2023 Osher Fundraising Report

In consultation with the Osher Leadership Council, the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond set its 2023 annual fundraising goals at $33,000 from 28% of current Osher membership.

Members gave generously and we are pleased to report 297 members in 234 households (94% of goal) gave $45,881 (39% over goal) to Osher in 2023.

Money raised in 2023 strengthened financial reserves and will also be used to support special events and speakers, our instructor recognition gathering, our volunteer ice cream social, two new laptop computers for Osher classes, and more.

Some fundraising highlights for 2023:

  • 100% of the members of the Osher Leadership Council made a gift,
  • Our first gift of the year was given on January 6, 2023 and our last gift was given on December 31, 2023,
  • Gifts ranged from $5 to $2,500,
  • The average household gift was $196,
  • More members and more households gave in 2023 than any other year,
  • More dollars were raised in 2023 than any other year,
  • More donors participated in UR Here than any other year, and
  • Tax-savvy donors included two donors of appreciated stocks and twenty donors using qualified charitable distributions from traditional IRAs or donor advised funds

Osher’s community is stronger with this wonderful financial support. We are grateful for every member and for every gift.

Honor Roll of Donors

Thank you to the following donors who contributed to Osher’s fundraising efforts. This list reflects gifts given through December 31, 2023. Multiple year donors are noted by an asterisk (*).

  • Becky Adams*
  • Nancy Adams*
  • Betsy Adkins*
  • Gwyn Aldridge
  • Colleen and Steve Anders*
  • Barbara and John Apostle*
  • Kay and George Atwell*
  • Lewis Avery*
  • Peter Bailey*
  • Deanne and John Bailey*
  • Kathy and Steven Barley*
  • William Bateman*
  • Robert Bayless
  • Dabney Beattie*
  • Peter Begans*
  • Kelly and Patrick Berryman*
  • Betsy Blevins*
  • Ruth Blevins*
  • Jean and David Blunt*
  • Linda Borland*
  • Carolyn and Ernie Bowen*
  • Marie Boylan*
  • Carol Boysen*
  • Barbara and Joe Brancoli*
  • Sonya Brockstein*
  • Pat and Dewey Brown*
  • Joan and Ed Bruno*
  • Deana Buck
  • Frona and Allan Buffenstein*
  • Diane Bussee
  • Linda and Harry Butler*
  • Rebecca Bynum
  • Donna Callery*
  • Norma Caruso*
  • Christine Campbell*
  • Chris Carney
  • Bunny Caro-Justin*
  • Norma Caruso*
  • Lou Cei*
  • Betsy and West Cobb*
  • Jim Cobb and Elaine Leggett*
  • Nancy Coddington*
  • Denise Costa
  • Levonne Cousins*
  • Walter Covin*
  • Tom Cox*
  • Brenda Craig
  • Donald Creach*
  • Teresa and Mike Cross*
  • Susan Cummings*
  • Beth Cuthbert*
  • Jeanne D’Ascoli*
  • Janet and Gary Darden
  • Suzanne and Brad Davenport*
  • Cathy and Mark Devlin*
  • Tanya Parker Dolphin*
  • David Dorfman*
  • Gloria Dunham*
  • Brenda and Bill Duttweiler*
  • Marlene and Richard Ebert*
  • Fran and Steve Ecker*
  • Amy and Jeff Edwards*
  • Thomas Eliseuson*
  • Catherine Englishman*
  • Marilyn Erickson
  • Elsa and Marshall Ervine*
  • Pam Farnham*
  • Joan Faulkner*
  • Terry and John Festa*
  • Cathy and Richard Fisher
  • Elaine and David Fishman*
  • Don Fleming Jr.*
  • Gabie Frazier*
  • Mark Fryer*
  • Ken Gallaugher*
  • Joyce Garner*
  • Martin Gary*
  • Amma and Fred Gatty
  • Cheryl Genovese*
  • Linda and Darren Gibula
  • Ann and Peter Goodman*
  • Emily Goodykoontz*
  • Gail and Stuart Grandis*
  • Bill and Ilene Hafker*
  • Steve Hamilton
  • Karen and Robert Hamlett*
  • Terri Hartman
  • Carol Valentine and Robert Heilman*
  • Marie and Bernie Henderson*
  • Deborah and Daniel Hocutt*
  • Karen and Barry Hofheimer*
  • Ellen and Richard Hollands*
  • Priscilla Horton
  • Wendy and Ralph Howard*
  • Kathy Howe
  • Teesie and Chris Howell*
  • Becky and Tommy Hudson*
  • Anne and Charlie Huffstetler*
  • Margaret Hutchison
  • Cathy Ireland*
  • Lisa Isbell
  • Tracey and Robert Ivey*
  • Tobe and Jeff Jacoby*
  • Nancy and Tom Jennings*
  • Suzanne and Frank Jepson*
  • Ann Johnson*
  • Mimi Herington and Dave Johnson
  • Kitty Johnson*
  • Janice Jones*
  • Marty Jones*
  • Barbara and Harry Kaplowitz*
  • Theresa and John Keefe
  • Jeff Keil*
  • Kathy Kelley*
  • Katherine Kennedy
  • Karen Keser*
  • Ralph Kidder
  • Kay and Dennis King*
  • Michele Cox and David Kitchen
  • Karen and Fred Kraegel*
  • Jacqueline Kuehn
  • Jessica Kyles*
  • Cathy and Robert Lacy*
  • Joan and Alan Langer*
  • Don Lee*
  • Bobbie and Peter LeViness
  • Ben Lewis*
  • Trish Little-Taylor
  • Barbara Lockard*
  • Karen Long
  • Terry Long*
  • Susan LoPresti*
  • Prakash Lothe*
  • Jean Lum*
  • Mary and Jerry Lutkenhaus*
  • Debbie and John Mahone*
  • Joan Maitre*
  • Janet Marcus*
  • Sandi Markham*
  • Diane Mast
  • Cheryl Matt
  • Marybeth Matthews*
  • Marla and Bill McAllister*
  • Lynn McCashin*
  • Mike McCue
  • Connie Harvey and Jim McNeil*
  • Joyce and Brian McNeil*
  • David Messenger*
  • Al Meyer*
  • Celeste and Don Miller*
  • Claudia Mills*
  • Jan Mirmelstein
  • Shirley Modlin*
  • Nancy and Russ Morrison
  • Wanda Moser
  • Ginny Murphy*
  • Mary Murphy*
  • Janet and Donald Murray*
  • Floyd Myers*
  • Bonnie and Jim Narduzzi*
  • Bobbette Newsome*
  • Ann and David Oakes*
  • Candace OConnor
  • Pam and George Pangburn*
  • Bob Parker*
  • Mary Pasco*
  • Mary and Bill Pawelski*
  • Ginger and Tony Pelling*
  • Alison Shapiro and Dick Pennock*
  • Deborah Perkins
  • Nancy and Bob Perrow*
  • Ray Pettway*
  • Sheryl Phillips*
  • Lee Ann and Bill Pickering*
  • Alan and Chaya Pollack*
  • Donald Pomplun
  • Carol Rauschberg*
  • Lucretia McCulley and Daniel Ream
  • John Roberts*
  • Jacky Robinson*
  • Mike Roscoe*
  • Rebecca and Leslie Rose*
  • Sonnie Rosemond*
  • Carole Royall*
  • Gail Rucker*
  • Faith Sartoris*
  • Patricia and Hal Schilbe*
  • Toni Schmiegelow*
  • Anita Schneider*
  • Ruth and Mike Schoenhaut*
  • Wendy and Bill Schultz
  • Jane and Maurice Schwarz*
  • Tony and Nancy Scrimizzi*
  • Bob Shayne
  • Bette Shiflett*
  • Anne and Bob Shotwell*
  • Ellen Shuler*
  • Donna and Brian Simpson*
  • Peter Sizemore*
  • Nell and Chris Smith*
  • Laura Soles*
  • Kirstin Stacia
  • Gregory Tait*
  • Catherine and Derek Taylor*
  • Jan Thomas*
  • Doris Thrift*
  • Linda Turner*
  • Ann and Ralph Vazquez*
  • Ed Villanueva*
  • Joan and Geoff Viol*
  • Alice and Chris Waagen*
  • Ellen Walk*
  • Carol Wampler*
  • Sherrye Ward*
  • Anne Waring
  • Sandie and Bob Warwick*
  • Peggy and Bruce Watson*
  • Diane Weakley*
  • Claudia Wells*
  • Anne and Bill Wescott*
  • Cathy White*
  • Janet Winslow*
  • Jane Dowrick and Michael Whitlow*
  • Robb Wieczorek*
  • Pam Wiegardt
  • Sue and Tim Williams*
  • Beth Williamson Ayers*
  • Thomas Wood*
  • Amelia Wolfe*
  • Peggy Young*

Gifts in Memory

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

  • Betty Ann Dillon
  • William Hafker
  • Floyd Myers
  • Bill Rauschberg
  • John Schofield
  • Pat Smith
  • Bob Parker
  • Charlotte Walker
  • Claude Wilson

Corporate Contributions

Thanks also to corporate contributors Charter Oak Credit Union and 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.