research Project Management Committee. The amount of money distributed each year to fund grants and fellowships varies from year to year. The Annual Research Fund has been an effective vehicle for supporting basic and applied clinical science since 1989, distributing over $3.8 million to spine-related research. Although NASS has received increased numbers of quality applications in recent years, it has been unable to fund all of the applications with merit.

Spine Research Endowment Fund

To ensure future funding, the Spine Research Endowment Fund (SREF) was established in 1996. As an endowment, the principal remains untouched. Once the fund reaches $2 million, the interest income accrued each year on the principal will supplement the amount through the Annual Research fund, potentially doubling the average amount that NASS distributes each year.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

Contributions may also be made through the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). Spine care professionals who contribute through OREF can designate a portion of their gifts to NASS. OREF Donors are Partners in Spine. This cooperative effort affords NASS members two benefits: (1) the convenience of supporting two outstanding research funding organizations, and (2) the public recognition from both NASS and OREF. Visit the OREF website for more information. 

Your Donation

Your completely tax deductible donation to the ARF and SREF will allow us to continue to fund the vital research that is necessary to further our understanding of spinal disorders. There is a critical need for unbiased, independent research and NASS is dedicated to funding these worthwhile grants but needs your help!

Please consider giving to the Annual Research Fund today to support NASS’ research grants and traveling fellowships. Your total donation will go to research. NASS dedicates 100% of Annual Research Fund dollars collected directly to funding research projects.

In Appreciation

The key to ongoing funding of spine research is the generosity of many individual and corporate donors

Individual Donors to ARF
Corporate Donors to ARF
Individual Donors to SREF
NASS Partners in Spine