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Support the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Support the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln welcomes gifts from members as well as private donors who wish to financially support the Institute. Donations are needed because:

  • Membership and registration fees cover only 51% of our budgeted expenses. The balance comes from the endowment fund interest, grants, gifts, and interest from other funds.
  • OLLI strives to expand and improve its existing programs without increasing membership and course fees.
  • As OLLI continues to grow, we face additional expenses such as non-campus rentals, expanded programming and additional staffing.
  • Additional funding will give OLLI the flexibility to be more innovative in our planning for the future.
  • Donations give OLLI the financial freedom to be more responsive to membership, instructors and community needs.

The Bernard Osher Foundation has provided monetary grants and a substantial endowment to create a strong foundation upon which OLLI at UNL can continue to build. At the same time, the Osher Foundation urges every Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to raise additional funds for long-term sustainability by launching its own resource development campaigns in order to remain affordable and sustainable for future generations.

Why contribute?

OLLI needs your support to advance the organization and successfully meet the growing demands today and tomorrow.

Memorial Gifts:

You can honor or remember a friend, colleague, or loved one when you make a gift to OLLI at UNL. The correct way to designate a memorial gift to support OLLI is: to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Development Fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation.

Create an OLLI Legacy:

A gift made through your will or trust is an easy way to leave a lasting legacy for OLLI.  The correct way to designate your bequest in support of OLLI is: to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Development Fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation.  For more information, gift.planning@nufoundation.org


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Amanda Byleen

Amanda Byleen

College of Education and Human Sciences
402-458-1192 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
amanda.byleen@nufoundation.org
Amanda joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Education and Human Sciences and has a degree in speech language pathology and audiology. Her involvement in numerous organizations and activities led to a deeply enriched experience at UNL. Amanda enjoys the opportunity to develop relationships and serve amazing friends and alumni of the university.
Todd Mattox

Todd Mattox

College of Education and Human Sciences
402-458-1238 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
todd.mattox@nufoundation.org
Todd joined the foundation in 2014. He has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. A native Nebraskan, he is passionate about the university and the impact it has on the lives of its students, alumni and people throughout the state.
Ronna Sears-Fritz

Ronna Sears-Fritz

Director I Development, CEHS, UNL
402-458-1146 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
ronna.sears-fritz@nufoundation.org
A Nebraska native, Ronna earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from UNL’s College of Education and Human Sciences and a master’s degree in public administration from UNO. Ronna joined the foundation in 2018 with several years of fundraising and programming experience and loves working to advance the college where she got her start.
Kim Waller

Kim Waller

Gift Planning Stewardship, Marketing and the Burnett Society
402-458-1144 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
kim.waller@nufoundation.org
Kim has been with the foundation since 2006 and directs the Gift Planning department's stewardship and marketing programs. Kim also leads the foundation's efforts to say "thank you" to planned gift donors as the primary contact for the Burnett Society. Kim is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 

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