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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UK offers educational and enrichment courses, programs and events created for dynamic lifelong learners aged 50+ who are continually searching for exciting topics and exploring new opportunities in learning! Courses are offered in a wide variety of topic areas including History, Visual & Performing Arts, Culture, Computers and Technology, Health, Literature, Languages and Science & Environment. The Donovan Forum Presentation series is offered weekly throughout the Fall and Spring and is open to the public.


For over 50 years, the University of Kentucky has been offering lifelong learning programs for older adults. Today, almost 880 OLLI Scholars enroll annually in educational and enrichment courses at our sites in Lexington and Morehead. Through the generous support of The Bernard Osher Foundation and our members, the OLLI at UK continues to grow in number and in offerings.


Please join us in supporting the Fund for Lifelong Learning at UK. Your donation goes exclusively toward OLLI at UK’s programs and operations. Your gifts will help us achieve our goal of providing enhanced classroom spaces, support daily operational expenses and help keep OLLI membership and course fees affordable.

1865th Gift of the Day
The lucky donor who makes the 1865th gift on One Day For UK will win an extra $1865 to their selected college, program, or cause!
1st Time Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Come Together for a Cause
Students! Follow UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook by 10:00pm on #OneDayforUK and tag one friend and your favorite college, program or cause in the comments. The college, program or cause with the most tags will win $500 and you'll be entered to win a swag bag for you and your friend.
Facebook Likes Challenge
Go to the UK Philanthropy Official Facebook page to find the One Day for UK Likes challenge post. Like the photo of the college, program or cause of your choice and those with the most likes between Monday and Noon on #OneDayforUK will win the challenge.
Throwback Thursday
You know what day it is! Throw it back to when you were the cool kid on campus and use #OneDayforUK for a chance to win an additional $250 for your favorite college, program, or cause! Be sure to tag them in your post or mention them in the caption.
Small Programs + Centers Leaderboard
The small program or center who has the most donors on #OneDayForUK! 1st place wins $1000, 2nd place wins $500.
Rank Prize Small Programs + Centers Leaderboard Donors
1 $1,000 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 174
2 $500 Gaines Center for the Humanities 110
3 Center for Health Equity Transformation 30
4 Basic Needs and Persistence Fund 28
5 Collegiate Recovery Community 21
1st Gift of the Day
Chelsea Brislin and the Gaines Center for the Humanities win the 1st Gift of the Day award.
1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who graduated after 2016 and makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Student DanceBlue Challenge
First, Follow or Like UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook before #OneDayforUK, then tag 3 friends to do the same. Then, on April 21st, see if you and your team win a prize pack of DanceBlue swag!
Share Your UK Family Challenge
Does your family bleed blue? Post a photo of you, your family, your pets, or any member of your Big Blue family dressed up in UK gear. Post your picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, include the hashtag #OneDayforUK, and tag your favorite UK college, program or cause. One lucky photo will win $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Office of Lifelong Learning (OLLI at UK) Match
The OLLI board will match all gifts dollar for dollar up to $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
See what people are sharing about One Day for UK 2022!
OLLI Fund Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 KY 91
2 WI 1
3 AA 0
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