Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses


Our Mission:  To provide intellectual stimulation, social interaction, service opportunities, and outreach to the university and to the greater community for adults 50 years and older.

Our Vision:    OLLI@UM, as part of the University of Miami’s Division of Continuing & International Education, is a unique community of members aged 50 and over dedicated to intellectual enrichment and the many other benefits that lifelong learning brings. Annual membership fees are low, and courses are on a “pay as you go” system, making the learning opportunities accessible to a wide range of people.

Membership fees at OLLI cover our administrative and a portion of our operating costs. The University of Miami generously supports OLLI with facilities and services; however, as OLLI continues to grow and improve, we need further support from our community of members and friends.

Membership Growth:

2014/2015 membership year: 1,030+ members

2015/2016 membership year: 1,160+ members

2016/2017 membership year: 1,230+ members

2017/2018 membership year: 1,250+ members

2018/2019 membership year: our goal is 1,300+ members

As our membership grows and curricular offerings continue to higher levels of excellence, our physical facility is stretched to its limits. Your donation to the University of Miami’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will help keep tuition and fees low, help attract high-quality instructors and lecturers, and help fund enhancements to the learning experience here at OLLI @ UM. Some projects to be undertaken include technology upgrades, improvements to and expansion of the classrooms and scholarships for those who would otherwise be unable to attend OLLI classes.  Specifically, your gift may be used for:

Your gift will help fund such classroom and building improvements as the purchase of comfortable classroom chairs and new classroom tables.

Technology Updates To improve the learner experience,  OLLI needs new audio visual equipment and Smart TV monitors, a new digital audio system, and new computers for classrooms.

OLLI Scholarship Fund: A gift of any amount to OLLI will make a difference in the experiences, environment and curriculum OLLI can offer.

Take the opportunity to make a donation today. Your support will help ensure that these program enhancements will be funded, making OLLI@UM the absolute best it can be. GIVE to OLLI


OLLI@UM is a vibrant, exciting community where members learn, grow and thrive.  To continue to offer these intellectual enrichment, service, social and cultural opportunities well into the future, OLLI@UM needs your support.  Planned gifts, also called legacy or estate gifts, are a crucial source of future funding that enables OLLI@UM to plan and carry out the best possible programs to meet the needs and desires of its members for years to come. In addition to allowing you to leave your legacy at OLLI@UM, the best planned gifts combine your charitable and financial goals to take advantage of tax and estate planning techniques and incentives that can result in benefits to you, your estate and/or heirs.

There are many planned gift options available:

·        Bequest in a will or trust

·        Charitable Remainder Trust

·        Charitable Gift annuity

·        Charitable Lead Trust

·        Charitable IRA Rollover

·        Life insurance bequest

·        Retirement asset bequest

·        Retained life estate

The University of Miami’s Office of Estate and Gift Planning, along with the Director of OLLI, can help you determine the best vehicle(s) to meet your circumstances and create a plan that will make an impact at OLLI for generations.  Any gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.  If you are interested in receiving further information, please contact the director.  All discussions are confidential.    

Invest NOW in the future of OLLI@UM!

Donor Privacy Policy

The University of Miami is committed to respecting the privacy of donors. The information you provide when you make a gift will be used by the University of Miami for the purpose of correctly allocating, crediting, and acknowledging your gift. We will not trade, share, sell or disclose your personal information to any third party, unless we are legally required to do so.

OLLI@UM is eligible to receive tax-deductible gifts and donations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.