June 7, 2023

Trustees of the Jerome T. Osborne and Georgeanne S. Osborne Charitable Trust encourage qualified charities in Greater Cleveland inclusive of Lake, Geauga, and Cuyahoga Counties to submit an application for funding. The application can be found on the website at The initial deadline is July 15, 2023. Applicants must be from Greater Cleveland and IRS designated as a charitable organization doing business in Ohio.

Jerome T. Osborne was a self-made entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. He was born April 6, 1922 and died June 21, 2014. He grew up on his family’s farm in Mentor, Ohio. His empire included nearly 20 corporations in the concrete and building supply industry. The humble, private man who anonymously donated much of his fortune to charity never retired. Work, like boating and raising horses, was a hobby and a passion. Mr. Osborne was the patriarch and role model to 9 children, 26 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Mr. Osborne was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and employer who will always be remembered as a shrewd businessman with an unmistakable down-to-earth style who loved his work, horses, dogs, boats and his red pickup. Mr. Osborne’s legacy lives on through THE JEROME T. OSBORNE AND GEORGEANNE S. OSBORNE CHARITABLE TRUST and the inaugural Trustees whom he personally selected.

The Board of Trustees of the Jerome T. Osborne and Georgeanne S. Osborne Charitable Trust have named Sunny Masters the Administrator of the Trust who is excited to work with the Trustees to honor the legacy of Jerome and Georgeanne Osborne.  “We look forward to reviewing the first round of applicants. The initial deadline for applications is July 15, 2023. Additionally, two more deadlines are tentatively scheduled before year-end. “ To submit an application visit the website “Those closest to Mr. Osborne said he worked every day and loved every minute of it.  He loved his family, friends and community. This Trust will continue the good he did all his life. As Administrator, I am honored to be part of it.”