THANK You for a wonderful bash!

Thanks to the generous contributions and unwavering support from individuals like you, we were able to raise over $200,000 during this year’s Red & Blue Bash. The funds raised will make a significant difference in our ongoing efforts to support Orono Schools.

The Red & Blue Bash was a royal success, SOLD OUT, and bringing together a community of dedicated individuals who share a passion for our cause. The evening showcased incredible energy, enthusiasm, and a true spirit of giving. It was truly inspiring to witness the impact we can make when we come together for a common goal.  

A gigantic thank you to our emcee for the evening, Eric Perkins, who led us through the program, Fund-a-need, and Live Auction with humor and energy!  We can’t forget our two wonderful speakers, Katie Stanley and Ryan Gallagher, both teachers in the Orono Schools and recipients of grants from the Educator Excellence Fund.  Their investment in our children and our schools are one of the many reasons Orono Schools are excellent.  The character acting from the High School Drama Students provided Bash attendees with the opportunity to interact with Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Catherine of Spain, and the King’s Guard! What a treat to be graced by Royalty this year!

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and attendees for their invaluable contributions. Without your support, none of this would have been possible. Your belief in our mission and your commitment to making a difference are truly commendable.

Once again, thank you for your unwavering support of the Red & Blue Bash and the Orono Foundation for Education. Together, we are bridging the gap between an adequate and excellent education for ALL Orono students.


How do donations and sponsorships make an impact?

After covering expenses, proceeds from the Bash are placed into the Foundation’s Annual Fund.  Donations directed to the Annual Fund supports the immediate needs of the Orono Schools, including teacher training, technology and curriculum, and additional teachers and specialists.

  • The Foundation truly serves all students and teachers across the K-12 spectrum.
  • The Foundation supports teacher training, additional teachers and specialists, and technology and coursework not offered at schools of a similar size. These efforts impact all Orono students, their whole learning experience, and their entire education trajectory.
  • The Foundation knows that each year the district leadership will thoroughly and diligently assess and identify the greatest needs across the K-12 spectrum and set very strategic priorities.
  • The District then works closely with the Foundation to finalize where extra funding is needed and where ti would have the biggest impact.


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.