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Member support and participation helps keep the Osher Institute strong.

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All gifts made through the Boise State University Foundation are tax-deductible and qualify for the Idaho education tax credit.

The Osher Excellence Fund

Annual fundraising plays an important role at the Osher Institute. The Osher Excellence Fund supports our efforts to attract and retain expert faculty and presenters, offer high-quality programming, provide well-appointed classroom space, and keep membership and course fees low. Member and community support of the Excellence Fund is instrumental to our ongoing success.

Ways to give to the Osher Excellence Fund:

  • Give online through the Boise State University Foundation
  • Add a gift on your registration form or when registering online.
  • Send a check made out to the “Osher Excellence Fund” c/o the Boise State University Foundation at 1173 University Dr., Boise, ID 83706.

Leave a Legacy for Lifelong Learning

A meaningful way to help ensure the Institute’s longevity is to leave a legacy for lifelong learning. Making a planned or estate gift to the Osher Institute helps ensure that it will be here for lifelong learners through the ages.

For more information about ways to make a planned gift, contact Jennifer Neil, Osher member and Executive Director for Planned Giving at Boise State, at (208) 426-2927 or

Estate Planning at Boise State University

The Bernard Osher Foundation

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University is endowed by The Bernard Osher Foundation. This support, combined with annual contributions made by members and community underwriters, support from the University, and revenue from membership and course fees helps the Institute run smoothly.

We are fortunate to be among a cadre of 125 universities and colleges throughout the country to have their support.

Learn More about The Bernard Osher Foundation