University-wide Initiatives

Learn more about programs that make an impact across all areas of UC and UC Health. Select an area below to learn more about funding priorities and how you can make a difference in the areas you value most.

UC Alumni Association

Annual Giving

UC Bearcats Pantry

Diversity Initiatives

Henry R. Winkler Center

Gen-1 House

Institute for Policy Research

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

UC Parents Campaign


A Salute to Service Program

Science Programs

Student Life

UCATS - UC Athletics Team Support

University Honors Program

UC International

UC Libraries

Provost Programs

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati, or OLLI at UC, began in 1990 and is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful programs for active adults in the U.S.

Our mission is to provide outstanding opportunities for lifetime learning and social interaction to the mature residents of Greater Cincinnati. Classes are open to anyone age fifty and older at four central locations, including UC’s main campus. Our expert teachers lead about 100 courses each quarter in a relaxed, informal environment without tests or grades.

Though we are predominantly volunteer-driven, our success has allowed us to add a full-time program director and a full-time administrative secretary. However, continued growth for OLLI at UC depends on maintaining and enhancing the quality of our program.

Therefore, your support is essential for our continued success!

*OLLI courses are offered for free as part of the McMicken Society level benefit package!

Become a Friend of OLLI at UC by making your gift online today!

Funding Opportunities

Your support provides:

  • Parking on main campus for members and moderators
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Scholarships
  • Support of luncheons, social gatherings, and special events
  • Other expenses that tuition cannot cover