National Philanthropy Day Honoree OLLI's Gale Yokote

OLLI Honors Gail Yokote for Philanthropy Day

In March 2020, a world changing event also meant a giant step for lifelong learning at our institute.

OLLI at UC Davis has been hosting in-person classes for older adults in traditional classrooms in Yolo County since 2007. But the COVID epidemic meant a BIG change for our program.

Thanks to volunteers like Gail Yokote, OLLI made a rapid shift to distance learning via Zoom. Our program continues to serve as a meaningful social and educational link for lifelong learners with experts, educators and researchers who want to share in the beauty of discovery.

Gail was at the center of it all. It’s hard to imagine how we could have made this extraordinary leap without her dedication, talents and support.

OLLI at UC Davis honors Gail Yokote for Philanthropy Day this year. She has literally been a ‘lifesaver’ to Osher Lifelong Learning at UC Davis.

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