Introducing the Founders Fund for Osher@Mizzou. In 2004, thanks to the vision and efforts of Tom Henderson, John Parker and Lucille Salerno, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute was established at the University of Missouri. Since then, Osher has provided educational, cultural and social opportunities for people age 50 and over. Recognized nationally for its outstanding achievements, Osher@Mizzou welcomes more than 650 lifelong learners each year to both in-person and online classes.
In 2020, a group of dedicated Osher members and advisers established an endowed fund to acknowledge the vision of Osher@Mizzou’s three founders and help provide a reliable stream of revenue to support and sustain the Osher program for the future. Be a part of the founders’ legacy with a gift that will allow Osher to continue to offer outstanding classes and programs at a reasonable cost for the benefit of people in mid-Missouri.