Texas Tech's Lifelong Learning Institute to Announce $1 Million Endowment From Osher Foundation

Media advisory for news conference.

WHAT: Announcement of $1 million endowment

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Thursday (April 24)

WHERE: Outreach and Distance Education Building, 605 Indiana Ave.,

adjacent to the International Cultural Center at Ninth Street and Indiana


EVENT: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech University, run by

the Division of Outreach and Distance Education, will announce a $1

million endowment from the Osher Foundation during a news conference.

The institute provides non-credit learning opportunities for people 50

years of age and older who want to continue to expand their knowledge

through participation in classroom learning activities, lectures, discussion

groups, field trips and social events.

The Bernard Osher Foundation, which began funding Texas Tech’s

institution in 2005, is a charitable foundation established in 1977 by

Bernard Osher, a businessman and community leader in San Francisco.

The foundation offers annual grants of $100,000 for up to three years to

lifelong learning programs at institutions of higher education across the

U.S. Upon demonstrated success of these programs, the Osher Foundation

considers establishing a $1 million endowment fund to provide for the

continued operational support of the programs.

CONTACT: Birgit Green, director, Outreach Services, Texas Tech University, (806)

742-7200 ext. 237, or birgit.green@ttu.edu.