Giving to OLLI
With the help of more than 400 OLLI members (nearly 36% of our total membership), we have, for the fourth consecutive year, exceeded our annual giving campaign goal! Thank you!
The 2015-2016 goal was to raise $50,000 to help renovate the Michel Student Center with soundproof walls and a new audio system, to provide ongoing maintenance for our new shuttle buses, to sponsor cinema and lecture programming, to award student volunteer scholarships, and to invest 5% of total gifts for future needs.
Thanks to the generosity of our members, we raised $66,158 – an incredible achievement in and of itself – while increasing our overall donor levels by 40% from 2014-2015.
The support we receive is a testament to your dedication to our lifelong learning community, and the annual giving campaigns have further developed our culture of giving that is modeled by The Bernard Osher Foundation. As noted by the Foundation, the long-term sustainability of an OLLI calls for contributions from members who see that benefits from their involvement far exceed program fees and interest from our investments.
Our 2016-2017 campaign will focus on completing the funding needed to make audio system improvements in the Michel Student Center ballrooms. We hope to raise $50,000 between now and May 31, 2017 to make those improvements.
Our fifth year of annual giving officially begins with the OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday, August 26 at the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. Simple online registration is available, or you can call (309) 677-3900 to reserve your seat(s)! By taking part in this fundraiser, you not only help raise money for our lifelong learning program, you get to make new friends and spread the word about OLLI.
Help us build a better OLLI for today and tomorrow. OLLI is one of the few charitable organizations in which your donation benefits YOU now and sustains OLLI for future members.
Your gift matters!
Ways to Donate
Make a gift online using a credit card. All data collected is safe and secure.
If you would rather mail your gift, please print out the form, and mail it with your gift to:
OLLI at BU
1501 W. Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625
Call the OLLI office at (309) 677-3900 and make your donation with a credit card.
Drop off your donation at the Continuing Education building, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are located at the corner of Main and University, on Bradley’s campus.
Matching Gifts and Maintenance
Learn more about matching gifts and maintenance.
Check to see if your employer is part of the matching gift program.
Please contact your human resource department for the necessary matching gift forms.
Effective July 1, 2012, Caterpillar began processing all matching gifts electronically. Caterpillar employees and retirees can submit matching gift requests online via the Foundation website: www.caterpillar.com/foundation