Dr. Donald Liss is a generous and giving person. As a leading orthopedist and tenured specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, he gives tirelessly to all of his valued patients. He takes a personal interest in each patient and works diligently to uplift them from their injury to the restoration of function and strength. He pursues an holistic approach to healing wherein the whole person is considered: the mind, the body, and the spirit. He recognizes that if only the illness is treated, healing will not occur. He gives to his staff. He understands that it is a privilege and joy to work among so many other talented doctors, therapists, and administrators who share his passion for their work. Dr. Liss is grateful every day for the support and kindness that envelopes his practice.
And he gives philanthropically. As an Orthodox Jew, Dr. Liss is the personification of charitable giving. Having achieved great success in his professional life, Dr. Liss believes in sharing his good fortune with those who are less fortunate. He has donated time and money to organizations that support people in his community and those in need around the world. He appreciates that he is able to help others and recognizes that we all share the same humanity which includes helping each other when we can. His first passion is his strong moral obligation to support the Jewish community. He is a big donor to the United Jewish Appeal. This organization reaches out to those who require extra support, inspires a passion for Jewish life and learning, and empowers Jewish communities around the world.
In addition to his support of the Jewish community, Dr. Donald Liss is a big supporter of his children’s schools, local museums and cultural institutions, and several environmental causes, especially the National Park Service. If there is a common theme among his philanthropy, it is the preservation of excellence in American society through the support of information and culture. Dr. Liss offers realistic suggestions for others who want to hold an event for fund raising. His experience in this field makes his advice welcome and insightful. The most important factor is to give yourself enough time to organize the event and make a plan. The second step is to know your budget and fiscal limitations. And finally, reach out for assistance for both financial support and volunteers to help you plan and carry out the event. With these three steps in mind, Dr. Liss continues his quest to help others in any way he can – and does.