Office of Advancement
Gift Records

Swords Hall 10
(309) 677-3156
giving@bradley.edu

Michelle Riggio, Associate Director
Continuing Education and Professional Development

(309) 677-3900
mriggio@bradley.edu

OLLI Shuttle

Giving to OLLI

Nearly six years ago, we were asked by The Bernard Osher Foundation to create and sustain a robust fundraising plan to promote our program’s sustainability.

Since then, OLLI members have donated a whopping $365,000, and our donor levels have reached an all-time high of 40% of our membership!

With these donations, we have purchased and maintained two shuttles, provided annual awards to Bradley students, funded stand-alone and co-sponsored lecture and cinema programming, purchased audio-visual items that benefit both our members and our university home, provided a savings account for future programming and shuttle replacements, and provided $100,000 to fund audio-visual upgrades to the Michel Student Center ballrooms.

Thank you so very much for this incredible support – it is a testament to your dedication to OLLI and our culture of giving.

We continue to ask you to think of OLLI in your charitable giving. Our 2017-18 campaign began with the Trivia Night Fundraiser in August 2017 and continues through May 2018.

This year’s goal is two-fold:

  1. Increase our donor percentage to 50%
    The long-term sustainability of our program calls for contributions from our members who realize that the benefits from their involvement far exceed registration fees and interest earned from our endowment. Whether you give a little or a lot, your donation is important!
  2. Raise $50,000
    A very generous OLLI member has very generously pledged to help reach our monetary goal by matching all donations up to $25,000! This donor has challenged our membership to give back to our learning community so YOU can benefit from it NOW and help SUSTAIN it for FUTURE members.

We’ve made the giving process easy for you:

  1. Online: Bradley.edu/olli/giving
  2. Phone: (800) 327-7886
  3. In Person: Continuing Education, corner of Main/University in Peoria
  4. Mail: Continuing Education, 1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria, IL 61625

Your gift matters! Thank you!

Ways to Donate

Online

Make a gift online using a credit card.  All data collected is safe and secure.

Mail

If you would rather mail your gift, please print out the form, and mail it with your gift to:

OLLI at BU
Continuing Education
Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625

Phone

Call Bradley's Office of Advancement at (800) 327-7886, and make your donation with a credit card.

Walk In

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