OLLI Gifts & Donations


Sustain OLLI at UNL for Future Generations


Secure donations through University of Nebraska Foundation

OLLI at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln welcomes gifts from members as well as private donors who wish to financially support the Institute.
Donations are needed because:

  • Membership and registration fees cover less than 2/3 of our budgeted expenses. The balance comes from the endowment fund and savings from prior years.
  • OLLI strives to expand and improve its existing programs without increasing membership and course fees.
  • As OLLI continues to grow, we face additional expenses such as non-campus rentals, enhanced technology and additional staffing.
  • Additional funding will give OLLI the flexibility to be more innovative in our planning for the future.
  • Donations give OLLI the financial freedom to be more responsive to membership, instructors and community needs.

The Osher Foundation has provided monetary grants and a substantial endowment to create a strong foundation upon which OLLI at UNL can continue to build. 

At the same time, the Osher Foundation urges every Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to raise additional funds for long-term sustainability by launching its own resource development campaigns in order to remain affordable and sustainable for future generations.

Please help support OLLI’s promise to promote lifelong learning for older adults by giving to the annual “Ask to Members.”

If making a Planned Gift or leaving a Legacy to OLLI at UNL is important to you, help is available to you through the OLLI office or the University Foundation.

How to give:

Give online:
If you would like to donate online, click here and you will be taken to the OLLI portal at the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Mail your contribution:
Download the online form by clicking here and mail your contribution to:

University of Nebraska Foundation
1010 Lincoln Mall
Lincoln, NE 68508

Memorial Gifts:

Memorial gifts may be made to the OLLI Development Fund to support OLLI programming. Please send memorial contributions made payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation to:

OLLI Development Fund
University of Nebraska Foundation
1010 Lincoln Mall Ste 300
Lincoln, NE 68508

Obituary Text:

The following text is appropriate to include in obituaries inviting gifts:

Memorial gifts may be made to the University of Nebraska Foundation-OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) Development Fund #1049120, University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall Ste 300, Lincoln, NE 68508.

For more information:

Dee Aguilar, OLLI Coordinator