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 Members Maxwell Cutler and Eileen Suddath 

Maxwell Cutler and Eileen Suddath, are longtime members of OLLI program at UMass Boston and had passed away in 2017. Some of their classmates, family, and friends have contributed to the Friends of OLLI fund in their name. We thank those contributors for this lovely gift in Maxwell and Eileen's memory.

OLLI Memberships

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

For only $225 (full membership) or $100 (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 online, 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!

Sharon Carey
Frank Daley
Lin Hubeny 
David King 

Sample Lectures

Check out some sample lectures given in the OLLI program at UMass Boston.
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Course Catalog

Get the latest in OLLI offerings for life enrichment opportunities for older adults. (PDF)
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Special Interest Groups

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