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$116K to charities west of I-25 in annual bequests from Osborne Trust Fund

Nov. 7, 2018
       Annual awards from the William and Betty Osborne Trust provided $116,500 to a total of 29 charities in 2018.
       These included two on the Colorado Springs Westside:
  • Westside CARES, a church-supported entity that provides rent assistance, food for six pantries, a nurse program and emergency support programs ($28,000).
  • Alzheimer's Association: Colorado Chapter, six programs to help those with Alzheimer's ($2,000).
           The grants were formally awarded at a luncheon in late October.
           The fund was established in the will of former Old Colorado City pharmacist and Rotarian Bill Osborne, who died a short time after his wife Betty in 1985. The will stipulated that a portion of the fund's interest go to entities helping the needy in an area encompassing the older Westside, Manitou Springs and most of Teller County.
           Osborne was a former president of the Garden of the Gods Rotary who owned a drug store in Old Colorado City for a number of years.
           The fund's trustees consist of past presidents of the club, each serving in that role for 10 years.

    Westside Pioneer/press release
    (Community: Charitable)

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