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About OLLI

Sponsored by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a member-driven organization that brings diverse educational and social opportunities to active older adult learners dedicated to the growth and leadership of an organization driven by and for its members.

Offering short-term educational experiences, leadership and volunteer opportunities for adults 50 and older, OLLI seeks to foster intellectual stimulation, new interests and personal development through academic pursuits, and to provide a community in which to gather.

OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno is one of 119 Osher institutes established since 2001 at such colleges and universities as University of California Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, Brandeis, Duke, Northwestern, Rutgers, Tufts and Arizona State University.

Executive Director

Carol Parkhurst

Our OLLI Board of Directors

Ralph Jaeck

Vice President
Lynne Gray

Susan McMurray 

Jaydene Holzgrefe

Past President
Warren Ronsheimer

Alice Yucht

Judy Cole
Pat LeVezu

Diane Ronsheimer

Karen Penner Johnson
LaMerne Kozlowski 

Long Range Planning
Lynne Gray

Phyllis Clark

Redfield Cordinator
Julia Berg

Ben Milander

Connie Douglas

Osher Foundation

Based in San Francisco, the Bernard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. The Foundation provides post-secondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nation, benefits programs in integrative medicine and supports a national lifelong learning network for seasoned adults. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, operating on the campuses of 118 institutions of higher education, also have a National Resource Center.

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OLLI Giving

You can help OLLI make a difference.

The Bernard Osher Foundation has set a goal for endowed Osher Institutes on campuses throughout the country to continue to develop their programs in a manner that promotes long-term fiscal health and sustainability. In pursuit of this goal, our OLLI is expected to create an effective fundraising plan to ensure sustainability.

As in all our endeavors, we need the support of our members to succeed. Your dedication and the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation have helped make our OLLI what it is today. If you can, please consider helping us continue to grow and succeed as a member-directed organization with a gift in support of our long-term sustainability so that we can enrich lives for years to come. Thank you for all you do for OLLI.

For more information about giving to OLLI, please complete and submit the OLLI Giving donation form (PDF), or visit the University Foundation OLLI Donation Page.

• Learn more about the Friends of OLLI annual fundraising campaign here.

• Learn more OLLI Legacy Planned Giving here.

• Learn more about giving to Lifescapes here.

• Learn more about the OLLI Scholarship Fund here.