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Giving to the Osher Institute

Today is a great day to make a financial gift to support your Osher and its members!

Lifelong learning is not a pastime. It is a way of life that contributes to the well-being of our members, our university and our community. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond is excited to be celebrating its 15th year providing our members a continuing university home. Celebrate with us by making a gift to our third Osher Annual Fund Campaign!

You may give a one-time or monthly recurring gift to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond. You may donate anonymously, if you wish, and you may make your gift as a tribute in honor or in memory of another person. A one-time gift of $5 or greater or a recurring gift will count toward the annual giving fund raiser. Corporate matches are accepted. And for those aged 70½ and above, IRA Rollover gifts are another great way to give!

Ways to Make a Gift

  1. Online: Use the giving button above or visit uronline.net/osher to make a one-time or recurring monthly gift.
  2. Phone: Call the Annual Giving office at (804) 289-8050 and say you’d like to make a gift to the Osher Institute.
  3. In Person: Drop off a check payable to the University of Richmond (designate Osher Annual Gift in the memo line) to the Osher Institute office.
  4. Mail: Mail a check payable to the University of Richmond (designate Osher Annual Gift in the memo line) to the Osher Institute.
  5. IRA Rollover Gift: If you are 70½ years or older, coordinate an IRA rollover gift to the Osher Institute by contacting the Gift Planning office at (804) 287-1864.
  6. Planned Gift: Coordinate a planned gift to the Osher Institute by contacting the Gift Planning office.
  7. Appreciated Stock: Make a stock gift to the Osher Institute by contacting Sarah Abubaker at (804) 287-6583.
  8. Matching Gifts: Search eligible companies that match gifts for University of Richmond contributions.

Please make a gift, as you are able. Dollars add up and participation matters.

Annual Gift Fundraiser Reports

Together, we’re creating a strong Osher Institute at the University of Richmond. Review updates and reports for annual gift fundraising campaigns. Would you consider a recurring gift of $15 for 15 months in honor of our Osher Institute’s 15th year at UR!

Why Give to the Osher Institute?

Marshall Ervine photo“I give to the Osher Institute because generations to come need to have access to programs that keep them mentally, physically and socially active. Folks need something fun and meaningful to do.”

— Marshall Ervine, member since 2005

Sandi Markham“I give to the Osher Institute because I’ve learned that not all Osher [Institutes] are equal, and the campus site is what makes the difference. We have been welcomed and made to feel that we are a part of the University of Richmond.”

— Sandi Markham, member since 2016

Ellen & Richard Hollands“We give to the Osher Institute because of the friends we’ve made and the classes we’ve taken. We get so much out of the classes that we like to give back where we can.”

— Ellen & Richard Hollands, members since 2008 & 2011

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
aedwards@richmond.edu

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