Lifelong Learning

Cause

The Lifelong Learning Institute 24-Page Color Catalogs for July and December 2018.

Impact

We currently have about 200 annual members in the Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University. By providing these courses in our community, we offer opportunities for many local adults to continue learning about topics of interest including courses related to nature, theatre, and trips. Our greatest impact is that we provide tremendous cultural enrichment for the adults in Anderson and surrounding areas.

Reason

In four years, the LLI Catalog has transformed from a 4-page black-and-white document to a 24-page color catalog that includes pictures of participants, draws attention to both pictures and content, and encourages our local businesses to display it for their patrons.

Costs continue to rise for printing and mailing, advertisement, and related expenses. By having this expense supported by fundraising, we can continue to a) offer a variety of programs for mature adults in our community and surrounding areas, b) increase the number of participants in our program, and c) to develop further an outreach program to focus on a larger number of participants at an affordable cost.

The Mission of the Lifelong Learning Institute at AU

The LLI at AU is an organization which presents both academic and leisure activities to interest and inform its members. Through opportunities to share learning and to socialize in a school environment without grades or tests, LLI supports mature learners in their quest for knowledge and seeks programs to interest those in our community.

Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University

Our LLI Catalogs are mailed twice a year to 1,200 area adults, and an additional 800 copies are shared at local groups (Rotary Clubs, churches, and other organizations), and copies left at local businesses and in doctors' offices. In the fall 2017 semester, we offered 34 courses and 6 free courses for our members. We currently offer 33 courses and six free courses for our members. Our current courses include Spanish, writing, literature, history, music, exercise (T'ai Chi Chih, yoga, and Barre Fusion), quilting, sailing, nature, religion, bridge, chocolate, finance, and travel.

The Vision of Anderson University

For God and humanity, Anderson University seeks to be an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive university where liberal arts, professional studies, and graduate studies thrive within an uplifting, welcoming, and distinctively Christian community of diverse faculty, staff and students dedicated to intellectually rigorous learning, a caring and hospitable campus culture, and personal transformation.

The Vision of the LLI at AU

The vision of the LLI at AU is to capture the spirit and thoughts of AU's vision for adults who live in our community and surrounding areas. Through intellectual studies, caring instructors, our hospitable campus culture, and the myriad opportunities to gather to build a positive network of other learners, we have enhanced the lives of many adults; introduced them to continued studies, to our arts, music, and theatre programs; and have provided a social network where before and after class, many of our participants enjoy a meal together in the Anderson University Dining Commons.

Goal

$7,000
24-Page Color Catalogs for July and December, 2018