Fundraising at Orinda Intermediate School
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!
Orinda Intermediate School is our public school with a history of excellence in education and a wide array of electives and programs, all of which are only made possible by YOUR generous donations. This is because Orinda Union School District (OUSD) is one of the lowest out of 1100 school districts in state funding.
To bridge the gap between what the state provides and what our school needs to sustain its robust offering, we need to raise $1,002,000. These numbers are based on the budget developed in collaboration with our OIS principal, Stacy Wayne, OIS teachers, and ONE Orinda with approval by our Parents’ Club. It reflects what OIS needs to maintain core programs, including electives such as foreign languages, computer programming, art, drama, debate, woodshop, band, and chorus. Donations also support lunchtime clubs, sports, the OIS library, wellness counselors, classroom technology, and Bulldog Theater.
To reach our target of $1,002,000 and meet our obligation to our kids, we are asking you for a donation of $2,000 per student this school year. Our goal is 100% participation from our wonderful community of OIS families.
If you are able to, please consider leveling up your donation to make an even bigger difference- even an extra $200 (Bulldog Boost!) is impactful. We appreciate your contribution at whatever level feels right for your family. Every donation helps.
We plan to recognize our early donors in the fall. We can’t wait to see your family’s name in that newsletter!
- You can make a one-time gift or divide your donation into installments using the donate button below, or
- You can mail a check made out to ONE-OIS to: Orinda Network for Education, 21 ‘C’ Orinda Way, #123, Orinda, CA. Please include in the memo or transmittal that the donation is intended for OIS and list name(s) of your student(s).
DOUBLE YOUR DONATION
You can double your donation, or more, with a matching gift from participating corporations and foundations. For an easy way to Double Your Donation, check this link to see if your employer is on the list of matching organizations.
Please designate Orinda Network for Education (ONE) as the recipient of your match, with a comment indicating OIS as your school. For assistance with corporate matching please contact OIS corporate match coordinator, Taya Carlstrom.
Any questions about ONE-OIS fundraising, please contact Audrey Mao Michaels, OIS VP Fundraising. *Administrators may need to edit your installment payment amount to ensure completion within the current academic year. The OIS Parents’ Club and the Orinda Network for Education (ONE) appreciate your support of OIS. Thank you!