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2017 Osher Annual Fund Report

The Osher Institute at the University of Richmond surpassed its fundraising goal of $10,000 for the 2017 annual campaign. Funds are used to support and expand programming for Institute members and to strengthen the Institute’s fiscal health. These funds helped Osher:

  • Hire Barbara Apostle as permanent part-time program assistant; her original appointment related only to programming to support the Regirer Foundation grant.
  • Keep membership dues and course fees flat for 2018.
  • Provide funds to support special events, speakers, and need-based assistance.
  • Retain funds should we encounter unexpected earned income fluctuations.

The annual fund campaign was supported in part through a capacity-building grant the Institute received from The Bernard Osher Foundation. The grant provides funds to local Osher Institutes for developing long-term sustainability and growth to ensure they remain strong and support the learning needs of adults age 50 and better.

Fundraising Snapshots

  • 100% of members of the Osher Leadership Council contributed to the 2017 campaign.
  • 16% of members and 13.5% of Osher households active in 2017 contributed to the 2017 campaign.
  • 68% of donors to the 2017 campaign were first-time donors.
  • Contributions ranged from $20 to $1,000, with an average contribution of $100.

Honor Roll of Donors

Thank you to the following donors who contributed to Osher’s fundraising efforts during the 2017 calendar year. Multiple year donors are noted by an asterisk (*).

  • Steve and Colleen Anders
  • Anonymous (2)
  • George and Kay Atwell
  • Betsy Ault
  • Lewis Avery*
  • Mary Lynne Bailey
  • Steven and Kathy Barley*
  • William and Sara Bateman*
  • Robert and Frances Berry*
  • Ruth Blevins
  • Carl and Marianne Booberg*
  • Ernie and Carolyn Bowen
  • Ron and Maggie Brand
  • Pauline Brickman
  • Paul and Linda Brose
  • Keith and Kathleen Brower*
  • Dewey and Pat Brown*
  • Charles and Jo Ann Brown
  • Edward Bruno
  • George and Jane Cain*
  • Bonnie Charles
  • Carolyn Clouser*
  • West and Betsy Cobb
  • Levonne Cousins*
  • Steve Crump and Alexis Thornton-Crump
  • Charles and Beth Cuthbert*
  • Tanya Dolphin
  • Jane Dowrick and Michael Whitlow*
  • William and Brenda Duttweiler
  • Richard and Marlene Ebert
  • Steven and Fran Ecker
  • Earl Ellis
  • Catherine Englishman
  • Marshall Ervine*
  • Jim and Carol Evans
  • Peter and Lucretia Farago
  • Pamela Farnham
  • Terry Fauerbach
  • Joan Faulkner*
  • David and Elaine Fishman
  • Donald Fleming
  • Michael Fritzsche
  • Peter and Ann Goodman*
  • Stuart and Gail Grandis*
  • Robert and Lisa Hafker
  • Terri Hartman
  • Robert Heilman and Carol Valentine
  • Ken and Vicki Heland
  • Richard and Ellen Hollands
  • Charlie and Anne Huffstetler*
  • Olin Hyde and Jane Baird-Hyde*
  • Thomas and Nancy Jennings*
  • Sid and Regina Jones
  • Harry and Barbara Kaplowitz
  • Jeff Keil
  • Katherine Kennedy*
  • Michael and Lin Koch*
  • Kathi Lee
  • Tom and Barbara Lockard
  • John and Debbie Mahone*
  • Sandra Markham*
  • Marybeth Matthews*
  • John and Arlene McLaren
  • Donald and Celeste Miller
  • Mark and Paula Miller
  • Barry and Beverly Mintling
  • Mary Murphy
  • Floyd and Priscilla Myers
  • Richard and Ellen November
  • George and Pam Pangburn*
  • Bill and Mary Pawelski
  • Tony and Ginger Pelling
  • Ray Pettway
  • Lee Ann and Bill Pickering*
  • Bill and Chris Porter
  • Riker and Ginny Purcell
  • Carol Rauschberg
  • Martha Robertson
  • Robert and Susan Salsitz
  • Toni Schmiegelow
  • Bill Seward
  • Kitty Shannon
  • Bette Shiflett*
  • George Siecko*
  • Brian and Donna Simpson
  • David Snodgrass
  • Wilson and Claudia Sprenkle
  • Ned and Linda Swartz
  • Gregory Tait*
  • Bill and Linda Ventura
  • Geoff and Joan Viol
  • Carol Wampler
  • Maria Waters
  • Bruce and Peggy Watson*
  • Cathy White
  • Richard and Nanette Whitt*
  • Robb Wieczorek*
  • Tim and Sue Williams*
  • Beth Wilson
  • Joy Winstead*
  • Franklin Wolf and Gini Blostein-Wolf
  • Landon Woody
  • Robert and Jill Wright
  • Peggy Young
  • Gail Zwirner*

We also extend our gratitude to the following corporate donors for matching gifts.

Note: This list is current as of July 23, 2018. While University of Richmond’s 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, at or (804) 287-1946.

Contact Us

Amy Edwards
Stewardship Assistant
Osher Institute
Professional & Continuing Studies
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 287-1946
Fax: (804) 287-1264

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