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Southern Oregon University

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University (OLLI at SOU) welcomes gifts from OLLI members as well as private donors. We appreciate the generosity of OLLI members and friends as we provide lifelong learning opportunities for older Rogue Valley residents and visitors.

The OLLI Annual Fund

OLLI’s Annual Fund is an opportunity for members to contribute more than their membership fee to enhance the OLLI program (membership fees cover approximately one-half of OLLI’s operating expenses). The Annual Fund supplements enhancements, such as subsidizing member scholarships, updating audio-visual equipment, and other worthwhile ways to enrich the program and keep the budget in balance.

The OLLI Annual Fund is a way all members can easily contribute using the fall membership application process. There is also an Annual Fund mailing solicitation in late winter, and members may contribute anytime by bringing a check to the office, writing “Annual Fund” in the memo line. In a spring issue of the LINK, contributors are recognized by name, without reference to the amount of their gift. The total number of donors who participate indicates the percentage of OLLI members who support our commitment to quality classes while keeping membership fees at a lower cost than most OLLI programs across the nation. No gift is too small, so all members are invited to gift the Annual Fund in their own way.

For more information, please visit the Annual Fund page.

The OLLI Legacy Fund

OLLI Enriches Your Life, Your Legacy Enriches OLLI.

The OLLI Legacy Fund is an endowment administered by the Southern Oregon University Foundation for the benefit solely of OLLI. Gifts may be made as a current gift of cash, or other assets acceptable to SOUF or as a planned gift provided for as a part of your estate plan. 

For more information, please visit the Legacy Fund page.

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“We make a living by what we get;
we make a life by what we give.”
–Winston Churchill