The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCLA Extension understands that age knows no bounds when it comes to making a difference in the world. Now, thanks to the continued generosity of the Bernard Osher Foundation, the institute can help more mature students turn their silver years into golden opportunities.
A Vibrant Program
The Bernard Osher Foundation’s second deeply inspiring gift of $1 million to UCLA Extension recognizes the institute’s excellence in programming. Founded in 2004, the institute offers 125 courses covering a diverse array of topics for adults 50 and older. The institute has more than 60 instructors who develop and teach courses. It also offers discussion groups and peer-led interest groups.
The Lifelong Power of Education
“We applaud the university’s leadership for its steadfast support of the institute and for embracing the notion that — at its best — education is a lifelong pursuit that has the power to elevate, delight, and forge our connection to one another and to a larger world,” says Mary Bitterman, president of the Bernard Osher Foundation, which has established nearly 120 such institutes at universities nationwide.
Published March 2016