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Donate to OLLI at FSU

Members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FSU have long supported both OLLI activities and the university through their generous contributions. Over the past eight years alone, OLLI members have contributed $500,000 toward maintaining and building the program’s excellence.

OLLI sustainability is also supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, which has provided two-million-dollar endowments.

By investing in the future of OLLI, supporters can help expand course offerings, lecture series and other activities, maintain affordable membership fees and tuition rates, increase the salaries of esteemed instructors, and support scholarships for deserving students. Donors can designate their support for specific projects or items, based on the amount of their contribution.

Donor Recognition

To recognize the generosity of OLLI donors and to encourage additional OLLI members to contribute, a new donor recognition program has been established.

Among the types of recognition for legacy gifts, pledges and annual gifts are:

  • Early registration for classes, depending on the amount of the gift. Members who donate $1,000 on an annual basis qualify for early registration. Members who donate $10,000 on a cumulative basis qualify for early registration for as long as they are members.
  • Invitations to annual donor events offered by OLLI, the FSU College of Social Sciences, as well as university-level celebrations, depending on the amount of gift.
  • Inclusion on honor rolls -- FSU, College of Social Sciences and OLLI-- depending on the amount of gift
  • Recognition from dean of the College of Social Sciences and/or the director of OLLI, depending on the amount of gift.
  • OLLI pin and garnet and gold stickers for name badges, depending on the amount of the gift.

Click here to learn about the specific benefits associated with contribution levels.

Contributions to OLLI can be made in a variety of ways, including outright gifts on an annual or ongoing basis; including OLLI at FSU in an estate plan; a charitable gift annuity, which provides income; naming OLLI at FSU as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy; or a tax-wise gift from a retirement plan or IRA, among many options.

Details about giving to OLLI are available by contacting FSU Foundation’s Department of Gift Services at 850-644-9193, or FSU Foundation’s Department of Gift and Estate Planning at 850-644-0753,

Support OLLI at FSU

Click here to print OLLI at FSU Gift Commitment Form
Click here to donate to OLLI through the FSU Foundation

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

–Winston Churchill


Recognition Calendar Year up to $999 Annual $1,000 to $9,999 Cumulative $10,000 to $100,000+
Registration for classes/activities:   early registration early registration
Annual Donor Event:      
FSU     X
College of Social Sciences   X X
Honor Roll:      
FSU     X
College of Social Sciences   X X
Donor Wall   X X
On-line Donor Roll X X X
Thank you letter:      
FSU     X
College of Social Sciences X X X
FSU     X
College of Social Sciences   X X
OLLI     X
OLLI Sticker on Name Tag:      
Gold - OLLI Donor   X* X
Garnet - OLLI Donor X    


*Cumulative donations of $1,000+