Office of Advancement
Gift Records

Swords Hall 10
(309) 677-3156

Michelle Riggio, Associate Director
Continuing Education and Professional Development

(309) 677-3900



Giving to OLLI

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Thank you, 412 OLLI members, for your generosity and support of the lifelong learning program we love so much. 

The Bernard Osher Foundation that has given us an amazing $2 million endowment wants to ensure that each OLLI across the country is self-sufficient, and you have shown them how true that is here at Bradley University!

We raise funds because we are investing in the program that brings us intellectual stimulation, appreciation for our area businesses and organizations, laughter, and wonderful social life all year long.  What's not to love – and support?

The funds we raise are used for services we otherwise could not afford through membership and program fees.  So let's take a look at what your gifts have done just this past year and go ahead, be proud! 

  • Our Annual Trivia Night netted almost $7,000. 

  • Our 412 donors represents our second highest gift rate of 35% of our membership.

  • About $55,000 of the gifts was dedicated to the overhaul of the audio system in Marty Theater, greatly improving OLLI members' experience. 

  • The remainder of your gifts will provide ongoing maintenance and eventual replacement of our two shuttle buses, partial funding for our exciting new OLLI Originals, sponsorships of on-campus lectures and films at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, and so many other essential expenses incurred in making sure OLLI is here for us.
  • And a special, heartfelt thank you to our generous but anonymous OLLI member who donated $25,000! 

For next year, you ask?  We begin our giving year with the upcoming OLLI Trivia Night on Friday, August 23 at the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center on campus. You can register here.  Then we are off and rolling toward next year's goal of $55,000.  

Please say yes to OLLI by clicking the Donate Today button above to make a convenient online donation today. 

A gift of ANY size supports the program that brings you such a great experience!  Donate to OLLI and watch your OLLI grow in 2020 and beyond.

Thank you so much for your support of OLLI.