2022 Osher Fundraising Update

The Osher Institute at the University of Richmond set its 2022 annual fundraising goals at $30,000 from 25% of current Osher membership. We are grateful for our members’ generosity so far this year. Thanks to you, we’ve received over 100% of both our dollar and participation goals!

Osher has concentrated on fundraising the past six years under the support and guidance of the Osher Foundation. The Foundation encourages a culture of giving to ensure lifelong learning opportunities and programming can remain vibrant and strong, even when times are economically difficult. Dollars raised in 2022 will be used to offset costs associated with quality speakers from outside the Richmond area, strengthen financial reserves and support other programming costs.

We are grateful for every donor and every dollar donated. Please know when you give to Osher, your gifts strengthen our lifelong learning community and makes an impact in lives of our members!

There are many strategies for maximizing your charitable impact, including corporate matches, gifts of appreciated non-cash assets, and qualified charitable distribution (QCD) gifts. A QCD allows individuals 70½ or older to donate up to $100,000 per year to one or more charities directly from traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). People who hold traditional IRAs are required to take a minimum distribution (RMD) each year beginning at age 72 — even if they don’t need or want the funds. Distributions from IRAs increase individuals’ taxable income.

For some people, a taxable income increase could result in a higher income tax bracket, phaseouts which limit or eliminate some kinds of tax deductions, higher taxes on Social Security income, and higher Medicare premiums. QCDs allow individuals to fulfill their RMDs but not increase their taxable income. QCDs can also reduce the balance of the IRA, thereby reducing RMD amounts in future years.

If you would like to explore ways to maximize your charitable impact in strategic ways such as QCDs or Donor Advised Funds, please reach out to Rhonda McIllwain, Office of Gift Planning (Rhonda.McIlwain@richmond.edu) or Amy Edwards, Osher Office (aedwards@richmond.edu).

Honor Roll of Donors

Thank you to the following donors who contributed to Osher’s fundraising efforts. This list reflects gifts known through November 28. Multiple year donors are noted by an asterisk (*).

  • Becky Adams*
  • Nancy Adams
  • Betsy Adkins*
  • Colleen and Steve Anders*
  • Anonymous*
  • Judy Archambault
  • Beth Williamson Ayers*
  • Deanne and John Bailey* 
  • Peter Bailey*
  • Mary Barker*
  • Kathy and Steven Barley*
  • William Bateman*
  • Kelly and Patrick Berryman*
  • Betsy Blevins*
  • Ruth Blevins*
  • Linda Borland*
  • Carolyn and Ernie Bowen*
  • Marie Boylan*
  • Carol Boysen*
  • Margaret Bradley
  • Barbara and Joe Brancoli*
  • Polly Brickman*
  • Sonya Brockstein
  • Linda and Paul Brose*
  • Kathleen Brown
  • Pat and Dewey Brown*
  • Jeff Brownstein*
  • Joan and Ed Bruno*
  • Frona and Allan Buffenstein*
  • Richard Burton*
  • Linda and Harry Butler*
  • Donna Callery*
  • Walter Calvin*
  • Christine and Jim Campbell*
  • Doug Carleton
  • Bunny Caro-Justin*
  • Norma Caruso*
  • Lou Cei*
  • Betsy and West Cobb*
  • Jim Cobb
  • Nancy Coddington*
  • Sandy Cohen
  • Levonne Cousins*
  • Tom Cox*
  • Teresa and Mike Cross*
  • Beth Cuthbert*
  • Jeanne D’Ascoli*
  • Suzanne and Brad Davenport*
  • Iulia and Barbu Demian*
  • Cathy and Mark Devlin*
  • Tanya Parker Dolphin*
  • David Dorfman*
  • Brenda and Bill Duttweiler*
  • Marlene and Richard Ebert*
  • Fran and Steve Ecker*
  • Amy and Jeff Edwards*
  • Thomas Eliseuson*
  • Catherine Englishman*
  • Elsa and Marshall Ervine*
  • Pam Farnham*
  • Joan Faulkner*
  • Elaine and David Fishman*
  • Don Fleming Jr.*
  • Barbara and Horace Ford*
  • Gabie Frazier*
  • Mark Fryer
  • Maura and Rick Gaenzle
  • Ken Gallaugher*
  • Joyce Garner*
  • Martin Gary*
  • Cheryl Genovese*
  • Ann and Peter Goodman*
  • Emily Goodykoontz*
  • Gail and Stuart Grandis*
  • Michael Grow*
  • Bill Hafker*
  • Lisa and Rob Hafker*
  • Steve Hamilton
  • Mary Hansen*
  • Carol Valentine and Robert Heilman*
  • Marie and Bernie Henderson
  • Karen and Barry Hofheimer*
  • Ellen and Richard Hollands*
  • Wendy and Randy Howard*
  • Tessie and Chris Howell*
  • Becky and Tommy Hudson*
  • Anne and Charlie Huffstetler*
  • Cathy Ireland*
  • Tracey and Bob Ivey*
  • Tobe and Jeff Jacoby*
  • Nancy and Tom Jennings*
  • Suzanne and Frank Jepson*
  • Ann Johnson*
  • Kitty Johnson*
  • Janice Jones*
  • Marty Jones*
  • Barbara and Harry Kaplowitz*
  • Jeff Keil*
  • Kathy Kelley*
  • Karen Keser*
  • Amy King*
  • Linda and Michael Koch*
  • Karen and Fred Kraegel*
  • Andi and Greg Kuhn*
  • Jessica Kyles*
  • Joan and Alan Langer*
  • Page and Tom Layell*
  • Nancy and Norman Ledgerwood*
  • Genene LeRosen
  • Ben Lewis
  • Barbara Lockard*
  • Susan Lum LoPresti
  • Prakash Lothe
  • Jean Lum*
  • Mary and Jerry Lutkenhaus*
  • Douglas Mack
  • Debbie and John Mahone*
  • Joan Maitre*
  • Ginnie Manuel*
  • Janet Marcus*
  • Sandi Markham*
  • Marybeth Matthews*
  • Marla and Bill McAllister*
  • Lynn McCashin
  • Barbara and John McGinty*
  • Connie Harvey and Jim McNeil*
  • Joyce and Brian McNeil*
  • David Messenger*
  • Al Meyer*
  • Celeste and Don Miller*
  • Claudia Mills*
  • Nancy and Gene Moss*
  • Mary Murphy*
  • Janet and Donald Murray*
  • Floyd Myers*
  • Bonnie and Jim Narduzzi*
  • Joan and Tom Nickels*
  • Ellen and Richard November*
  • Ann and Robert Oakes*
  • Pam and George Pangburn*
  • Bob Parker*
  • Robert Parker Jr.*
  • Mary Pasco*
  • Mary and Bill Pawelski*
  • Ginger and Tony Pelling*
  • Robert D. Perrow*
  • Darla Perry
  • Ray Pettway*
  • Sheryl Phillips*
  • Lee Ann and Bill Pickering*
  • Martha and George Pittaway*
  • Chaya and Alan Pollack*
  • Ginny and Riker Purcell*
  • Carol Rauschberg*
  • Joann Reynolds and John Roach*
  • John Roberts*
  • Jacky Robinson*
  • Michael Roscoe
  • Rebecca and Leslie Rose*
  • Sonnie Rosemond*
  • Carole Royall*
  • Faith and Larry Sartoris*
  • Toni Schmiegelow*
  • Anita Schneider
  • Ruth and Mike Schoenhaut*
  • John Schofield*
  • Wendy and Bill Schultz
  • Jane and Maurice Schwarz*
  • Cathy Sckinto*
  • Tony Scrimizzi*
  • Alison Shapiro and Dick Pennock
  • Bette Shiflett*
  • Ellen Shuler*
  • George Siecko*
  • Peter Sizemore*
  • Nell and Chris Smith*
  • Laura Soles*
  • Gregory Tait*
  • Catherine and Derek Taylor*
  • Doris Thrift*
  • Mary-Jo Sisson Vaughan and Robert Vaughan*
  • Ann and Ralph Vazquez*
  • Ed Villanueva*
  • Joan and Geoff Viol*
  • Alice and Chris Waagen*
  • Carol Wampler*
  • Sherrye Ward*
  • Sandie and Bob Warwick*
  • Peggy and Bruce Watson*
  • Diane Weakley*
  • Anne and Bill Wescott*
  • Catherine White*
  • Jane Dowrick and Michael Whitlow*
  • Robb Wieczorek*
  • Sara and Claude Wilson*
  • Janet Winslow*
  • Amelia Wolfe*
  • Thomas Wood*
  • Felicia Woodruff*
  • Susan and George Woolley
  • Laurie Wright*
  • Peggy Young*

Gifts in Memory

Our thanks for gifts made in memory of the following individuals:

  • Jim Campbell
  • Sherry Flournoy
  • J. Rodney Johnson
  • Susan Phieffer
  • Bill Rauschberg
  • Will Rogers

Gifts in Honor

Our thanks for gifts made in honor of the following individuals:

  • Barbara and Harry Kaplowitz
  • Peggy Watson

Corporate Contributions

Thanks also to corporate contributor Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

Note: While the University of Richmond Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this listing, we would appreciate you notifying Osher of any errors or omissions by contacting Amy Edwards, Stewardship Assistant.