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2019 Osher Annual Fund Report

The Osher Institute at the University of Richmond set its 2019 annual fundraising goal at $20,000 with 200 participating members. Both goals were surpassed. 265 Osher members from 200 Osher households, along with corporate sponsors, donated $26,528.

Joining other Osher Institutes throughout the nation, our 2019 Osher Annual Fund Campaign concentrated on building financial reserves. Reserves are important should endowment income fluctuate or enrollments unexpectedly drop.

The annual fund campaign is supported in part through a capacity-building grant the Institute received from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Foundation has recently agreed to allow our Institute to apply for up to two additional years of funding to support our long-term sustainability efforts so that lifelong learning opportunities are supported in the future.

To earn this funding, the Foundation wants to see continued membership retention and steady participation, as well as members financially supporting their own Osher Institute.

Fundraising Notables

  • 100 percent of members of the Osher Leadership Council contributed to the 2019 Osher Annual Fund.
  • 93 Osher member donors were first-time Osher donors.
  • 2019 represented increases in donors, households and dollars over 2018:
    • Number of Osher member donors: 44 percent increase 
    • Number of Osher household donors: 49 percent increase
    • Total dollars raised: 12 percent increase

Are you age 70½ and interested in learning more about ways to create tax advantages with your gift? If yes, consider an IRA Rollover gift. Contact Rhonda McIlwain at (804) 287-1864 or giftplanning@richmond.edu, or contact Amy Edwards at (804) 287-1946.

Honor Roll of Donors to Date

Thank you to the following donors who we have been notified as having contributed to Osher’s fundraising efforts by December 31, 2019, for the calendar year. Multiple year donors are noted by an asterisk (*).

  • Betsy Adkins
  • Colleen and Steve Anders*
  • Anonymous*
  • Barbara and John Apostle*
  • George and Kay Atwell*
  • Lewis Avery*
  • Beth Williamson Ayers
  • Deanne and John Bailey
  • Peter Bailey
  • Kathryn and Steven Barley*
  • John and Amanda Barnes*
  • William and Sara Bateman*
  • Frans and Cheryl Bax
  • Dabney Beattie
  • Peter Begans
  • Dan Begley
  • Jack and Lynn Berry*
  • Robert Berry*
  • Lynn and Peter Blankman*
  • Ruth Blevins*
  • David and Jean Blunt
  • Carol Boysen
  • Joe and Barbara Brancoli
  • Polly Brickman*
  • Pat and Dewey Brown*
  • Jeff Brownstein
  • Edward and Joan Bruno*
  • Allen and Frona Buffenstein*
  • Richard Burton
  • Harry and Linda Butler*
  • Tom Byer
  • Donna Callery*
  • Jim and Christine Campbell*
  • Bunny Caro-Justin*
  • Lou Cei
  • Bonnie Charles*
  • Carolyn Clouser*
  • West and Betsy Cobb*
  • Allen Cohen
  • Denise M. Combs
  • Levonne Cousins*
  • Teresa and Mike Cross*
  • Stephen Crump and Alexis Thornton-Crump*
  • Elizabeth A. Cuthbert*
  • Jeanne D’Ascoli
  • Brad and Suzanne Davenport
  • Danny DeBoer, Jr.*
  • Beth DeHaven*
  • Mary Dolan
  • Tanya Parker Dolphin*
  • David Dorfman
  • Jane Dowrick and Michael Whitlow*
  • Gloria Dunham*
  • Richard and Marlene Ebert*
  • Steve and Fran Ecker*
  • Amy and Jeff Edwards
  • Earl Ellis*
  • Catherine Englishman*
  • Marshall and Elsa Ervine*
  • Jim and Carol Evans*
  • Amy Ewing
  • Pam Farnham*
  • Terry Fauerbach*
  • Joan Faulkner*
  • John and Teresa Festa
  • David and Elaine Fishman*
  • Don Fleming, Jr.*
  • Horace and Barbara Ford
  • Elizabeth Fox
  • Gabie Frazier*
  • Bill and Linda Frye
  • Joyce Garner
  • Martin and Kathleen Gary
  • Peter and Ann Goodman*
  • Emily Goodykoontz*
  • Stuart and Gail Grandis*
  • Georgie and Gil Green
  • William Grogan
  • Rob and Lisa Hafker*
  • Mark and Mary Hagan
  • Wayne Hall*
  • Karen Hamlett*
  • Terri Hartman*
  • Karen Hastings*
  • Robert Heilman and Carol Valentine*
  • Barbara Hoffman
  • Barry and Karen Hofheimer
  • Richard and Ellen Hollands*
  • Eric Holzwarth and Anne Barash*
  • David and Donna Howard*
  • Tommy and Becky Hudson
  • Charlie and Anne Huffstetler*
  • Teresa Hull
  • Cathy Ireland
  • Thomas and Nancy Jennings*
  • Frank Jepson*
  • Don Jones
  • Janice Jones
  • Regina Begley Jones
  • Harry and Barbara Kaplowitz*
  • Jeff Keil*
  • Amy King
  • Dennis and Kay King*
  • Susan King
  • Michael and Linda Koch*
  • Greg and Andi Kuhn*
  • Catharine Lacy
  • Alan and Joan Langer
  • Jannie and Erik Laursen
  • Judy Levine-Maizels
  • Tom and Barbara Lockard*
  • Jean Lum*
  • John and Debbie Mahone*
  • Ginnie Manuel
  • Sandra Markham*
  • Marybeth Matthews*
  • Bill and Marla McAllister
  • Gary McCullough
  • John and Arlene McLaren*
  • Brian and Joyce McNeil*
  • David Messenger
  • Don and Celeste Miller*
  • Mark and Paula Miller*
  • Claudia Mills
  • Martha Morrill
  • Nancy Moser*
  • Gene and Nancy Moss
  • Mary Murphy
  • Janet Murray*
  • Floyd and Priscilla Myers*
  • Bonnie and Jim Narduzzi*
  • Nora Narum*
  • Joan and Tom Nickels
  • Richard and Ellen November*
  • Amanda Nugent
  • Judith O’Brien
  • George and Pam Pangburn*
  • Robert Parker*
  • Mary Pasco
  • Bill and Mary Pawelski*
  • Catherine Pegram
  • Dennis Pelletier
  • Tony and Ginger Pelling*
  • Ray Pettway*
  • Lee Ann and Bill Pickering*
  • Alan and Chaya Pollack
  • Riker and Ginny Purcell*
  • Rusty Rabb*
  • Barbara Ramos
  • Carol Rauschberg*
  • Nan Riggs
  • Peter and Maria Rippe
  • Martha Robertson*
  • Jacky Robinson
  • John and Barbara Rose
  • Leslie and Rebecca Rose*
  • Sonnie Rosemond
  • Carole Royall*
  • Ron and Phyllis Rubinstein
  • Toni Schmiegelow*
  • Dorothy Schoeneman
  • Suzi Schufeldt*
  • Maurice and Jane Schwarz*
  • Catherine Sckinto
  • Anthony Scrimizzi*
  • Barbara Sensabaugh
  • Bill Seward*
  • Bob and Ann Shotwell*
  • Ellen Shuler*
  • Mary-Jo Sisson Vaughan
  • Peter Sizemore*
  • Nell and Chris Smith
  • Bobby and Laura Soles*
  • Jorene and Joe Sutter
  • Gregory Tait*
  • Lois Thatcher aned Jerry Allgeier
  • Jan and Brett Thomas*
  • Daniel Tuszynski, Jr.
  • John Van Bodegom Smith
  • Gina Venn
  • Ed Villanueva*
  • Geoffrey and Joan Viol*
  • Chris and Alice Waagen
  • Carol Wampler*
  • Sandie and Bob Warwick*
  • Peggy and Bruce Watson*
  • Diane Weakley
  • Elizabeth Weisiger
  • Claudia Wells
  • Anne and Bill Wescott*
  • Cathy White*
  • Nanette and Richard Whitt*
  • Robb Wieczorek*
  • Ann Williams*
  • Tim and Sue Williams*
  • Sara and Claude Wilson*
  • Joy Winstead*
  • Amelia Wolfe*
  • Thomas Wood*
  • Felicia and Brett Woodruff
  • Ed and Elisabeth Wray*
  • Peggy Young*

Thanks also to corporate contributors Dominion Foundation, Genworth and Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

Gifts were made in honor of the following individuals:

  • Catherine Bell
  • Patricia Brown
  • Debra Guild
  • Ray Hilliard
  • Steve Meyers
  • Bill Rauschberg
  • Peggy Watson

Note: This list is current as of December 13, 2019. While 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, at aedwards@richmond.edu or (804) 287-1946.

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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
aedwards@richmond.edu

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