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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CSUMB


The mission of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, an educational program for those 50 and better, is to offer fresh, stimulating courses that challenge the mind. We serve lifelong learners who are eager to explore traditional and new areas of knowledge -- without the stress of exams and grades.

The Big Idea

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers a variety of opportunities for mature adults to continue their quest for lifelong learning with intellectual, cultural and social experiences that allow them to grow and stimulate their sense of wonder. Their latest program, [email protected], promotes lifelong learning, keeping the mind active and engaged as students delve into subjects they may have been interested in but didn’t have the opportunity to pursue. Until now, the program was available only during the day, limiting participation to those who are retired. In the 2019-20 academic year, they are expanding with offerings on weeknights to accommodate those who are still employed or have other commitments during the day. The goal is to cultivate a new group of members, while also offering more courses during a month-long summer session.

There’s such an incredible mix of intelligences here in Monterey County and they show up in your class from perspectives you can’t even imagine. The whole OLLI experience is unique and adventuresome and we don’t have a lot of that in our lives today—especially at these prices.

- Karen Kadushin

We Did It, Together!

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 $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.