Fifty and Better Program

In four short years, Fifty and Better (FAB) has worked hard to serve our local and national community members aged 50 and older by offering stimulating courses, lectures, museum and gallery tours, summer Shakespeare in in CLU’s Kingsmen Park, Tai Chi classes, and more! Some of our accomplishments since opening in March 2020:

  • First in the area to pivot to virtual courses and lectures.
  • First in the area to begin offering HyFlex courses (students choose to attend in-person or virtually)
  • Served over 1400 students (and counting)
  • Hosted over 90 courses with more than 6700 enrollments.
  • Presented over 140 lectures with more than 12,500 enrollments.
  • Presented several free lectures and tours to include and educate all.
  • Hosted a number of museum and gallery tours, Tai Chi classes, and more.


There is so much more we want to do as we enter our 5th year, but we need your help!  We are striving to:

  • Significantly increase our administrative support so our students (and faculty) continue to receive exceptional care and service.
  • Increase our offerings and present more lectures and course in the HyFlex modality (doing this well increases our costs) 
  • Offer more in-person and virtual social engagement activities.
  • Add daytrips (with transportation)
  • Give scholarships to those who are not able to afford our courses and activities.

Please help us make our 5th year the best yet by supporting us this Cares Day so that we can continue to enrich the lives of our FABulous students.

No gift is too small!  We greatly appreciate your support!

Heart of Gold Challenge
An incredibly generous anonymous donor—who wants to inspire Cal Lutheran students, staff, faculty, alumni, families, Regents, other donors, and the entire Cal Lutheran community—will release a $1 Million Dollar Estate Gift when the Cal Lutheran Cares Day leaderboard crosses the $650,000 mark—honoring our 65th anniversary—in support of any cause on the leaderboard through midnight tonight!
The FAB (Fifty and Better) Match
All Donations to the FAB program will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $8,000 due to a generous donation from Randy and Jo Ann Richardson.
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