Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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Give to OLLI

Friends of OLLI Buttons for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Endowed by the Osher Foundation

The Friends of OLLI is a special group whose financial support keeps OLLI vibrant. OLLI at UMass Boston is a financially self-supporting program and does not receive state funding.

Membership fees and interest from the Osher Foundation endowment finance a large part of the program, but they do not fully fund our costs.

A gift of any size is a gift of knowledge and makes a big difference in the lives of the program and our members.

Join the Friends of OLLI today by giving online, or send a check to:
University Advancement, UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393

Your gift supports the Harry Gloss Scholarship Fund

Named in memory of the Harry Gloss, an OLLI founding member, course facilitator, and director, the scholarship allows those who value lifelong learning to participate in OLLI regardless of their financial situation.

New Donations Made in Memory of OLLI Member Claire Brown

Claire Brown, a member of OLLI UMass Boston's Great Books/Great Conversations class for ten years, passed away on March 1, 2013. Some of her classmates, and the class's facilitator, have contributed to the OLLI fund in her name. We thank those contributors for this lovely gift in Claire's memory.

OLLI Memberships

Stumped by what to buy the people over 50 in your life who have everything? Your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors, or colleagues? Then do something original and creative—give the gift of OLLI!

For only $175 (full membership) or $50 (associate membership), your gift will open the door to exciting learning adventures, special events, and members-only programs. OLLI at UMass Boston will send a gift card to the recipient notifying him or her of your gift.

OLLI Program Fund

Your support maintains the program’s affordability and allows us to offer members outstanding courses and moderators, new materials and technologies to reach learners on-line, special events and travel, and resources to seed new ideas for OLLI’s growth.

Planning Your Estate?

OLLI at UMass Boston also invites members to consider including the program as part of their estate planning. Consider leaving a gift in your will, giving through a charitable trust, a gift annuity, life insurance, pension plan, IRA or through real estate. There is a wide range of giving vehicles which can provide you income for a lifetime along with valuable tax savings.

The university offers a full range of charitable gift planning services. To learn how to make a bequest or other planned gift, contact Carolyn Flynn, Director of Gift Planning at the UMass Foundation at 877-775-1992 (toll-free).

Learn more about Planned Giving

Thank you to our newest Friends of OLLI!

Patricia Flynn
Barry Hass
Diane McCormack
Hugh Stringer
Deborah M. Stuart


Sample Lectures

Check out some sample lectures given in the OLLI program at UMass Boston. Read More 

Course Catalog

Get the latest in OLLI offerings for life enrichment opportunities for older adults. (PDF) Read More 

Special Interest Groups

Some SIGs would welcome new members while others are not accepting new members at this time.

Giving to UMass Boston

Enrich the intellectual and social lives of older adults through at gift to Friends of OLLI.


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