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 501(c)(3) 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.

Students with signs "Everyone counts" from the Orono school district

“Your support of the Orono Foundation for Education sends a powerful message to the students and staff at Orono. Contributions to the Orono Foundation for Education indicate that our community believes in the value of a world-class education for every child, regardless of their ability or background. Because of your incredible support we continue to create educational excellence for Orono Schools with a global vision for our future.”

– Dr. Karen Orcutt
Superintendent, Orono School District

How Can You Make An Impact?

The Orono Foundation not only relies on financial gifts, but also your gift of time by engaging, following, sharing and attending our events.

We have many generous volunteers who give their time, skills, expertise, and in-kind contributions.

Throughout the year, volunteers help us with:

  • Community Events
  • Fundraising Efforts
  • Annual Planning

Every Gift Moves Us Forward

In the lives of our children, we make the difference. Each and every gift is one step closer to sustaining a learning environment necessary for academic excellence.

Because of specific funds you can align your passion with your impact! What are you passionate about?

Designate your gift to fund:

  • Annual Campaigns
  • Endowment Fund
  • Scholarships
  • Memorials
  • Bash Fund Needs
  • Corporate Gift Matching
  • AmazonSmile
  • Excellence Funds including:
    • Academics
    • Arts
    • Athletics
    • Buildings & Grounds
    • Leadership & Ethics
    • Teacher Development
    • Technology

Meet The Board

Everyone Counts.

Your gift, no matter the size, makes a difference to every member of the Orono Community. Because of you, we are better together: fiercely committed to raising funds for today’s needs and tomorrow’s dreams.