Become a Donor

Thank you for your interest in the Osher Lifetime Learning Institute at Ringling College.

Over the course of a year we provide 300 courses, 30 plus lectures, workshops, educational travel and other lifelong learning opportunities for over 4,500 individuals at our 4 locations in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

We rely on donations, registrations and membership fees to provide the funding necessary to offer quality lifelong learning. As with all Ringling College (a nonprofit college) programs, the Institute must meet its own operating expenses.

  • Your donation dollars purchase:
  • $95 pays for one course scholarship
  • $300 pays for one month of copies
  • $300 pays for one month of telephone services
  • $500 pays one month of postage
  • $10,000 pays for one catalog printing

These items in and of themselves are not exciting; however, they are essential to the business of providing lifelong learning services which is always exciting!

Additionally, if you prefer to set up a fund to support courses, lectures, Einstein Circles, staff positions, etc., for the future, we can explain the associated costs and help you arrange such a gift.

Your gift to the Institute will go directly to support the Osher Lifetime Learning Institute at Ringling College (OLLI) allowing us to continue to provide a community service at a reasonable cost and fund scholarships.

To make your donation, you may call 941-309-5111 or click here. Tax receipts are provided for all donations.


Janna Overstreet                                Sam Samelson
Director                                               Advisory Council Chair


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OLLI & S+DA Response: COVID-19 Information Update

While there are no known cases of COVID-19 on the Ringling College Museum Campus, we want to ensure the continued health and safety of our students, volunteers and instructors. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution Ringling College of Art and Design has decided to cancel Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Studio + Digital Arts classes beginning March 16 through May 1, 2020.

Students, volunteers, and instructors are asked not to come to campus during this time.

Refunds of 100% tuition paid will be processed beginning March 23rd.

To contact staff: or 941-309-5111.

Summer term: June 1-July 24

Gold Member Registration: May 5

Open Registration: May 12