Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The last 9 months have challenged each of us and our community in extraordinary ways. As we try to respond to the impact of COVID-19, we hope you are taking extra care to stay safe and healthy. It has been a stressful and emotional experience as our daily routines have changed drastically.

OLLI’s ability to pivot to online learning while continuing to offer ways for you to explore new ideas and engage your mind during these trying times is credited to the longtime support of our wonderful donors, members and volunteers — we couldn’t be more thankful for this.

As OLLI responds and rebuilds within the constraints of COVID-19, we are incurring new technology and facility expenses. While there is a growing body of members engaging in OLLI via Zoom, it is small compared to typical participation at this time of year. We are looking at a loss of nearly a third of our annual membership income — a daunting prospect. Membership dues combined with charitable gifts have allowed us to operate within budget every year. This year, we must rely more heavily on donor support to be able to meet upcoming demands so that OLLI can continue to enrich lives through learning and community. Please join together to ensure OLLI’s future by making a year-end tax-deductible gift. Your gift, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Despite our physical separation, there is a renewed feeling of community at OLLI as we’ve come together to teach each other new technology skills and provide exceptional, innovative programs. Our most significant success this year is keeping our members connected to what we know and love, and we couldn’t do that without you.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to OLLI. With your support, we will get through this together.

To learn more about supporting OLLI, contact Kristen Kennedy at kristenk@unr.edu or (775) 784-8046.

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