Why donate to OLLI?

While member fees cover a portion of the expenses incurred by OLLI, it is the generosity of members and donors that allow our program to thrive. Financial gifts to OLLI will be used to ensure that OLLI at CI is responsive to unique member needs and sustainable well into the future.

Help make OLLI at CSUCI an OLLI for everyone by giving the gift of lifelong learning!

Donate to OLLI

How do I give?

  • Online. Click to donate online.
  • Phone. Call 1-805-437-3683 to arrange a secure payment over the phone.
  • Mail. Send a check (addressed to "CSUCI Foundation" with "OLLI" noted in memo line) to CSU Channel Islands Foundation, One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012.
  • Planned Giving. To learn more about planned giving or to set up a legacy gift through your will or trust, call CI Advancement at 1-805-437-3615.

What are OLLI's fundraising priorities for the 2016-17 year?

  • Creating a long-term scholarship fund to help cover the cost of OLLI classes for potential members who would otherwise be unable to afford the program.
  • Improving accessibility for OLLI members (e.g., funding for updated audio equipment, rental fees for convenient off-site classrooms, and the continued use of the on-campus shuttle)

OLLI Scholarship Recipient Testimonials

"The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute gives me the opportunity to take classes that I have always been interested in, but never had a chance to take before - either they were never offered when I was earning my college degree or, now, because of financial restraints, they are out of reach for me." -Anonymous
 "I realize now how much there is to learn in this world and also how little I actually know! An OLLI scholarship would enable me to attend many classes that I would otherwise be unable to afford." -Anonymous

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • How is the CSU Channel Islands Foundation related to OLLI? The CSUCI Foundation is the entity overseeing the University's gifts and endowments, including OLLI-specific donations. The CSUCI Foundation Tax ID number is 77-0433230.
  • How can I ensure that my gift is directed to OLLI? Please reference OLLI in the memo of any check and/or use the OLLI-specific link to donate to the program. After you give to OLLI, you will receive an acknowledgment letter from CSUCI referencing OLLI. 
  • Can I stipulate how I would like my donation to be used? Yes. You can restrict your giving to fund a specific purpose or you can give an unrestricted gift that will not be earmarked for a specific purpose but rather fund OLLI's highest priorities.
  • Can I remain anonymous? Yes. You may remain anonymous in your giving if you so choose.