Emory Report
June 25, 2007
Volume 59, Number 33

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June 25, 2007
Center for Lifelong Learning gets boost for senior education

by beverly clark

Emory’s Center for Lifelong Learning has received a $100,000 grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation to support the growth of the Center’s continuing education programming, specifically for senior learners and retirees.

As a recipient of the grant, CLL’s Academy for Retired Professionals will be renamed the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Emory, joining a nationwide network of other Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes located in colleges and universities in nearly every state in the country.

“The Osher Grant is a major boost to the Center for Lifelong Learning. The support allows us to take our programming to the next level at a time when demand for continuing education is expected to explode as baby boomer’s begin to retire,” said Steve Stoffle, CLL executive director.

Since 1979, the CLL has provided non-credit education courses to seniors and retirees in the Atlanta community. Four quarters a year, OLLI at Emory (as it will now be known) offers more than 30 courses on such subjects as languages, personal finance, philosophy, history and writing.

The Bernard Osher Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a businessman and community leader in San Francisco. Since 2001, the foundation has been offering $100,000 annual grants in three-year grant cycles to lifelong learning programs across the U.S.