Johns Hopkins' Lifelong Learning Institute receives $1M from Osher Foundation

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University has received a $1 million grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation, the second million-dollar award made to the institute by the Osher Foundation.

Established in 1986 as the Evergreen Society, Osher at JHU continues to offer courses, lectures, and learning opportunities for semi-retired and retired individuals in the Baltimore, Columbia, and Montgomery County communities.

In the award letter, Mary G. F. Bitterman, president of the Osher Foundation, said the Hopkins program has "established a standard of excellence and a model of active member involvement that have become hallmarks of the institute."

Beverly Wendland, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (of which Osher at JHU is a part) said the gift is a testament to the expertise of the people who operate and teach in the institute.

"At Johns Hopkins, we follow the premise that learning is a lifelong activity," Wendland said. "Osher at JHU allows intellectually curious adults an opportunity to explore big ideas, learn something new about the world around them, and engage with others who share their desire for scholarly stimulation. I am so grateful for this generous grant from the foundation. It will enable us to enhance our programming and sustain the excellence in teaching for which we are so well-known."

Osher at JHU programs are non-credit and offered in an array of formats and locations. For more information, visit the Osher Institute's website.

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