Lee J. Osiason, president and director of the Osiason Educational Foundation, supports Frost MusicReach through the Frost School's Winter Wonderful Holiday Dinner.
Lee J. Osiason, who serves as president and director of the Osiason Educational Foundation and as a member of the University of Miami’s Citizen’s Board and the School of Education’s Visiting Committee, supports the Frost MusicReach program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, helping provide mentoring for young people throughout Miami-Dade County. He is an annual contributor to the Moon River Society, benefitting the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute. The Osiason Educational Foundation is also a major contributor to the Community and Educational Leadership Scholarship fund for the UM School of Education.
Osiason’s personal mission in life is supporting effective educational and community service programs for children. “It’s so important to spend money at the right time and take a preventive approach, rather than paying the much higher costs afterwards,” said Osiason, a board-certified Coral Gables tax attorney.
As an attorney who focuses his practice on tax and estate planning for wealthy individuals and business enterprises, Osiason serves as an advisor to many prominent charitable organizations and financial institutions. “You don’t have to be a wealthy person to make a difference in our community,” he said. “I have found that if you have the desire and the will to commit yourself to a cause, people will respond to you.”
Osiason became an active supporter of the University more than a decade ago after joining the Citizen Board. He later served as president of the advisory board and is a former member of the University’s Board of Trustees. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the School of Law.
For his efforts on behalf of educational causes, Osiason has received the Florida Commissioner of Education Business Recognition Award, Florida Association of School Administrators Emblem Award, and Dade County’s Exemplary Dade Partner Award.
(Source: UM School of Education, Annual Report, 2007).