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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. HSS is the world leader in treating and researching these diseases and disorders, and philanthropy is necessary to enable our world-class team to improve lives and provide the best in-person and virtual patient care possible.

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

  • 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 patient care and virtual health

At a time when people are living longer than before, the need for continual advancement in the treatment and prevention of joint disease, pain, and injury is more critical than ever—to keep our population healthy as we age and to mitigate the enormous financial burden of healthcare on our society. 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.

Funding Priorities

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, and push forward innovations in patient care and virtual health. Our current funding priorities include:

HSS COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund

  • We set up a special Employee Assistance Fund to help meet the needs of our team members who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The fund provides relief for unforeseen expenses including childcare, transportation, and housing, so that our staff can focus on what they do best—caring for our patients. Donate Now.

New Buildings and Laboratories

  • Expanding and enhancing our physical space enables us to meet the increased demand for our services and supports 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.
  • Leveraging expertise in immunology and rheumatic illnesses, HSS is spearheading the COVID-19 Research Initiative to contribute to the understanding of this disease and improve health outcomes for patients everywhere. Donate Now.

General Support

  • Gifts to our general fund support every area of HSS—from research to innovation in patient care. Donate Now.

Ways to Give


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.


HSS Insider - News and updates for HSS Supporters


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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More Information

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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