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The Orinda Network for Education

In the spring of 2020, the Parents' Clubs of all Orinda schools (Del Rey, Glorietta, Miramonte, OIS, Sleepy Hollow and Wagner Ranch) joined with the Educational Foundation of Orinda to create ONE - the Orinda Network for Education.

ONE will strengthen, streamline and amplify collective fundraising efforts, sustaining the signature programs and instrumental staff that make Orinda schools exceptional. It will ensure equity and consistency across schools and build a legacy for future students.  ONE will support and enhance the educational TK - 12 experience of every student in the Orinda public schools. 

ONE will: 

  • Raise the funds needed to maintain the level of excellence that Orinda families expect 

  • Provide a forum for all Orinda Parents’ Clubs to unite and share best practices

  • Partner with the broader Orinda community to support education in Orinda

  • Build an endowment supporting Orinda schools for years to come

  • Offer access to better investment opportunities by pooling Parents’ Club reserves 

California ranks in the bottom third of the nation in public school funding. Many communities, like Orinda, depend on local sources such as parcel taxes and parent and community donations to augment state funding. These additional monies pay for important programming and staff including art and music instruction, physical education, electives, librarians and college counseling. ONE is committed to preserving the well-rounded, educational experiences that make Orinda schools exceptional and nationally competitive.

ONE’s annual budget will be set by the Parents' Clubs, working collaboratively with their schools' principals, OUSD (Orinda Union School District), AUHSD (Acalanes Union High School District) and ONE. The budgets they create serve as the basis for the collective fundraising campaign goal, which is over $6 million for the 2020-2021 school year.

ONE is composed of dedicated parents and community members who believe Orinda’s schools are one of the community’s greatest assets.  Each Orinda school is represented on the ONE Board of Directors.  In addition, ONE is building an Advisory Committee and Finance Committee.  If you are interested in joining either committee, please click on the ‘Ways to Give - Volunteer’ tab.  Together with a professional administrative staff,  our volunteers bring a multitude of talents in support of ONE’s fundraising efforts.

ONE is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation. It is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal Tax I.D. number is 94-2623617. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.