Ways to Give to OLLI

Private gifts support every aspect of operations of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas and help keep costs low for our members as we work to create an intellectually stimulating and socially invigorating learning environment. 

Gifts to support OLLI are tax-deductible and help ensure OLLI can continue offering affordable, lifelong learning opportunities for seasoned adults. Every gift, no matter the size, is an investment in the future of OLLI and helps us continue to build innovative and vibrant programs.

Course fees and membership dues cover approximatley 60 percent of OLLI’s annual budget, therefore private support is crucial as we strive to sustain our programs well into the future. It also allows us to prioritize the development of services and programs that will enhance the infrastructure of OLLI and expand to a broader demographic in the growing Northwest Arkansas community. 

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Please consider making a contribution to support OLLI through one of the following ways:

Matching Gifts

Even if you’re retired, you may be able to double or triple your gift (and membership dues) to OLLI through your former company’s Matching Gift Program at no cost to you. Search the online database at the U of A’s Matching Gift Program to see if your employer is listed among the participating companies. Corporate matching gift programs can be utilized to garner increased philanthropic support for a cause you care about.

Planned Gifts

For many of us, there is a compelling need to make a difference — to leave a lasting impact on the world in which we live. A planned gift provides an opportunity for you to integrate a charitable gift to OLLI into your overall financial, tax and estate plan. To determine which planned giving vehicles may be best for you, please visit the U of A’s Planned Giving website. The office’s phone number is 479-575-7271.

Outright Gifts

OLLI give buttonOutright gifts of cash or check are tax-deductible and are used by the purposes specified by the donor. Credit card gifts designated to OLLI can be made online at the U of A’s Online Giving website. Its office number is 479-575-4545. Gifts of checks can be made payable to OLLI – U of A, with OLLI Gift Fund in the memo line and directed to:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
c/o Josh Raney
University of Arkansas
211 E. Dickson St.
Suite 211
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701


For additional information, please contact Josh Raney at 479-575-4545 or jraney@uark.edu