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Recent fundraising activities at OLLIs

Posted on April 25th, 2012 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Lisa Barton, OLLI at the University of Michigan, Asks OLLI:

Has your OLLI had any original fundraising activities during the past year that were particularly successful?

2 Responses to “Recent fundraising activities at OLLIs”


  1. We haven’t had any activities per se but have begun to have success with sponsorships. Contact me at chouse@aoce.utah.edu or 801-587-9037 if you want to learn more.


  2. To finish up our building campaign, we had a brick campaign to sell bricks that would be on the terrace of the new building. Which got me to thinking if you had the opportunity to adopt a piece of property or terrace somewhere you could hold a brick campaign. We raised $40,000 relatively easily in our campaign. And we probably could have sold another 150 bricks after the terrace was unveiled when people saw how cool it was. Just an idea. (Bricks were sold at $100 each, two lines of 15 characters each) We netted $80 per brick.

    However, the very best fund raising is face to face ask for a specific project or need. Works if you have a compelling case most of the time.

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