Giving Tuesday Challenge Met! Thank You!
Our generous community of alumni, parents, staff and community members exceeded the $11,500 match and donated OVER $24,000 during the two week Giving Tuesday Challenge. Including the $11,500 in matching funds, we raised a total of $35,500 from 110 donors! These funds will assist the Shaker Schools Foundation in its mission to provide resources to enrich the educational experiences of all students in the Shaker Heights City Schools.
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.
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.
Board of Trustees
Dorothea Polster, President
Stasia Vavruska, Vice President
Doug Wang, Treasurer
Cathy Zbanek, Secretary
Pawan K. Divakarla
Mark Freeman (Life Trustee)
Ayesha Bell Hardaway
Lisa Nersesian Richardson
Annette Tucker Sutherland
Nancy Karr, Chair
Jennifer Lawry Adams
Peter Lawson Jones
Deborah Ratner, Emeritus
Our Mission in Motion
SERVING UP COFFEE WITH A SIDE OF LIFE SKILLS
The Shaker Schools Foundation partners with the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum to support entrepreneurial ventures for our students. One example of that grant funding at work is a popular student-operated coffee cart at Shaker Heights High School.
Two days per week, the students in the multiple disability units at Shaker Heights High School team up with peers who are enrolled in the financial literacy class to sell coffee to staff members throughout the building. Read more.