The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning provides a broad range of educational and intellectual opportunities to mature learners in the central Susquehanna community.

Income from membership and course registration fees is insufficient to cover regular operating expenses as well as the added ongoing expense of rent, telephone, and salary, which is why we always welcome additional support from our members and friends.

Make A Gift

Your tax-deductible donation will provide resources to support scholarships, special events, and courses.

There are four easy ways to give:

1. Make a gift online
using our secure online gift form.

2. Call us at 570.577.3200.

3. Mail a check (payable to Bucknell University
with "Lifelong Learning" in the memo) to:
Bucknell University
Gift Processing
Lewisburg, PA 17837

4. Make a planned gift. Your gift can be designated for the benefit of the Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning. Learn more about Gift Planning.

Other Ways to Give

You can support BILL by volunteering your time, talent, and treasure in various ways.

  • Provide office assistance, especially during registration periods
  • Coordinate a special interest group
  • Become BILL's social media coordinator (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Become a BILL ambassador to community groups
  • Help distribute catalogs and brochures
  • Provide AV assistance for classes and/or special presentations (easy training needed)
  • Donate office supplies such as laser toner, printer paper, Keurig cups
  • Make a donation of any size to the BILL Scholarship Fund by sending a check with "Lifelong Learning Scholarship Fund" in the memo
  • Volunteer to Lead a BILL course.
  • Suggest your own way to help out!

Volunteers are the heart of BILL . . .

BILL Advisory Committee

Loren Amacher    •    Ed Cotter
Carol Crichley    •    George Gould
Margaret Greaves    •    Ben Hoskins
Joe Koletar    •    Jim Mauch
Rebecca Mauch    •    Dave Pearson
Jan Pearson    •    Tom Travis
Susan Waggoner    •    Russ Wells  

Curriculum Committee

Bill Becker    •    Margaret Greaves
Rick Relyea    •    Matt Silberman
Tom Travis (Chair)    •    Farida Zaid

Development/Strategic Planning Committee

Chuck Carroll    •    Ed Cotter
Joe Koletar    •    Jim Mauch
Dave Pearson    •    Joannah Skucek
Margaret Weirick    •    Farida Zaid

Publications Team

Pat Bontinen    •    Ruth Burnham
Ed Cotter    •    Carol Crichley
Ruta Karelis    •    Dorothy Noyce
Phoebe Oshirak    •    Sue Travis

Special Presentations Committee

Nancy Curran    •    John Peeler (Chair)
Jean Shackelford    •    John Tonzetich
Russ Wells

Travel Advisory Group

Ed Cotter    •    Dottie Douglas
Zoya Jenks    •    Joe Koletar
Connie Livingston    •    Betty Steffensen

Course Leaders

Loren Amacher    •    Owen Anderson
Marianna Archambault    •    Paul Archambault
Dennis Baumwoll    •    Dorothy Baumwoll
Howard Berthold    •    Douglas Candland
Gene Chenoweth    •    David Clark
Ed Cotter    •    Joseph Detelj
Diane Donato    •    John Dromazos
Gale Duque    •    Manuel Duque
Gerald Eager    •    Richard Ellis
David Fletcher    •    Pauline Fletcher
Andrew France    •    Tom Greaves
Wolfgang Gunter    •     Jackson Hill
Mary Howe    •    Peter Kresl
Leona Martin    •    Philip Mattox


Patricia McCormick    •    John Miller
John Murphy    •    Michael Payne
David Pearson    •    Samantha Pearson
John Peeler    •    James Pommersheim
Karl Purnell    •   
Charles Sackrey    •    Jacqueline Salladé
Matt Silberman    •    Linda Estupinan Snook
Gary Sojka    •    William Stayton
Douglas Sturm    •    Dot Thompson
Tom Travis    •    James Turnure
Moshe Ulmer    •    Russell Wells
Nancy Weyant    •    Neal Woodruff
Barbara Hart Yorks    •    Farida Zaid
Mary Zimmerman    


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