The Orono Foundation for Education, previously the Orono Alliance for Education, represents all of us who understand that the best gift we can give our children is the gift of education.

The Orono Alliance for Education began in 2000 as a partnership between the Orono community, the school board and the administration to preserve and enhance the value of an Orono education in an environment of decreasing state funding.  In 2012, we changed our name to the Orono Foundation for Education to more clearly communicate the purpose of the organization.

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization comprised of parents and community members who are passionate about the quality of education in Orono.  Our kids are our legacy and together we can give them the excellent environment they deserve to be successful.

Foundation Staff

Executive Director
Kari Groth Swan

Director of Community Engagement
Jeanne Cook

Marketing and Administration
Sheila Ross

Technology and Analytics
Rebecca Prenevost