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