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Linda Bakshi and Hillary Weiner
EFO Vice-Presidents of Fundraising for OIS

Renee Bertenthal, Audra Chai, Soreya Evans, Kathryn Ishizu, Reka Pigniczky and Susan Scott

How We Work Together

Thanks to your donations, the Educational Foundation of Orinda is able to support all OIS students by funding core academic and enrichment programs that prepare students for high school and beyond.

EFO’s commitment to OIS students this year:

  • Funding for All Electives including Art, Chorus, Concert Band and Bulldog Band, Computer Graphics, Computer Programming, Drama, Environmental Studies, French, KOIS, Leadership, Makers’ Space, Public Speaking and Debate, Robotics, Sculpture, Spanish, String Orchestra, Video Production, Web Design, Woodworking and Yearbook

  • Instrumental Music including the OIS Bulldog Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band and Strings Orchestra

  • 100% of Library instruction

Please help your student make the most of this experience by contributing online to EFO. Every donation, regardless of amount, is valued and needed. This school year, the recommended per student donation is $650 and participation at the Leadership level begins at $2,500 per family. Visit to see if your employer will match your donation, or to tailor your gift through our installment payments option. 

The OIS Parents’ Club will also ask for your support to fund programs at OIS. Together EFO and the OIS PC ensure OIS continues to provide a superior education by providing $1 million towards teacher salaries, benefits, training and critical supplies. Please plan to make a contribution or pledge to both organizations for this school year.

On behalf of all OIS students, thank you for joining us!