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

  • Robin Gipson – Board Chair
  • Amy Mitchell – Vice Chair
  • Tracy Purdy – Secretary
  • Alicia Oberg – Treasurer, Finance Chair
  • Laura Smith – Board & Governance Chair
  • Kelly Grady – Marketing Co-Chair

Current Board Members

  • Micah Benway
  • Sarah Borchers – School Board Liaison
  • Katie Hollerman
  • Julian Luce – Knorp
  • Amy Lundell
  • Kaite Parks
  • Paul Springmeyer

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)
  • Heather Pilakowski (2020-2021)

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)
  • Heather Pilakowski (2020-2021)
  • Robin Gipson (2021-2022)

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.