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LEARNING IN RETIREMENT RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE BERNARD OSHER
FOUNDATION TO IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS AND
RENAMES THE ORGANIZATION: OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2014
Seniors in the Athens Georgia area who are looking to spark their interests through educational
courses, social events, while meeting their cultural needs can do so through the exciting new
programs at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Georgia.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), formally known as Learning in Retirement (LIR), is
making changes in its’ educational programs for seniors in retirement. The Bernard Osher
Foundation awarded the LIR a $1 million endowment in effort to lower financial costs of
enrollment and enhance the overall experience for its active members.
OLLI offers opportunities for retired seniors like a study/travel option around the world and a
wide variety of programs to get involved in like Tai Chi, food and wine, philosophy, personal
finances, and more. The center’s 25 special interest programs creates diverse options for
members who want to meet new people and learn new skills.
The center encourages senior residents in the Athens/ Clark County area to join the OLLI
community and see all it has to offer. Prospective members at the age of 50 or older are welcome
and are not restricted due to educational background and all classrooms are handicap-accessible
to meet individual needs. Course sign up is available now through the interactive course catalog
found under “Membership”.
Membership fees are at a low cost of $50 a year which includes participation in all classes,
special interest groups, travel opportunities, and social events. Membership year will start for
those who enroll July 1 to June 30. Returning members can renew their membership online, by
mail, or come to the OLLI center in person.
OLLI @ UGA is dedicated to meeting the needs of mature adults through social, intellectual, and
Jennette Dielmann, Public Relations director
CONTACT: Jennette Dielmann, Publicity director
September 4, 2014
FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE
FUND OUR FUTURE
Virginia Tech will be hosting a banquet for the “Fund our Future” campaign at the Inn at
Virginia Tech to raise money to support students in need of academic scholarships. “Fund our
Future” is hoping to raise over $1 billion to aid these students.
This banquet will help two undergraduate students receive free tuition, housing, and a $5,000 per
semester stipend, if they are selected. Undergrads who apply for the scholarship plan to be
working in public service after they graduate. Virginia tech is looking to enroll students in the
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses that will integrate the
knowledge they need for solving issues affecting education, public health, or crime in the 21st
Sarah Meerschuam, vice president for University Fundraising, said, “The “Fund our Future”
campaign is unique among college in that it focuses exclusively on the student rather than
infrastructure.” Each scholarship recipient will create a capstone project their senior year that
focuses on using STEM solutions for societal problems. The Student with the best project will
receive on additional stipend of $10,000 at graduation plus an additional $50,000 to implement
their project. All funds will come from the “Fund our Future” program.
In 2011, Virginia Tech had a similar campaign that raised $1.11 billion which is quite an
accomplishment, granted less than 50 colleges have ever raised that much to date. As of now, the
campaign has raised $30 million with a goal of $1 billion by 2017.
Newly appointed president of Virginia Tech, Timothy Sands, will be the keynote speaker at the
event. Hundreds of Virginia Tech’s largest donators were invited to the fundraiser; however
anyone can attend the dinner. The banquet dinner will feature prime rib and lobster for guests.
Individual plates are $1000 and a table of eight can be reserved for $7000. Find out more
information about scheduled events and reserving tickets by visiting: www.fundourfuture.vt.com
Contact: Pauline H
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Don’t Get Crabby, Get Crafty with Momma’s Time Out
BALTIMORE, M.D. – July 9, 2015 – Momma’s Time Out will be hosting a Wine Craft event on
Thursday, July 16th
from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at Breadbangers located 544 E. Fort Ave. in Federal
Hill for anyone who wants to relax and unwind while engaging in a creative and fun activity with
friends, family and others.
Participants will paint and decorate a Maryland Crab themed wine bottle and become engaged
with the company surrounding them. Crafters can sip on a glass of wine or drink of their choice
purchased from the bar. Pre-registration is required and can be obtained by going to Momma’s
Time Out Facebook page and clicking on the PayPal link or by calling Susan Gruzs at 410-622-
5885 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot. Admission is $20 per
person; group rates of 10 or more can be discounted. Contact Ms. . Gruzs for more details.
All supplies including aprons, paint brushes, paints, and decorations will be provided by
Momma’s Time Out.
Momma’s Time Out was started by a group of women looking for a creative way to assist
women with an alternative way to spend an evening out with family and friends while engaging
in a theme centered activity at a local restaurant, bar, and/or other unique venue.