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The Shaker Schools Foundation is seeking a part-time Marketing and Communications consultant. See the full job description by clicking the button below. Contact Holly Coughlin, Executive Director, at 216-295-4325 with any additional questions. Please send your resume and cover letter to coughlin_h@shaker.org.

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Our History

Now celebrating our 40th year, the Shaker Schools Foundation has long been a pioneer in public education philanthropy. Since then, we have raised more than $7.5 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 Board of Trustees

Carter Strang, President
Cathy Zbanek, Vice President
Cathy Belk, Treasurer
Ramona Lowery, Secretary

Jennifer Lawry Adams
Eileen Anderson
Michael Bowen
Kevin L. Clayton
Nicol Coxon
Mity Fowler
Mark Freeman
David Glasner, Superintendent
Christopher Hunter

Jeffrey Isaacs, Board of Education Liaison
Cliff Mendelsohn
Barbara Nolan
Philip Rowland-Seymour
Scott Shelfer
Tricia Stevenson
Stasia Vavruska
Brittany Webb

Advisory Committee

Anne Borchert, Co-chair
Nancy Karr, Co-chair
Joanie Adler
Jamie Babbit
Maxine Isaacs
Kathryn Jones
Peter Lawson Jones

Jane Kirkhoff
Barb Miller
Michele Minter
K.J. Montgomery
Chris Nance
Marjorie Newman
Zachary Paris
Terry Pollack

Jennifer Proe
Deborah Ratner, Emeritus
Ronald Ratner
Susan Ratner
Robin Weaver
Caroline Weingart
Steve Weitzner
Mariama Whyte

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Holly Coughlin, Executive Director
Laura Orazi, Director of Development
Erica Verderber, Senior Administrative Assistant
Sharon Galin, Alumni Liaison
Megan Hanger, Development Associate

Shaker Schools Foundation, Ph: 216-295-4329, Email: orazi_l@shaker.org

Shaker Schools Alumni, Ph: 216-295-4877, Email: shakeralumni@shaker.org

15600 Parkland Drive, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120

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