Jeffrey P. Ossen
Family Foundation

Our Mission

The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling dreams and achieving heights by enrichment of the mind, body and spirit. This will be achieved through support of cultural arts, education and healthcare issues.

Jeffrey P. Ossen
June 13, 1940- September 16, 2007

From Humble Beginnings

Jeffrey Peter Ossen or “J.P.”/”Jeff” as his friends and family called him, was raised in Torrington, CT.  His early interest in business included mowing lawns, shoveling sidewalks, Kool Aid stands, and working in a restaurant.  As a teen he became interested in collecting stamps and advertising and selling in national magazines.  This was the beginning of his becoming an entrepreneur…

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