Since 2005, OLLI at Humboldt has grown into a vibrant lifelong learning community. In order to fully support our institute, we must continue to raise funding or increase resources.
The vision for the future of OLLI at Humboldt is developed with OLLI members who lead through their work on the curriculum committee and the finance and fundraising committee.
OLLI does not receive funding or support from Cal Poly Humboldt. The OLLI at Humboldt operating funds come from interest on the Bernard Osher Foundation endowment; membership dues; class fees; donations; and gifts from OLLI members who value lifelong learning, including the Friends of OLLI.
The Friends of OLLI are community members who have contributed a monetary gift to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal Poly Humboldt. Friends of OLLI donations support the weekly Brown Bag Lunch Presentations and Let’s Connect gatherings, which are offered for FREE to the entire community.This generous financial support also helps keep class fees low and provides scholarships for OLLI members.
The vision for the future of OLLI is developed with OLLI members who lead through their work on the curriculum, and finance and fundraising committees. In the future, we hope to enhance OLLI at Humboldt in some new ways:
OLLI at Humboldt looks forward to creating a Lifelong Learning Lab. Your donation will help develop a dedicated classroom space designed to inspire learning and create connections for a lifetime. This educational space will be designed to be inclusive and accessible, with an audio induction telecoil loop (T-loop) system and other technologies, to allow OLLI classes to be offered simultaneously in-person and online.
OLLI hopes to create additional Lifelong Learning student assistant positions to provide employment to Cal Poly Humboldt students interested in supporting learning in our community. Student jobs are crucial to retention, making college more affordable, and fostering a sense of belonging at Cal Poly Humboldt.
Save time and help support OLLI with your sustaining membership today. OLLI membership is an investment in lifelong learning, and creating the community in which we want to live. One-hundred percent of your membership fee goes directly to funding year-round classes and educational programs.
Sustaining Friends of OLLI are those who contribute a recurring $15 per month or more. The Sustaining Friends have the benefit of having their memberships automatically renewed each year. Sustaining donations are automatically charged monthly to a credit or debit card, and can be increased, decreased, or stopped at any time.
OLLI at Humboldt is an endowed program of the Bernard Osher Foundation.
The Osher Foundation has established 124 similar programs at colleges and universities throughout the U.S.
Please consider supporting OLLI at Humboldt by making an online donation. Or contact the OLLI office for more information on how you can give to the future of OLLI (call 707-826-5885 or email).