The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USD is grateful for our partners who help us financially and by providing resources and educational opportunities to our members.

Financial Partners

These organizations have contributed financial support and services to OLLI:

  • Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center provides administrative and financial support and sponsors the Avera Mini Medical School and Health and Wellness classes.
  • Orrion and Edith Barger Memorial Foundation financially supports OLLI.
  • Cornerstone Financial Solutions, Inc. supports OLLI financially.
  • Family Memorials by Gibson is contributing to OLLI for the first time this term.
  • First Bank and Trust is a generous supporter of OLLI and has made a multi-year commitment for financial support.
  • First Premier Bank, Sioux Falls is a generous supporter of OLLI and has made a multi-year commitment for financial support.
  • First National Bank in Sioux Falls is a generous supporter of OLLI and has made a multi-year commitment for financial support.
  • Howalt McDowell financially supports OLLI.  
  • M.H.C.H. Foundation provides membership support for the Chamberlain area.
  • Sanford Health provides financial support to OLLI.
  • Vance Thompson Vision financially supports OLLI.
  • USD Community College for Sioux Falls provides free classroom space and office support.
  • The Bernard Osher Foundation began to consider programs targeted toward more mature students not necessarily well served by standard continuing education curricula in 2000. The interest of many older adults, especially those who have retired, is in learning for the joy of learning – without examinations or grades – and keeping in touch with a larger world. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University Center (OLLI) was established in 2006, and has received a million dollar endowment from the Osher Foundation to fund this program in perpetuity.

Partners in Learning

These organizations provide OLLI with classroom space and other considerations:

  • Avera offers classroom space for OLLI.
  • AARP offers administrative and leadership support to OLLI.
  • Brookings Activity Center provides classroom space for OLLI in Brookings.
  • Brookings Public Library provides classroom space and instruction for OLLI.
  • City of Vermillion provides classroom space for OLLI in Vermillion.
  • Coyote Twin Theatre provides classroom space for OLLI in Vermillion.
  • Dakota Lions Sight & Health provides classroom space and instruction for OLLI.
  • Dakota Park Nature Center provides classroom space and instruction for OLLI in Brookings.
  • Dacotah Bank in Brookings provides classroom space for OLLI.
  • EROS provides instruction for OLLI.
  • First Lutheran Church, Brookings provides classroom space for OLLI in Brookings.
  • Great Plains Zoo offers fascinating programs.
  • Hy-Vee in Brookings and Vermillion provides classroom space and instruction for OLLI.
  • McCrory Gardens provides classroom space and instruction for OLLI in Brookings.
  • National Music Museum in Vermillion offers classroom space for OLL.
  • Old Courthouse Museum offers classroom space for OLLI.
  • Olive Desitination provides classrooms and instructors for OLLI.
  • Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls provides classroom space for OLLI.
  • Outdoor Campus provides classrooms and instructors for OLLI.
  • W. H. Over Museum in Vermillion provides classroom space and instruction for OLLI.
  • Pheasant Restaurant provides classroom space and instruction for OLLI in Brookings.
  • Prairie Soul Yoga provides classroom space and instruction for OLLI in Brookings.
  • Ronning Library provides classroom space for OLLI.
  • Sanford Promise provides classrooms and instructors for OLLI.
  • Sioux Falls Public Libraries provides classrooms for OLLI.
  • Sioux Falls Seminary provides classrooms for OLLI.
  • Siouxland Heritage Museums provide classrooms for OLLI.
  • South Dakota Ag Heritage Museum provides classrooms and instruction for OLLI in Brookings.
  • South Dakota Art Museum provides classroom and instruction for OLLI, located in Brookings, South Dakota.
  • South Dakota State University provides support in Brookings.
  • Trail Ridge Retirement Community provides the use of its facilities for classes and other programming.
  • University Lutheran Center provides classroom space for OLLI in Brookings.
  • University of South Dakota provides support for OLLI in Vermillion.
  • Vermillion City Hall provides classroom space for OLLI in Vermillion.
  • Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library provides classrooms and instruction for OLLI in Vermillion.
  • Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences
  • Wooden Legs Brewery provides classroom space and instruction for OLLI in Brookings.
  • For more information on the Bernard Osher Foundation, which funds OLLIs throughout the United States, visit the website at OsherFoundation.org