Our volunteers feel that no matter what role they play or how much time they give, their efforts positively impact the tools our teachers use and provide life-changing initiatives that enhance how students in our district learn.  The foundation is managed by a board of directors who are all volunteer lay leaders dedicated to supporting 21st century learning that offers our students the opportunities to succeed in a competitive, global economy. We encourage you to explore our volunteer opportunities and consider lending a hand.

For more information, call us at 216-831-8600 x. 5001 or complete the form below.

The board of directors is made up of a group of volunteers who are responsible for policy, strategic planning, fundraising and the distribution of funds. To strengthen the partnership between the foundation and the school, two members of the School Board of Education and the district’s superintendent hold seats on foundation board. Members of the board are expected to attend monthly meetings, which are typically held the third Wednesday of every month during the school year, and special events such as the annual meeting and Wild for Orange fundraiser.

We look beyond our board of directors to help fulfill the foundation’s mission to support, enhance and promote excellence in education at Orange Schools. Through our six standing committees, volunteers develop initiatives and assist in implementation. Some recent projects include revamping the grant submission process, creating a new website, soliciting feedback from the community via survey, and exploring additional ways to impact the district such as capital campaigns and partnering with area STEM-related corporations.

Volunteering on a committee allows for flexibility in the time you are able to give and tasks to which you can contribute. We currently have a particular need for additional members for our fund development and marketing committees. Assistance needed includes brand awareness, storytelling, community awareness, alumni relations, social media posting, website content management, fundraising, corporate relations, donor relations, financial planning and corporate giving.

Are you interested in supporting Orange Schools Foundation but are already balancing a lot of professional, personal and volunteer roles? Below are a few ways in which you can volunteer a little bit of your time or skill-set to help progress our mission.

  • Take a few high-quality photographs of our funded grants in action for use for marketing purposes.
  • Interview a teacher and student for a short (300-500 words) overview/story of a funded project.
  • Write short stories (300-500 words) about funded projects from interviews done by others or ones you have done.
  • Be an approved social media blogger on our Instagram and/or Facebook pages.
  • Assist with media relations and identifying news-worthy stories to share.
  • Write a short article (300-500 words) related to non-profit donation strategies, such as tax advantages, designated fund creation, etc.
  • Come to us with other volunteer ideas.

Save the Date, Sunday, April 5, 2020!   Interested in helping us plan our big event?  Committees include; sponsorship, marketing, raffle procurement and management, day of assistance.  Contact Marci Novak marcinovak1@yahoo.com with your interest!

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