Give to OLLI
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
Make a donation online by clicking here. You will be redirected to the UMass Boston donor site where you can list the amount to donate. In order to designate the donation to OLLI, please select other, and then enter Osher Lifelong Learning Institute into the white box.
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.
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 $195 (full membership) or $65 (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).
Thank you to our newest Friends of OLLI!
Deborah M. Stuart
Check out some sample lectures given in the OLLI program at UMass Boston.
Get the latest in OLLI offerings for life enrichment opportunities for older adults. (PDF)
Special Interest Groups
Some SIGs would welcome new members while others are not accepting new members at this time.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Giving to UMass Boston
Enrich the intellectual and social lives of older adults through at gift to Friends of OLLI.