One Hundred Members One Pledge at a Time!
The $100K Club was created in November 2010, to sustain OLLI's operations for years to come and to support the future acquisition of specialized classroom space and other enhancements. OLLI's Board set a goal of increasing its endowment fund with the Centre Foundation from $30,000 to $360,000 within ten years.
Our goal is to enroll at least 100 people who value lifelong learning, and whose lives have been enriched by OLLI, as members of the $100K Club by pledging a gift of $1,000 each.
All pledges can be tailored to meet the financial situtation of the donor. For example, supporters may make a one-time $1,000 gift, two $500 payments over a two-year period, or $200 per year toward a five-year pledge.
Through his Foundation, Bernard Osher provided grants and endowments to create a strong foundation on which OLLIs can build. The Osher Foundation urges all of its OLLIs to raise additional funds for long-term sustainability by launching their own fundraising campaigns in order to remain affordable and sustainable for future generations.
$100K Club Member Benefits
100% of all pledge contributions will be invested in the OLLI at Penn State endowment fund at the Centre Foundation. The annual interest from this fund will be used to secure specialized classroom space, fund other enhancements or offset operational costs as determined by the Board.
- Receive an invitation to our annual $100K Club breakfast celebration
- Be recognized in OLLI's print media
- Acquire a distinctive OLLI nametag for use at OLLI events
- Affirm the contribution of lifelong learning to the satisfaction, health and well-being of individuals across the lifespan
- Experience the satisfaction of personally helping secure our OLLI's future while investing in our community
In this way, all $100K Club donations will be gifts that keep on giving for the future!
Pledge Using Paypal
A $1000 pledge may be made to OLLI at Penn State by clicking on one of the Subscribe buttons on the right. Choose the payment plan which will suit your needs. You will be able to securely set up your tax-deductible donation payment schedule via PayPal. You will be required to set up a PayPal account which will bill your credit card directly according to the schedule chosen.
You can also write a check, made payable to OLLI at Penn State (please write $100K Club on the memo line) and send it to the address below