Clemson wins $1 million gift for lifelong learning

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The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded a $1 million gift to Clemson University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a continuing education and membership program for older adults.

The gift – a $950,000 endowment gift and $50,000 in operating funds – is the foundation’s second $1 million gift to OLLI at Clemson and a recognition of the institute’s contributions to the local community, said OLLI director Julie Vidotto.

OLLI at Clemson offers lectures, courses, excursions and social events to adults ages 50 and older. The institute holds approximately 215 classes each year in interest areas including technology, philosophy, history, fine arts, culture, travel, nature and fitness.

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