“I support OLLI because OLLI supports me.”


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OLLI at ILLINOIS has charted a dynamic course of growth since we offered the very first programs in the fall of 2007.

One of our greatest priorities – and proudest accomplishments – is an active fundraising plan that has helped us to build a strong foundation for OLLI’s future. The gifts given by our members and friends fulfill our mission as established by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the University of Illinois, and our own strategic plan.

Each year, we have more members than we did in the previous year – and this year is no different, with OLLI’s total membership crossing the 1,300 mark for the very first time in February 2016. And as OLLI continues to grow, so does its programming: we offer our members more than 250 courses, study groups, lectures, and other engagement activities each year.

Your gift to OLLI helps to ensure a robust future for this program that means so much to all of us. As a supporter of OLLI, you know best the value that OLLI brings to the lives of its members – and the impact of your generosity will be felt immediately and for years to come.

We invite you to make a gift to OLLI now, using the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure online donor site. Your tax-deductible gift to OLLI will enrich the experiences of our members and partners as we look to the future.

To make a gift to OLLI on the Foundation’s secure site, visit and click on the link marked “Make Your Gift.”

Select a campus priority: Other – and, in the box, enter Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Select the amount of your gift, and click on “Next: Review” – this will take you to a new page where you will be asked to enter your personal information. When you are finished completing the form, click on “Process Gift” at the bottom of the page.