OLLI Annual Fund Drive

61% of 300 Donor goal
This campaign ended on June 30, 2021, but you can still make a gift to University of Southern Maine by clicking here!
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Will 300 friends and supporters show their support for OLLI by donating a gift of any amount to our first annual appeal campaign?

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Southern Maine (USM) is a refuge for learning, social connection, and fun!  There are no entrance requirements, grades, or tests; it’s just one’s experience and love of learning that count. No college background is needed.

In the last year, our world has changed, but there has been a silver lining; our rich variety of Zoom courses, workshops, and lectures has been expanded to include pop-up discussions, book clubs, game nights, cocktail and music hours, and discussion forums that are unprecedented in our history. Even in the midst of a global pandemic when we can’t be together in person, our current members' level of engagement is soaring!  In fact, many of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have even embraced online meetings.

OLLI is planning a vibrant future that will incorporate both face-to-face and remote learning platforms to create a hybrid model that will ensure that you can remain connected despite the weather or your location (or a global pandemic). If you value OLLI’s high-quality lifelong learning experiences, please join us by investing in our programs and future needs.  Your gift to OLLI will help support:

  • member scholarships
  • new technology that will allow us to create hybrid experiences and tackle senior isolation
  • instructional tools such as the “Globe on Screen” subscription that brings this fabulous London theater into our classrooms and homes.

A gift of any amount to our very first annual appeal would be gratefully received and much appreciated!

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