Jerome T. Osborne and Georgeanne S. Osborne Charitable Trust gift paves way for technology transformation

[October 30, 2023 – Mentor, OH] – The Lake County Council on Aging is pleased to announce a gift of $150,000 from the Jerome T. Osborne and Georgeanne S. Osborne Charitable Trust. This generous contribution will have a profound impact on the organization and its mission to serve the most vulnerable members of our community by leveraging technology to strengthen the agency’s response to the needs of seniors, today and in the future.

Sunny Masters, the Administrator of the Osborne Trust, highlighted the lasting legacy of Jerome and Georgeanne Osborne, recognizing their unwavering commitment to supporting nonprofit organizations. The trustees expressed their deep satisfaction with the Council on Aging’s outstanding work, services, and programs, especially in assisting individuals in our community who are most in need.

The funds will enable the organization to move forward with its ambitious plans to integrate two independent psychosocial assessment systems into a single, cohesive program. This project will result in improved efficiency and effectiveness, ultimately enhancing the services provided to the Lake County community.  Additionally, a portion of the funds will be used to upgrade the agency’s volunteer reporting system to streamline the tracking of service hours.

Council on Aging’s CEO, Joe Tomsick, expressed the organization’s profound respect and loyalty to the Osborne legacy. He noted that this generous gift signifies a transformative moment for the Council on Aging, with the potential to shape the future of the organization.  “The Jerome T. Osborne and Georgeanne S. Osborne Charitable Trust’s donation is a testament to their enduring commitment to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support, which will enable us to better serve those in need and carry forward their philanthropic legacy”, said Tomsick.

The Lake County Council on Aging extends its heartfelt thanks to the Osborne Trust and all its trustees for their extraordinary generosity.

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About Lake County Council on Aging: The Lake County Council on Aging (LCCoA) has been serving Lake County’s seniors, their families and caregivers since 1972. The Agency strives to enhance quality of life through education, advocacy, service and support. The agency’s priority is to help older adults remain in their own homes longer, healthier and more safely. For more information, visit

About The Jerome T. Osborne and Georgeanne S. Osborne Charitable Trust: This trust provides impactful giving to charitable organizations in Greater Cleveland that serve the community in education inclusive of academic and vocational training; human service organizations that exist to enhance lives; cultural organizations that elevate the arts experience; care and programs for domestic and wild animals; mental health, substance abuse and medical needs for children and adults. For more information, visit