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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is primarily funded through membership and program fees. Endowment support from The Bernard Osher Foundation provides funding for special initiatives such as member engagement activities and program enhancements. Sponsors support our special events. Donations make up the remaining sources of revenue. Significant expenses include classroom rental, administrative support, staffing, and printing costs. We rely on donations to meet a portion of these annual costs. Your support allows us to keep our fees low and OLLI accessible to the greatest number of area adults. OLLI at NC State receives no state-appropriated support, and more than 80% of our annual budget is based on the membership and program fees that members pay.

The OLLI Annual Fund supports current needs, including partial support for classroom rentals and financial aid for members with limited discretionary income.
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The Chuck Korte/Sondra Kirsch Encore Endowment was established in 1997 to bolster the program’s financial stability and provide a cushion against rising costs. The endowment is named for the co-founders of OLLI (originally named the Encore Program). The endowment is intended to support the long-term needs of the program.
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If you prefer to mail your tax-deductible contribution, please fill out this form and mail to:

NC State Foundation Inc. – OLLI Annual Giving
Office of Alumni & Donor Records
NC State Campus Box 7474
Raleigh, NC 27695-7474

Donors are recognized at these levels of giving:

Benefactor: $2,500 and above
Partner: $1,000-$2,499
Sponsor: $500-$999
Patron: $250-$499
Donor: $100-$249
Friend: up to $99
Learn more about gifts that can benefit you and OLLI

Broker information:

Click Here for instructions for making gifts of securities directed to OLLI Annual Giving.

Click Here for instructions for making gifts of securities directed to the Korte/Kirsch Endowment Fund.

If you would like to review other giving options — such as a gift of appreciated stock, an IRA rollover, or a bequest – basic information about how to proceed and how to make sure the gift benefits OLLI can be found Here. You can also call NC State’s Gift Planning office at 919.515.5106. Tell the Gift Planning staff that you would like your gift to benefit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at NC State.