For over two decades, the Foundation has worked to support innovation and excellence in higher education. The Foundation’s impact reaches more than 2.1 million students across all 115 colleges, with several programs scaling nationally.
As we honor this milestone of two decades of service, we are reflecting on the progress we have made and the partnerships we have built along the way. Over the course of 2019, we will be sharing some of the bright spots along our journey. These defining moments highlight the work of our organization and recognize the partners in the public sector, philanthropy, and the individuals that have been essential to the success of our work.
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A CONVERSATION WITH LARRY TOY: FOUNDING PRESIDENT AND CEO
Dr. Toy, who founded the Foundation in 1998 and served as president and CEO through its first decade of service, shares the blueprints that guided his leadership and the ethos that informs the organization today.
MAKING POSSIBILITY PERMANENT: A HISTORIC GIFT TO SUPPORT CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
The Bernard Osher Foundation’s historic pledge helped establish one of the largest community college scholarship endowments in its time – and one that continues to support students today.
CENTRALIZED CLINICAL PLACEMENT SYSTEM: INCREASING NURSING ENROLLMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
In the early 2000s, the Bay Area found itself faced with a nursing shortage. Health care providers, nursing educators, and the Foundation responded, building a technology tool that would expand regional collaboration and go on to strengthen nursing education across the nation.