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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is ONE?

ONE is the Orinda Network for Education -  a collaboration between the Wagner Ranch Parents’ Club (WRPC), the Parents’ Clubs of all OUSD schools, and Miramonte High School Parents’ Club to simplify and improve school fundraising.

 

What is ONE-WR?

ONE-WR is the Parents’ Club’s fundraising campaign for ONE. We raise the money and decide how it is spent to benefit Wagner Ranch. The donations go through ONE (and your receipt will have ONE’s 501(c)(3) tax ID number) because all Orinda schools will do better, in the short and long term, by collaborating and pooling resources controlled by their Parents’ Clubs.

 

What is ONE ASK?

The One Ask is the most important part of simplifying fundraising. For many years, parents have been asked to donate to two organizations - first to the Parents’ Club, then to EFO (Educational Foundation of Orinda). The full funding of the Wagner Ranch budget depended on donations to both campaigns, but often families would give to just one, forgetting the other.

Now, there will be just One Ask to support the funding gap between what is provided by the state and what it takes to fully fund the Wagner Ranch budget: over $675,000 for the 2020-2021 school year. To support this budget, you will only be asked to make one donation - the ONE Ask - of at least $2,000 per student (or the amount that feels right for your family!).

With your support we can reach our goal of 100% participation and enable WRPC to continue funding Wagner Ranch’s essential programs and staff. The 2020/2021 Wagner Ranch ONE ASK combines the amounts requested previously by WRPC Annual Fund and EFO.

 

Is ONE just EFO with a new name?

No, it isn’t. EFO was a community-based organization that did a fantastic job raising money from parents and community members to support all Orinda schools. However, the two fundraising campaigns created some confusion. So ONE has flipped the model. ONE is led by representatives from the five Parents’ Clubs of OUSD schools and Miramonte. EFO helped the Parents’ Clubs create ONE, the funds that EFO previously raised are now controlled by ONE, and ONE will continue community fundraising. Each Parents’ Club will be responsible for its own school’s budget, fundraising from school families to meet that budget, and deciding how those funds get spent. The majority of ONE’s Board is composed of directors chosen by their Parents’ Clubs.

 

Is ONE a response to COVID-19?

No. ONE is the result of several years of discussions between the Parents’ Clubs of all six Orinda schools, EFO, and community leaders. The plan to create ONE was developed before Covid-19 and shelter-in-place. We all recognize, though, that Covid-19 may have a significant impact on our fundraising efforts this year. This is why, now, more than ever we need your support and participation!