Orono Foundation for Education Board Members include parents of students from each of the Orono schools as well as a school board representative, alumni, parents of graduates and community and business leaders.

Current Board Members

*Sarah Borchers – School Board Liaison

Board Members

  • Heather Pilakowski – Board Chair
  • Robin Gipson – Vice Chair
  • Peter Vickery – Secretary
  • Katie Monger – Treasurer, Finance Chair
  • Amy Mitchell – Board & Governance Chair
  • Juliann Luce Knorp – Marketing Co-Chair

Current Board Members

  • Katie Hollerman
  • Laura Smith
  • Sarah Borchers – School Board Liaison
  • Tracy Purdy
  • Troy Hutchinson

Honorary Board Members

  • Betsy Yamron
  • Bowman Gray
  • Bruce & Ruth Dayton
  • Jessica Louisiana
  • Kitty Crosby
  • Richard & Jenni Goelz

Previous Board Chairs

  • Jim Holm (2000)
  • Greg Schmidt (2001)
  • Bowman Gray (2001-03)
  • Susan Breon & Alli Leudtke (2003-07)
  • Beth Johnson & Barry Knight (2007-10)
  • Kathi Tunheim, PhD (2010-12)
  • Lisa Winkey (2012-15)
  • Joellen Gonder-Spacek (2015-2017)
  • Nicole Kaufman (2017-2020)

Honorary Board Members

  • Betsy Yamron
  • Bowman Gray
  • Bruce & Ruth Dayton
  • Jessica Louisiana
  • Kitty Crosby
  • Richard & Jenni Goelz

Previous Board Chairs

  • Jim Holm (2000)
  • Greg Schmidt (2001)
  • Bowman Gray (2001-03)
  • Susan Breon & Alli Leudtke (2003-07)
  • Beth Johnson & Barry Knight (2007-10)
  • Kathi Tunheim, PhD (2010-12)
  • Lisa Winkey (2012-15)
  • Joellen Gonder-Spacek (2015-2017)
  • Nicole Kaufman (2017-2020)

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.