Meet the Moment

When you give to OLLI @Berkeley, you help make everything we do possible.

Membership dues and course fees cover less than 70% of our operating budget. Our Annual Fund is critical to filling the gap. Your gift will help to:

  • Attract, retain — and compensate — star Cal faculty and other scholars whose courses and lectures provide the bedrock of our program
  • Rebuild our reserve fund which was depleted during the pandemic — a critical source of funding to help ensure our sustainability in difficult times 
  • Expand our fee assistance program — which has tripled since 2021— so that everyone with a passion for learning can participate fully in our community
  • Provide robust hybrid options so that members can learn and engage the way they want — in person or online or both
  • Facilitate intergenerational exchanges and research opportunities with campus so that our remarkable members can impact the world far and wide

Any gift of any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!

Give Online

The easiest way to give is online! It's fast, safe and secure. You may make a one-time gift or set up a recurring donation.


Give By Mail


  • Make your check out to "UC Berkeley Foundation"
  • Designate "OLLI Annual Fund" in the memo line 

Send to:

Gift Services
University of California, Berkeley
1995 University Avenue, Suite 400
Berkeley, CA 94704-1070

Give by Phone

You may donate by calling Gift Services at (510) 643.9789 during regular business hours. Please be sure to note that your gift is to go to the "OLLI Annual Fund." You may also set up recurring donations at that time, if you desire.

Give with Your IRA

If you are 70½ or older, you may make a Qualified Charitable Distribution to OLLI directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). You will pay no income tax and the entire amount passes to us. Learn more, as well as download a sample letter of instruction for your IRA custodian.

Gifts should be made to:

  • University of California, Berkeley Foundation (TAX ID 94-6090626)
  • Fund Name: OLLI Annual Fund
  • Fund Code: FU0891000

More Ways to Give

Berkeley's Office of Gift Planning offers creative and flexible strategies for you to pursue your charitable and financial goals while supporting OLLI @Berkeley and other campus programs. Learn more here about the many giving options available, just some of which are linked below:

Key Contacts


Learn about the many ways you can give to OLLI @Berkeley as well as to other campus units and funds.  

Our Annual Report

We encourage you to review our 2022-23 Annual Report to better understand why your gift matters now more than ever.