Dear OLLI Friends,

As each new term arrives, I anxiously await my Evergreen to arrive and see what’s new and exciting in the way of OLLI classes. But I especially look forward to seeing the Evergreen cover which displays a rich thought-provoking quote regarding the importance of continuing to learn.

Here are a few of my favorites:

“Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.” – Maya Angelou

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” – Edith Ann (Lily Tomlin)

Continuing to learn and grow is what OLLI-USF is all about. OLLI allows us to share and engage in stimulating conversations and debates with people you enjoy spending time with and exposes ourselves to challenging ideas. OLLI allows us to broaden our social network. It becomes an important part of our lives.

As you engage in your end-of-the-year gift giving, please remember to give to OLLI-USF’s Annual Fund. This is YOUR organization and it is only as good as we all make it – giving of our time, talent, and dollars to keep these wonderful opportunities available.

On behalf of the Board of Advisors, I thank you for your generosity and taking the time to consider the role that OLLI plays in your life.


Kay Menzel

Chair, OLLI-USF Board of Advisors

Consider a contribution in any amount as part of your end of year charitable donations! Gifts to OLLI-USF through the USF Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

To give by check:

Make your check payable to the USF Foundation and mail to:


4202 E Fowler Ave., NEC116

Tampa, FL33620

To give with a credit card:

Visit OLLI’s home on the web, at

Then click on the link that reads:

Which will connect you with the USF Foundation’s secure site. It’s fast and easy!