the Orinda Network for Education
The Orinda Network for Education (ONE) is the centralized education foundation in Orinda. ONE was created in the spring of 2020 by the Parents’ Clubs of Sleepy Hollow, Wagner Ranch, Glorietta, Del Rey, OIS and Miramonte and the Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO). The organization simplifies and improves local fundraising across all schools, preserving critical programming and providing the necessary resources to offer a world class, nationally competitive education. ONE supports and enhances the educational experience of every student in the Orinda public school system for grades TK-12.
The mission of ONE includes the following goals:
- Raise the funds needed to maintain the level of excellence that Orinda families expect from their schools
- Provide a forum in which all Orinda Parents’ Clubs unite to work together and share best practices
- Partner with the broader Orinda community to support education in Orinda
- Build an endowment that will support Orinda schools for years to come
- Offer access to better investment opportunities by pooling Parents’ Club reserves and collecting higher rates of return
Representation & Operations
ONE is led and operated by leaders from each of the OUSD and Miramonte Parents’ Clubs. The ONE Board of Directors is composed of representatives from each school as well as up to three community member seats. Sleepy Hollow is represented on the Board by Janey McWhorter. The organization was established on the belief that we are truly stronger together. The Parents’ Clubs are committed to collaborating to maximize fundraising and access local revenue opportunities, while maintaining the unique culture and traditions at each campus.
ONE & Sleepy Hollow: Fundraising Mechanics
The fundraising structure of ONE was designed to ensure that parents’ donations directly benefit their child(ren)’s education and school. For example, donations to ONE - Sleepy Hollow flow to the school’s ONE - Sleepy Hollow account. Funds are then used to support programming, staff and resources at Sleepy Hollow. By pooling reserves and accessing community-based donations, ONE will be able to build an endowment as well as continue to support new educational opportunities and maintain the level of excellence we have come to expect.
For more information about ONE, please visit ONEOrinda.org.
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 with Federal Tax I.D. number of 94-2623617. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.