Incorporated in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) entity, The Osman Foundation is registered and operates in the States of Florida and North Carolina.
For nearly 30 years, The Osman Foundation’s founder, Daniel A. Osman, MD, has committed to advancing the field of medical education and research by bringing top researchers, oncologists and surgeons together annually for the Miami Breast Cancer Conference (MBCC). This gathering is now the second largest of its kind, serving over 1,000 physicians annually.
In 2006, the MBCC was sold and the proceeds were used to endow The Osman Foundation’s efforts to help children reach their full potential and to become global citizens who make positive contributions to society.
This opportunity allowed The Osman Foundation to expand its work to North Carolina, which resulted in the foundation’s Program Director, Donna DeLano, relocating to Chatham County.
Over the past 5 years, The Osman Foundation has provided a number of educational programs for Chatham County Schools, which have included:
- Managing and coordinating Read with Me, a read-aloud enrichment program for K-1 grade students, 2010-present.
- Assisted with the launch of a pilot program called Teach Social First, which instructs K-5 students on social skills and how to be productive citizens, 2011-2012.
- Providing outdoor experiential leadership programs for middle school and high school students, 2010-present.
The Osman Foundation has also led staff development and capacity building workshops for teachers and administrators at all schools in Chatham County, and acts as an advisory member on various educational task forces in Chatham County Schools.
Annually, over 700 students and 300 faculty members participate in Osman Foundation programs in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.