The Nancy Franzon Memorial Fund

In 1990, a few years after its incorporation, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association was a fledgling and unseasoned group of a few hundred Orthopaedic Surgeons who wanted to improve the care of Orthopaedic Trauma patients. The vision of these pioneers was a noble one but realizing their dreams presented a plethora of obstacles to be overcome. Hurdles that likely would not have been cleared were it not for the hiring of Nancy Franzon as the Executive Director of the organization.

Over her nineteen years of service, it can easily be claimed that no other individual has done more to contribute to the success the OTA enjoys today. She directed the growth of the Annual Meeting into the premier conference for the world, grew membership exponentially and oversaw the creation of an enviable Research and Education Fund.

Sadly, Nancy left us through her passing on September 11, 2023. As the leaders of the OTA reflected on appropriate ways to honor and memorialize the critical role that Nancy played in growing the OTA into what it is today, we could think of no better tribute than a memorial fund that supports the ongoing support and development of the professionals that move us forward, a true passion of Nancy’s.

Please consider your philanthropic support as a thank you to Nancy for what she has done for all of us.


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Nancy Franzen accepting a flower arrangement and an award.