Support Lifelong Learning at SF State

Make a Gift

Give the gift of learning — donate to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, San Francisco State

Like other Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes nationwide, our OLLI at SF State is supported in part by an endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, annual membership fees and class tuition. However, these revenue sources do not cover all of the costs needed for our OLLI to grow and thrive, and fundraising is an expectation of all OLLI’s. Donations to our OLLI are essential to our overall financial stability and sustainability. 
Individual donations from our members and non-members who believe in the enrichment lifelong learning provides for adults in San Francisco and the Bay Area help to keep our program thriving.

Why your gift matters

Your financial support, in any amount, will help ensure that OLLI can continue to meet the needs of our members with dedicated staff support for all of our online offerings, highly qualified and engaging instructors, and scholarships so our programs are not out of reach for anyone interested. 
A tax-deductible gift of any size is the gift of knowledge. 

Recognition of our donors

We are grateful to all of OLLI’s generous donors from 2019-20 whose gifts are helping to ensure the sustainability and accessibility of the programs we all value so much. Thank you all for your support!

Ways to Give

All donations welcome. You can make a gift online or by mail.

1) Online

Giving has never been easier or quicker. Using our online form, you can designate your gift as either a "one-time" or "recurring" gift.

Make a Gift

2) By Mail

Send your check made payable to "UCorp SF State c/o OLLI"* to this address:

San Francisco State University Office of Development
ATTN: OLLI at SF State
1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 153
San Francisco, CA 94132-1722


*University Corporation holds and manages all foundation funds such as endowments and grants. SF State OLLI's accounts are housed in UCorp. Our Tax ID/EIN number is # 94-1384645)



Deep Gratitude To Our Wonderful 2019-20 Donors! 


VISIONARY ($1,000 plus)

CHAMPION ($500-$999)

Rufus Browning Laurie J. Cameron  
Rosemary Cameron and David Perper Evelyn B. Clair  
Miriam Chall Kathryn Goldman and Fred Goldman  
Diana Childress Nancy  Schlenke  
Rachel Kahn-Hut Linda Schwartz  
Timple W. Lim Larry L. Stites  
Ronell Alane Reyna Max Kirkeberg   
Martha C. Rose Michael and Catherine Podell  
Sara Seims    

SCHOLAR ($100-$499)

ANONYMOUS Elissa Haden Guest Elaine Park
Carolyn Janet Bass Jean M. Hassett Elaine Porter
Mary Clare Bennett Walter Leo Heyman Michele G. Praeger
Doris B. Bloch Jack V. Hoffman Judith Louise Reynolds
Howard Bomze Jane Hudson Max Robinowitz
Maryellen Buckley Nancy Igdaloff Barbara Mary Rutkowski
Bob and Janet Calhoun Ginny and Robin Jaquith  Terri Ryan
Richard Chackerian Susan Karp Ray Sarakaitis
Maury M. Cooper Walter P. Knoepfel Deborah M. Soon
Al John Crowell Mike Lambert Denize Springer
Judith Dauphinais Randy Lavinghouse Jill Stovall
Susan O'Donnell Davenport Charlene Lebowitz Betsy Ruth Strausberg
Clifford Detz Louise Levi Benilda Taft-Kiewek
Paul Mark Emmert Margaret J. Levitt Jim Tassano
Heather Saunders Estes Kathleen Long Eileen Turner
Judith N. Fast Carolyn M. McGee Debra Varner
Elsa Marise Fernandez Valerie Jean Menager Joan Varrone 
Catherine Fiorello Marsha Michaels Charles J. Vella
Newton Fong Mary Kathryn Morelli Susan Weisberg
Dennis E. Gale Charles Moser Laurie Wishard
Judy Goddess Christine T. Nahnsen  
Michael R. Gordon Elizabeth Marion Noronha  

FRIEND (Up to $99)

Faith Allen Graziella Verlicchi Danieli Edward F. Mason
ANONYMOUS Gerson Finlev Karen McSorley
ANONYMOUS Elinor Gale Angela Minkin
ANONYMOUS Virginia M. Hammel Dwight Naset
Barbara Applegate Inge S. Horton Ann M. Rovere
Claire N. Barnes Mary E. Hunt Judith Williams Sandoval
Stella A. Bates Patricia Anne Keenan Claudia Seligman
Anthony John Burnell Joan Korenman Kathryn Setian
Peggy Cassity Bonnie Loyd Monika Trobits
Joe Castrovinci Mark E. Mackler Sue C. Woods
Wendell Choo Dina Martin