Shaker Students Design, Dream and Do!

 

As we begin a new year and a new decade, the Shaker Schools Foundation remains firmly committed to supporting exciting and innovative ways for Shaker Students to learn by doing! The short video below, produced by Shaker alumna Maddie Hertz, Class of 2015, showcases just some of the ways your gifts are helping to move Shaker students full STEAM ahead in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and mathematics. Thank you for your continued support of the Shaker Schools!

Our Mission

The Shaker Schools Foundation provides resources to enrich the educational experiences of students of the

Shaker Heights City Schools. The Shaker Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Our History

Established in 1981, the Shaker Schools Foundation was one of the first in the nation to raise funds for a public school system. Since then, we have raised more than $3 million to support the tradition of excellence that sets the Shaker schools apart. Through the robust support of individual donors, community partners, and grants from local and national foundations, we are able to make a difference in the lives of all Shaker students at every grade level throughout the District.

Our Staff

Holly Coughlin, Executive Director
Laura Orazi, Director of Development
Erica Verderber, Senior Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Proe, Social Media and Marketing Associate
Holly Wang, Development Associate
Sharon Galin, Alumni Liaison

Board of Trustees

Dorothea Polster, President
Stasia Vavruska, Vice President
Doug Wang, Treasurer
Cathy Zbanek, Secretary

Eileen Anderson
Cathy Belk
Michael Bowen
Pawan K. Divakarla
Mark Freeman (Life Trustee)
David Glasner
Ayesha Bell Hardaway
William McGovern
Cliff Mendelsohn

Lisa Nersesian Richardson
Philip Rowland-Seymour
Paul Sauerland
Carter Strang
Brian Sullivan
Annette Tucker Sutherland
Brittany Webb
Fred Widen
Tom Wise

Advisory Committee

Anne Borchert, Co-chair
Nancy Karr, Co-chair
Jennifer Lawry Adams
Joanie Adler
Jamie Babbit
Maxine Isaacs

Kathryn Jones
Peter Lawson Jones
Barb Miller
K.J. Montgomery
Chris Nance
Marjorie Newman

Zach Paris
Terry Pollack
Deborah Ratner, Emeritus
Ronald Ratner
Susan Ratner
Robin Weaver