Donations go toward an annual grant that supports the immediate needs of the Orono schools, including teachers’ salaries, classroom supplies and new curriculum.
Donations are used to increase the provision of a consistent, long-term funding stream that empowers more strategic planning for the future.
Donations support short- to mid-term needs in specific designated program areas, including academics, arts, athletics, buildings & grounds, leadership & ethics, teacher development, and technology.
Each year, the Orono Education Fund grants eleven college scholarships to Orono high school seniors and additional grants to support teacher and classroom projects. Teachers submit grant applications and the Orono schools provide scholarship-recipient recommendations.