As the steward of Brooks McCormick Jr.’s vision, the Board of Trustees works to ensure that the Institute’s projects and initiatives remain effective at advancing the Mission and Ethos of the Institute.

Brooks McCormick Jr. Trust

The Brooks Institute is endowed through the Brooks McCormick Jr. Trust for Animal Rights Law and Policy. The mission of the Trust is to establish, support, and advance the rights of animals through education, research, advocacy, initiative, and leadership. The Brooks Institute serves as the operating partner for the Trust.

Gregory W. Osko, MBA
Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Cofounder
The Brooks Institute
Directing Trustee
Brooks McCormick Jr. Trust for Animal Rights Law and Policy
Chairman of the Board
TC Wealth Partners

Gregory Osko is the founder and chairman of the Trust Company of Illinois and the administrative trustee of the Brooks Institute Trust.

Mr. Osko brings more than 40 years of experience serving the financial needs of families to his role at the Brooks Institute.

Timothy S. Midura, C.P.A., J.D., LL.M.
Trustee, Cofounder, President, Executive Director, and General Counsel
The Brooks Institute
Directing Trustee
Brooks McCormick Jr. Trust for Animal Rights Law and Policy

Timothy Midura is an attorney and registered certified public accountant who brings more than 25 years of legal expertise to his role at the Brooks Institute. He has served on a number of boards of non-profit and professional organizations. He has long-standing legal expertise in complex fiduciary planning and administration; and charitable gift facilitation and related not-profit organizations.

Mr. Midura has extensively researched, written, and presented in his legal areas of expertise. He pursues continuing education with a passion and is in a continuous ‘listening tour’ of the animal protection movement. Therefore, Mr. Midura maintains a vantage point and appreciation for cultivating premier educational and research resources.