About the Osher Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of the The Bernard Osher Foundation, the network of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes across the United States is meeting the needs of older learners who want to learn simply for the joy of learning and personal fulfillment.

There are 119 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) spanning all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each is an independently operated lifelong learning initiative of its host college or university and is supported in part by The Bernard Osher Foundation. The national Network formed progressively over a period of nearly 15 years, beginning in 2001.

As of November 2015, more than 151,000 people nationwide are members of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. Through satellite locations or partner organization locations, the 119 OLLIs offer courses and activities in nearly 300 individual cities and towns throughout the U.S.