The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) was founded and is supported by the The Bernard Osher Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco.
Bernard Osher and his family are philanthropists who have a strong commitment to the arts and education.
The Osher Foundation founded its first Lifelong Learning Institutes in 2001. OLLI at Sierra College became part of the institute in 2004.
There are 125 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) spanning all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each is a part of a college or university. OLLI at Sierra College is one of only four community colleges nationally to receive a grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation. Our OLLI support comes from the Bernard Osher Foundation, Sierra College, membership fees, class fees, and donations.
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