Pam Raiford Memorial Fund
Martin Brewer Shakespeare Fund
Donations in memory of ORHS English teacher Martin Brewer will be used to realize his desire to bring professional Shakespeare productions to ORHS. One performance costs about $2,700. PDF of Donations and Disbursements.
Phyllis Pomerleau Scholarship
Lou Mroz Social Justice Fund
General Teachers Memorial Fund
Donate in memory of any Oyster River teacher here. ORAA will work with the district to find an appropriate scholarship or educational program to give it to. Specify teacher name in "notes" section of transaction.
DONATE TO ORAA CAUSES!
Mini Grants: ORAA gives small grants ($300 each) to fund innovative Oyster River classroom projects that are not being supported by the district budget. To date $10,045 has been donated through the Mini Grant program. PDF Listing of Grants. See 2016-2017 mini grant projects in the green text box below!
ORAA Scholarship: ORAA awards an annual scholarship to an ORHS graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in Oyster River community organizing. The ORAA Service Award is given to a junior or senior who has volunteered a significant amount of time and energy helping ORAA with fundraising events and generating student awareness.
The Teachers Memorial Fund: Allows alumni and friends to donate in the name of a favorite teacher who has passed away. ORAA will consult with the school district to select an appropriate scholarship or educational program to receive the donation. There are also several specific teacher memorial funds to choose from.
ORCSD Mental Health Fund: Donations to this fund will be used toward resources that will help support the mental health of Oyster River students, with an emphasis on suicide prevention.
Peter Grant Climbing Wall Fund: Donations in memory of Class of 1992 alum Peter Grant will be put toward the construction of a climbing wall in the ORHS gymnasium.
How to Donate: You can donate online or mail a check, payable to "ORAA" (write the designation in the subject line) to: Oyster River Alumni Association, P.O. Box 320, Durham, NH 03824
DONATIONS TO THE GENERAL FUND
Donations in memory of ORHS teacher Phyllis Pomerleau will be used for a scholarship to a graduating ORHS Senior who intends to develop a career in K-12 teaching.
Donations in memory of ORHS teacher Lou Mroz will support ORHS Social Studies curriculum, class field trips, guest speakers, and clubs that explore Social Justice issues.
Donations to this fund will be used to support the construction of a new playground for Mast Way Elementary School. The playground committee needs to raise $20,000 by the end of December 2016 to purchase a key piece of equipment. Please make a tax-deductible donation today!
Donations over $250 please send a check payable to "Oyster River Alumni Association" (write "Mast Way Playground Fund" in the subject line) to ORAA, P.O. Box 320, Durham NH 03824.
The fund will also occasionally support ORHS students who need financial support in order to participate in Social Justice programs/projects.
PDF of Donations and Disbursements.
Donations in memory of ORHS social studies teacher Pam Raiford will fund particular ORHS programs that were close to Pam's heart. ORAA will choose programs in consultation with Pam's family and ORHS staff/administration.
ORAA Scholarship Fund & ORAA Service Award
A $300 annual scholarship goes to an ORHS graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in Oyster River community organizing. We hope that this scholarship will help inspire a future generation of ORAA leadership. The ORAA Service Award ($100) is given to a junior or senior or who has performed significant volunteer work for ORAA over the course of the year.
Mast Way Playground Fund
Peter Grant Climbing Wall Fund