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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal State Monterey Bay (OLLI)


The mission of OLLI@CSUMB is to create and facilitate an educational program that delivers the joys and benefits of lifelong learning. OLLI celebrates the insatiable curiosity of older adults and their ongoing quest to learn about, engage with, and contribute to the world around them.

The Big Idea

The pandemic illuminated a new way for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to bring educational programs to its audience of curious older adults. By embracing some of the pandemic’s quickly adopted innovations, OLLI is now offering the You Decide project as its Big Idea. OLLI now livestreams courses, offers curated recordings and more, while still maintaining in-person learning. This opens up exciting new possibilities for people to participate from the safety of home.

It's the best of a living room conversation and an academic course. OLLI brings them together in such a wonderful way.

- Fred Keeley

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.