Supporting classroom excellence!

Excellence In Education

With State funding for public school budgets facing increasing cuts, core and peripheral programs at Oak Ridge are being challenged to maintain a consistently high level of education experience for all students.  The Foundation believes to maintain Oak Ridge’s high level of academic excellence and to reach the next level of greatness; the Oak Ridge community will need to play a larger role in filling the emerging funding gaps and challenges.

How can you help?  Now more than ever your support is critical to insure the high school experience is enriched to its fullest for all Oak Ridge students.

To address the growing needs on campus, the Foundation has kicked off its 2013 Capital Campaign, Excellence in Education.  This campaign is geared to help the community at large invest in the academic, performing arts and facility needs on the ORHS campus.  The Campaign is structured to allow an Annual Giver to contribute an amount they feel most comfortable and to target the contribution to a specific Foundation project or to the Foundation’s general fund. Your contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).  Our tax ID is 68-0442001.

  Excellence In Education Program Contribution Levels
  • $50,000 +              King of Troy  - Forest Steward!
  • $25,000                 Heritage Oak – Create a legacy of greatness!
  • $10,000                 Valley Oak – Ensure a wide view of the future!
  • $5,000                   Trojan Oak – Develop a thriving habitat!
  • $1,000                   Live Oak – Help establish a forest of excellence!
  • $500                      Gold Oak – Enable learning to branch out!
  • $100                      Blue Oak – Provide some shade for learning!
  • Up to $99              Acorn – Plant the seed for future growth! 

We hope you will make the Foundation a key part of your charitable giving every year. Since we are an all-volunteer organization, the Foundation’s administrative overhead is almost zero, and nearly 100% of the money  raised goes to enhance education and learning at Oak Ridge High School.


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Excellence in Education Funds

Foundation Fund

The Foundattion Fund is a discretionary fund used by the Foundation Board throughout the year. Dollars in the fund are used to address priorities established by the Board in the areas of Technology, Science, Performing Arts, Athletics, and other student activities or facilities.

Make a one time payment to the Foundation Fund via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button.


You can make monthly donations via PayPal to any of the Foundation Funds by clicking on the Subscribe button.  First select the monthly payment amount and the fund for your donation.

Payment Options
Direct Donation to Following Fund

Dylan Ridolfi Memorial Football Fund

The Dylan Ridolfi Memorial Football Fund has been established to honor the memory of ORHS Freshman Dylan Ridolfi. Dylan passed away from injuries received in a sledding accident on February 17th. Dyan was a rising star in the ORHS Football Program and will be missed as a teammate, fellow student and great friend. Donations made to the Dylan Ridolfi Memorial Football Fund will be used to support the ORHS football program.  

Make a one time payment to the Dylan Ridolfi Memorial Football Fund via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button.

Athletic Field Improvement Fund                                                      Goal of $35,000

Upgrading the varsity and junior varsity baseball fields has been a long awaited dream of many.  This fund was established to begin addressing the immediate needs for these facilities including a new varsity field back stop, drainage, field repairs, bleacher supports, and a new visitor bullpen as well as other sports facilities.

Make a one time payment to the Athletic Field Improvement Fund via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button.

Science & Engineering Fund                                                          Goal of $70,000

This fund provides critical field science equipment, engineering resources and additional chemistry lab resources. Further study of an outdoor learning lab and new “hands on” curriculum will also start in 2013.  

Make a one time payment to the Sciene & Engineering Fund via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button.

Visual & Performing Arts Fund                                                     Goal of $50,000

The Oak Ridge music and drama programs have a multitude of needs. Be it enhanced sound equipment, stage lighting, acoustical sound partitions, guest conductors and band instruments. These programs and students need your help to sustain and grow a high quality learning experience.

Make a one time payment to the Visual & Performing Arts Fund via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button.