Contributions nourish our program, providing a richer experience for our members and a more vibrant program for years to come.
The Osher Sustaining Fund, established in 2015, is used for special program expenses. Nourishing this fund is our highest fundraising priority as it ensures that members enjoy vibrant programming, classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, opportunities to participate in intergenerational and interdisciplinary activities on Towson University's campus, and special members-only trips and social gatherings.
The Endowment for Learning in Retirement, established in 2004, provides a permanent and ongoing source of support to help maintain academic excellence in the lifelong learning program. Your gift supports honoraria for teachers with outstanding credentials and ensures the continued enrichment of our Osher participants.
A gift to the Lou Cedrone Memorial Fund recognizes the contributions of Lou Cedrone, whose "Monday at the Movies" film series continued – always with a clever theme – until his death in August 2015. Contributions help keep the film program going with screenings, discussions and lectures all year round.
Gifts to the Osher Lifelong Learning Endowment help with staffing, honoraria for teachers and other operating expenses. Your generosity also helps in organizing social and cultural events and activities such as day trips to museums and places of historic interest, luncheons, and special lectures, which give members an opportunity to socialize and make new friends.
During her time working with TU's Center for Applied Information Technology, Patty Beere Ruby was an invaluable member of the staff. She helped in developing contracts and new projects, as well as writing grants and proposals for new initiatives. Patty was also a champion for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The Endowment in Patty's honor continues to ensure the long-term promotion and celebration of Osher.
This endowment, created by longtime supporter Rex Rehfeld, supports a course in history, politics, and economics—topics that are essential to understanding the world we live in at any stage of life.