Office of Advancement
Gift Records

Swords Hall 10
(309) 677-3156
giving@bradley.edu

Michelle Riggio, Associate Director
Continuing Education and Professional Development

(309) 677-3900
mriggio@bradley.edu

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Giving to OLLI

With the help of 411 OLLI members, we have, for the sixth consecutive year, exceeded our annual giving campaign goal!

Thank you so much for your generosity and support of our lifelong learning community.

Here are some highlights of our giving year:

  • A generous, anonymous OLLI member matched $25,000 of your gifts!
  • Our annual trivia night fundraiser raised over $9,000 from 156 participants.
  • The 411 total donors represents our second-highest donor rate of 37% of membership.
  • This $78,618 will be used to develop exciting new programming in 2019 as recommended by your Executive Committee, provide ongoing maintenance for our shuttle buses, sponsor cinema and lecture programming, award student volunteer scholarships, and invest 5% for future needs.

We have even more good news – using the $100,000 raised in the previous two fundraising years, “the wall” in the Michel Student Center has been built!

The soundproof, retractable wall, plus the purchase of new audio-visual equipment (projectors, screens, audio systems, and digital control panels) will make your OLLI experiences even more enjoyable beginning this fall. Thank you all so much for the donations that made this ballroom overhaul possible.

Our seventh year of annual giving officially begins with the OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday, August 24 at the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. If you have not yet registered for this fun event, please do so by calling Gwen at (309) 677-3900. You can also help us make the night a success by bringing some new friends to join your team, saving a seat for yourself, or spreading the word about our programming and fundraising efforts.

OLLI at Bradley is so grateful to have such a supportive, giving learning community. In fact, OLLI is one of the few charitable organizations in which your donation benefits YOU now and sustains OLLI for future members.

Every dollar makes a difference.  Donate to OLLI and help us grow our program for 2020 and beyond.

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