The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the Palm Desert Campus of Cal State San Bernardino received a $4,000 donation from the Desert Community Foundation to continue providing classes, travel and special interest events to the community’s senior population.

“This gift is especially welcomed and appreciated at this time,” said OLLI director, Angela Allen. “Our OLLI membership has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and this gift will help us renew our great programs.”

Ed Tauber, a Desert Community Foundation board member and active OLLI member, advocated for the gift when he became aware of the need.

“The Desert Community Foundation has historically been committed to education, and there is no better organization for the continuing education of adults than OLLI,” said Tauber. “Our board recognizes that the Bernard Osher Foundation is not able to contribute as in the past. This grant is meant to help keep the OLLI program working in the desert.”

The Desert Community Foundation has been serving the Coachella Valley exclusively since 1999. The Coachella Valley is their home, and as a result, the Foundation has a deep understanding of its challenges and extraordinary potential. Through partnerships with local donors, nonprofits and community members, the Desert Community Foundation is dedicated to the promise of creating a strong and prosperous future for the region.

To learn more about the OLLI program, which has been providing a wide variety of stimulating courses at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus since 2003, visit the program’s website.

For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the Office of Strategic Communication at or (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107, or visit the PDC website at