Give to OLLI at Illinois!

“I support OLLI because OLLI supports me.”


Thank you to our generous donors—and to all who have had gifts given in their honor or in their memory!

OLLI's Generous Donors and Honorees.

Thank you for showing your love for OLLI during our recent fundraising campaign!!!

We raised $23,675 from 114 donors in 15 days!!


OLLI at Illinois has charted a dynamic course of growth since we offered the very first programs in the fall of 2007. As an Osher institute with a $2 million endowment, we are very fortunate - and that investment by the Bernard Osher Foundation signals our robust size, program offerings, growth, and sustainability. Our endowment is managed by the University of Illinois Foundation, and the interest we receive makes up nearly a quarter of our total budget. The Osher Endowment also recognizes one of the core obligations that we have as an OLLI: involving our members in central roles as volunteers and donors.
Members invest in the success of OLLI at Illinois in many ways:
they serve on our Board and committees, facilitate peer-led study groups, assist in the office and at our events, serve as class hosts. Members also invest in OLLI very directly by making individual donations. And those donations make up a crucial part of our budget, funding the day-to-day obligation of our operating expenses as well as special projects that we couldn’t accomplish without your yearly support.

Our community has been so generous already, but there is even more that we can do together. Each and every gift we receive allows us to dream bigger – so we will continue to ask, and continue to dream. Whether you give a little or a lot, what matters is that your gift reflects the benefits that you get out of your own OLLI experience. And you can be secure in the knowledge that your gift will be invested in the things that mean the most to you.

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. You may also donate by check payable to ‘University of Illinois Foundation’ with a note indicating it is to be directed to the OLLI Fund (11342234). The check may be mailed to University of Illinois Foundation, P.O. Box 734500, Chicago, IL 60673-4500 or delivered (by hand or mail) to our OLLI office.


Donate to OLLI Today - Thank You!


To make a gift to OLLI on the Foundation’s secure site, visit

In "Annual Funds" drop-down box, select "Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)". Enter the amount of your gift, and click on “Add”. Click on "Continue" on the right side – this will take you to a new page where you will be asked to enter your personal information. Enter your information and then click on "Continue" at the bottom of the page – this will take you to a new page where you will be asked to enter your payment information. When you have completed the form, click on “Complete payment” at the bottom of the page.

Thank you for making such a difference!