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OLLI Board of Volunteer Leaders

OLLI at CCU Board of Volunteer Leaders

The Board of Volunteer Leaders (BOVL) for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University was organized in the spring of 2012. In the fall of 2014, a strategic planning retreat resulted in a revised mission for the group: “The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University promotes and provides opportunities in all aspects of lifelong learning (intellectual, physical, social and cultural enrichment) primarily for adults 50 years of age and older.” The success of this program is dependent upon the active support and participation of the OLLI Board of Volunteer Leaders, who have a significant role in assisting the Lifelong Learning student body in achieving their objectives.

The initial board membership was filled by invitation and voluntary participation. One- to three-year terms for future rotation and continuity are held by: Ellen Elliott, Doris Gleason, Sally Z. Hare, John Kenny and Mike Kohler. Two ex-officio members from the University include the Provost (or his designee) and the OLLI Director.

BOVL officers include Chair John Kenny, Vice Chair Ellen Elliott and Secretary (to be announced), elected for the term February 2015-January 2016. In addition, four standing committees include:

Membership/Program Committee – Chair Sally Z. Hare, responsible for outreach for new members, membership fee review, speakers bureau to promote OLLI and for identifying and presenting free-with-membership programs for inclusion in the semester offerings;
Nominating Committee – responsible for providing a slate of additional members with skills and diversity from the geographic area served;

Communications Committee – Chair John Kenny, responsible for assessing and proposing methods for communicating with the membership;

Fundraising Committee – responsible for researching and proposing the strategy approved by the board.

Gifts and Donations to OLLI
Financial contributions are greatly appreciated and important to the current and future operations of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University.

The Coastal Educational Foundation-OLLI is an endowment fund whose principal grows over time with contributions and whose annual earnings may be transferred into the general budget for special purchases (e.g., computer upgrades, an OLLI mini-bus) or expenditures (e.g., special projects or events that benefit the membership).

Donations to this account may be in the form of cash, stock or other financial gifts. A line on the registration form indicates your interest in making such a donation.

Contributions may be made anytime or at a special time in honor of a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. An announcement will be sent to the honoree and an acknowledgment will be sent to the donor.

If you would like to discuss a bequest in your will, charitable trust or other planned giving options, please contact the Office of Philanthropy, 843-349-2007 or visit their website at coastal.edu/philanthropy.

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