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 $17,975 has been donated through the Mini Grant program. PDF Listing of Grants. The 2018-2019 mini grant projects are displayed on this page.

How to DonateYou 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



ORAA does not request or require membership dues and we pass on 100% of donations (minus paypal fees) to our causes. Please help us cover our administrative costs with a small donation!




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.

​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. 

The ORHS Mascot "Bob D Cat" is in need of new threads! The current suit is so old the cloth is literally falling apart. It also has no fan, which makes the suit hot and rather unsafe to wear. Please help the ORHS Athletic Department purchase this new costume. For more information, contact Athletic Director Andy Lathrop at

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.

​PDF of Donations and Disbursements

​Donations in memory of ORHS teacher Phyllis Pomerleau were used for a scholarship to a graduating ORHS Senior who intends to develop a career in K-12 teaching.

PDF of Donations and Scholarship Winners

(This scholarship has been discontinued) 

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

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.  

PDF of Scholarship Winners 2010-2018 

PDF of Service Award Winners 2015-2018

"Bob D Cat" ORHS Mascot Fundraiser

​(Goal: $600 Raised: $48.60)


MW-MOH Cross School Event Fund

Donations to this fund will be put toward sponsoring community building activities that bring together Mast Way and Moharimet elementary students within each grade level. These joint events may be comprised of activities such as: community service projects, UNH Browne Center relationship/team building programs, charitable road races and more!
PDF of Donations and Disbursements