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Support the HSS COVID-19 Response Fund

HSS is working around the clock to address the COVID-19 crisis and keep our patients and staff safe. In addition to driving our immediate response, your support helps secure our future—equipping our world-class medical staff with the facilities and technologies they need to provide life-changing care, and pioneering research and discoveries so that we emerge from this crisis stronger than before.


Watch the story of our response

In a matter of days, HSS transformed from the #1 orthopedic specialty hospital to a critical care center serving COVID-19 patients. Watch the extraordinary story of our physicians, nurses, and medical professionals as they defined what it means to be a healthcare hero.

Your generosity ensures that we will continue lead the world in musculoskeletal health.

Donate to the Response Fund

Read about the first few weeks of the HSS response as the COVID-19 crisis unfolded during the month of March 2020.


Support the HSS Employee Assistance Fund

Throughout this crisis, we've received numerous requests from our friends and community members who wish to support our team at HSS. Thank you for your kindness; we welcome your generosity. We have set up a special HSS Employee Assistance Fund to help meet the basic needs of our workers including childcare, transportation, and housing, so that they can focus on what they do best—caring for patients.

Donate to the Assistance Fund


Giving to HSS

An investment in the people, ideas and facilities at HSS has an immediate impact.

One out of every two adults in the United States is affected by a musculoskeletal disease or disorder. Three out of every four people over the age of 65 are affected. HSS is the world leader in treating and researching orthopedic diseases and disorders. Philanthropy enables our world-class team to improve lives and provide the best patient care possible.

Your generosity helps people across the globe live better lives by directly supporting our efforts to:

  • Maintain our position as the world leader in musculoskeletal care
  • Provide best-in-class facilities for patients, clinicians and scientists
  • Lead research that discovers the causes and cures for debilitating disease and disability
  • Pioneer innovations in drugs, devices and care delivery

At a time when people are living longer than ever before, the need for continual advancement in the treatment and prevention of joint disease, pain and injury is more critical than ever – both to keep our population healthy as we age, but also to mitigate the enormous financial burden of healthcare on our society. As the global leader in musculoskeletal health, we are committed to applying our specialized expertise and experience to improve the quality of life for countless patients worldwide. It is our purpose – it is our mission. When you support our work, you are ensuring we can be there for patients when it matters most.

Helping you move better so you can live better is what drives the dedicated specialists at HSS each and every day. A gift to HSS provides the funds necessary to expand and enhance our facilities, to advance research for new treatments, to build endowment for the future and to enrich education for physicians, patients and our community. Our top funding priorities are:

New Buildings and Laboratories

  • Expanding and enhancing our physical space is vital to meet the increased demand for our services, and supporting our world-class research enterprise. Donate Now


  • For more than 150 years, we have been a leader in research aimed at improving the lives of patients experiencing orthopedic and rheumatic conditions. Donate Now


  • Endowments allow physicians at HSS the freedom to explore the next breakthroughs in medical treatment by providing a dependable stream of funding. Read about our current endowments or contact us to learn about how you can support HSS for years to come.

Community & Education

  • Education has been at the forefront of our mission since 1888. HSS is also committed to helping underserved people of all ages in our community. Read our latest report to the community.

General Support

  • Gifts to our general fund support every area of HSS – from research to innovation to clinical care, and more. Donate Now

Make a Gift of Stock or Securities

Donating stock is a wonderful way to support Hospital for Special Surgery. In most cases you will avoid paying capital gains tax, while receiving a charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock.

Please notify us if you would like to make a stock transfer. You may complete and fax our stock transfer form, or call or email us at:

Rebekah Grote
Associate Director, Advancement Services
Phone: 212.774.7248
Fax: 646.714.6255
E-mail: groter@hss.edu

Make a Gift by Phone

Please call 212.606.1196 between 9 am and 5 pm ET to make a gift using your credit card or with questions about making a gift.


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Past Events

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HSS All-Star Family Benefit
The HSS All-Star Family Benefit took place on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Field House at Chelsea Piers. This exciting afternoon featured games, arts & crafts, food & beverages, and entertainment for guests of all ages. The HSS Family Benefit is the signature fundraising event for the Lerner Children’s Pavilion, the children’s hospital at HSS. View photos from this year's Pediatrics Benefit.


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BIKE HSS, a one-day, multi-distance cycling event in Westchester County, took place on Saturday, September 28, 2019. View photos from this year's Bike HSS event.


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Annual Autumn Benefit
This year’s Annual Autumn Benefit took place on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Guastavino’s. The Autumn Benefit is the only benefit at HSS dedicated to raising funds for research, training, education and academic programming.


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36th Tribute Dinner
We celebrated Steve Tisch and Jonathan T. Deland, MD, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and Chief Emeritus of the Foot and Ankle Service at HSS on June 3rd, 2019. The event raised nearly $4.3 million in support of HSS. View photos from this year's tribute dinner.


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HSS in Florida
On February 25, 2019, we hosted our annual HSS in Florida panel event, at The Breakers in Palm Beach. The event shared advice from leading experts in orthopedics, physiatry, and physical therapy here at HSS. With over 600 in attendance, this was our most successful HSS in Florida event to date.


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HSS Celebrates the Dedication of the Iris Cantor Spine Clinic
Honoring Iris Cantor, the Clinic amplifies our multidisciplinary approach to quality spine care. (Pictured from L to R: Ryan Fisher, Vice President of the Board of Trustees and Executive Director of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation; Todd Albert, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus at HSS; Iris Cantor, President and Chairman of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation; John Desiderio; Frank Schwab, MD, Chief Emeritus of HSS Spine; Thomas Lister, Co-Chair, HSS Board of Trustees)




Wilson Society Spring 2018
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Horizon: Annual Report
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Endowed Chairs
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Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about making a gift to HSS, or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us.




Development Department
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021


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