Your support matters!
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington (OLLI-UW) is a financially self-sustaining program that receives no state funding. Fees paid by our members and interest from our endowment finance a portion – but not all – of OLLI-UW's programming costs.

Your contributions are vital to a growing, thriving Institute! When you make a contribution to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington, you join a special group of people whose financial support keeps our programming vibrant. Gifts to OLLI-UW help us maintain low membership and class fees and enable us to offer our members outstanding learning opportunities, including exceptional courses taught by dynamic instructors and special educational tours, events and programs.

Any gift can be given in honor or memory of a loved one. Don't forget that your gift may be matched by your employer. Find out if your company has a matching program.

A gift of any size is the gift of knowledge, one that makes a difference in the life of our program and the lives of our members. Thank you for your support!

Multiple ways to give
There are several simple ways to support the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington:
  • Make a gift online.
  • Make a gift by phone at 1-877-UW-GIFTS (877-894-4387).
  • Mail a check (payable to University of Washington Foundation, with OLLI-UW written in the memo line) to:
    UW Office of Annual Giving
    Box 359504
    Seattle, WA 98195-9504
  • Make a gift of securities.
  • Make a planned gift.
    We invite members to consider including OLLI-UW in their estate plans. Consider leaving a gift in your will or giving through a charitable trust, gift annuity, life insurance policy, pension plan, IRA or donation of real estate. A range of giving mechanisms can provide you income for a lifetime along with valuable tax savings. The University of Washington offers a full range of charitable gift-planning services. To find out about the options, contact our experts in the Office for Planned Giving at or by calling (206) 685-1001 or toll-free at 1 (800) 284-3679).
  • Consider an endowment gift.
    Endowments are permanent funds, and an endowed gift to OLLI-UW will support its mission and programming in perpetuity. Endowed gifts are invested in the UW's Consolidated Endowment Fund, which combines assets for investment purposes. This means your gift has the potential to grow substantially over time. To find out about more about providing endowed support, contact the Office of Endowment Stewardship at or by calling (206) 685-1980 or toll-free at (877) 894-4387.
If you would like to speak directly to the director of OLLI-UW regarding your support, please call (206) 685-6549 or email

Trilogy Endowment Opportunity
Donations are invited to the Helen Oppenheim Lunch & Learn Endowment. If we reach $25,000, the interest from this endowment will pay for Lunch & Learn speaker honorariums at Trilogy at Redmond Ridge.