The Bernard Osher Foundation

The Bernard Osher Foundation

The Bernard Osher Foundation

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One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, Suite 4025, San Francisco, California, 94105, United States

Charitable Causes

Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations


Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

The Bernard Osher Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. The Foundation provides post-secondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nation, with special attention to reentry students. It also benefits programs in integrative medicine in the United States and Sweden, including centers at the University of California, San Francisco; Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston; and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. In addition, the Foundation supports a national lifelong learning network for seasoned adults. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, operating on the campuses of 118 institutions of higher education from Maine to Hawaii and Alaska, have a National Resource Center at the University of Southern Maine. Finally, an array of performing arts organizations, museums, and selected educational programs in Northern California and in Mr. Osher’s native state of Maine receive Foundation grants.

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Chief Financial Officer

Program Director

Program Director

Senior Program Officer

Senior Program Director

Program Director

Board of Directors

Honorary Consul General at Embassy of Sweden in United States

President at The Bernard Osher Foundation

Founding Partner & Director at Geolo Capital

General Partner at Lauder Partners LLC

Assistant Treasurer at Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties

Director at The Bernard Osher Foundation

Treasurer & Director at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Director at The Bernard Osher Foundation

Founder at The Bernard Osher Foundation

Program Director at The Bernard Osher Foundation

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