Member volunteers talking to booth visitors at Solano Stroll

At OLLI @Berkeley, we rely on the energy, enthusiasm and powerhouse volunteerism of our members to help make our program the best it can be. We are grateful to the committee members noted here and to the many other volunteers who contribute in numerous ways.

Members, be sure to check your Member Dashboard for a list of volunteer opportunities available now. Thank you!

    Curriculum Committee 

    The Curriculum Committee reviews course proposals, meets with prospective faculty and advises OLLI staff on the curation of future academic terms.

    • Co-chairs: Susan Chamberlain, Linda Wing
    • Chair Emeriti: Ann Peden, Lucille Poskanzer 
    • Members: Clint Boswell, Amy Chung, Susan Driscoll LaMay, Linda Perkins
    • Staff: Susan Hoffman, Matt Shears

    Development Committee 

    The Development Committee members help plan the annual fund campaign (which accounts for nearly 8% of our operating budget), spearhead personal outreach efforts, and support fundraising events:

    • Chair Emeriti: Wendy Willrich
    • Members: Gerry Kaminski, Mike Maidenberg, Paul Raskin
    • Staff: Susan Hoffman, Nancy Murr

    Member Services Committee 

    The Member Services Committee works to build a strong sense of community and belonging within our membership by organizing and leading field trips, socials and other events throughout the year.

    • Co-chairs: Joan Greer, Jerry Kaminski 
    • Members: Valerie Knepper, Hugh Livingston, Stella Livingston, Susan Sperber
    • Staff: Nancy Murr

    Research Advisory Team

    This group identifies UCSF/UCB-based research opportunities for OLLI member participation, conducts inquiry projects focused on teaching and learning, and explores ideas and issues to inform the curriculum or the OLLI member community.

    • Members: Lorraine Midanik, Sara Orem, David Presti, Peter Ralston
    • Staff: Susan Hoffman