OLLI Fundraiser at Kickapoo Creek Winery
Celebrate OLLI’s 20th birthday by attending our special fundraiser event that will help OLLI continue its tradition of unique, high quality, engaging, and educational programming.
The event will include:
- Narrated “Grape Train” tours of the vineyard
- Music on the pavilion patio by the Bradley University Jazz Combo
- Wine tastings, including a keepsake glass
- Scrumptious appetizers
- A plated dinner and cash bar
- Entertainment with professor-turned-stand-up-comedian, Rex Haven
Date: Friday, August 29
Time: 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Kickapoo Creek Winery, 6605 N. smith Road, Edwards
Cost: $60 per person
Register: Click here to register online today!
We are offering online registration now for those OLLI members who subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Sign up soon, as this event is limited to 150 participants and will be open for registration for all OLLI members when the Fall 2014 brochure is unveiled on July 30.
Last year's donations enabled OLLI to purchase a second shuttle and to continue to bring you the Lectures and Cinema programs for free. This year, your generous donations will be used to improve the audio-visual equipment and technology services for OLLI Classes, Study Groups, Cinema, Learning Trips, and Lectures.
If you're unable to attend our fundraiser, consider giving a separate, tax-deductible gift that will have a direct impact on OLLI's future. For more information about annual or planned giving, visit OLLI's giving website.
View the itinerary for this event.
Fall Registration Opens July 30
Please plan to attend OLLI's Fall 2014 Registration Open House on Wednesday, July 30, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballrooms at Bradley University.
Brochures will be passed out at 9:00 a.m., and members of the Continuing Education staff will be on hand to process your registrations. We'll have plenty of snacks, too!
If you prefer to register online, the registration site will be "live" at 2:00 p.m. that same day. If you prefer to wait until you receive your catalog in the mail, please note that the 7,000+ brochures are delivered via bulk mail on July 30.
Thank you for your continued interest in our OLLI programs!
The OLLI Shuttle is Here!
After a successful first fundraising initiative in 2013, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI) purchased a 14-passenger shuttle bus to transport members on Learning Trips and across campus on class days.
Three of the University’s Student Admissions Representatives (STARs) – Allen Ghareeb ’14, Holly Alguire ’15, and Joe Waytula ’15 – serve as shuttle drivers on class days.
The shuttle has a wide aisle and step-up entrance for improved accessibility and comfort for OLLI members. OLLI can now accommodate four more members on each local trip and eliminate the use of one of the university’s 10-passenger vans.
OLLI’s 2014 annual giving campaign goal is to raise $35,000, which will allow for the purchase of a second shuttle bus so that everyone who takes a local Learning Trip can enjoy a comfortable ride.
In addition, OLLI plans to use fundraising dollars to provide ongoing maintenance for the shuttle, begin building a reserve for future replacements, continue supporting free Sunday Cinema and OLLI lectures, and invest 5% of total gifts into the OLLI endowment fund.
For more information about donating to OLLI, please visit bradley.edu/olli/giving.
If you've ever wanted to own a polo, shirt, or other clothing item with the OLLI logo, here's your chance!
We've opened up an online store with Lands' End, where you can quickly and easily custom-order a variety of apparel, bags, and other items with a pre-approved OLLI logo.
To visit the store, please click here. The OLLI logo will appear as a choice in a drop-down menu when you select your item(s). If you have questions, or want to change the color of the logo, please call Lands' End at 800-587-1541.