The Bernard Osher Foundation has tasked each of its OLLI chapters to create and establish fundraising campaigns that help guarantee each chapter's sustainability, as well as support the mission of The Bernard Osher Foundation:
"To improve the quality of life for mature adults."
What is the $500 Club?
The $500 Club is a fundraising initiative organized by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Dakota, in partnership with Bismarck State College. The goal is to raise a total of $75,000 by June 30, 2019.
Funds received will go toward an OLLI Operations fund (separate from the OLLI Endowment Fund, setup by The Bernard Osher Foundation). This OLLI Operations fund will be used for operation support of OLLI at the University of North Dakota and Bismarck State College, as well as any future sites.
Why should I donate to OLLI?
By supporting lifelong learning scholarships, course development, instructors or general operations, you’ll be supporting the OLLI program for years to come.
Can I donate more than $500? Less than $500?
Yes. This campaign ask is for donations of $500 or more, given over a period of 1-3 years. Donations of less than $500 are acceptable and will be critical to the success of this campaign.
I'd like information on wills and trusts.
For information on wills, bequests and trusts, please contact the UND Foundation at 701.777.2611.
How does the $500 Club work?
- Pledge a donation of $500 or more
- Donations can be paid over 1-3 years
- Campaign runs from August 2016 through July 2017
What are the benefits of belonging to the $500 Club?
Members of our $500 Club receive recognition in our Lifelong Learners club, which includes:
- Mention in our twice-a-year catalog and on UND.edu/olli
- Lifelong Learners will also be invited to take part in an annual Donor Appreciation event.
Is it easy to make a gift to OLLI@UND?
Support OLLI – you can make a difference! OLLI@UND, in partnership with Bismarck State College, has been designated by the IRS as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.