Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner

Help us honor the 2018 alumni inductees into the Shaker Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 29 at Shaker Heights Country Club! The deadline to purchase tickets is September 21. For tickets and more information click here.  The Hall of Fame dinner is part of a community-wide Homecoming Weekend Celebration that includes family fun, football, alumni gatherings, and more. [More info]

Shaker Schools Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Foundation makes a difference in the lives of Shaker students each and every day by supporting academics, enrichment, fine arts programming, STEAM innovation, student travel, and more. Established in 1981, the Shaker Schools Foundation was one of the first in the nation to raise funds for a public school system. Since that time, we have raised more than $3.5 million to support the mission of excellence, equity, and exploration that sets the Shaker schools apart. Your support can make the difference for today’s students and for generations to come.

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September 28 & 29

All Shaker residents are invited to “Come Home to Shaker” for a community homecoming celebration.

On Friday, September 28, adults are invited to the Dealership at 3558 Lee Road from 7-11 pm for an evening of music, food, and festivities.

On Saturday, September 29, come enjoy a free pre-game festival on the Oval with food trucks and activities for all ages, from 11 am to 1 pm. Kickoff for the big game is 1 pm vs. Elyria High School (purchase tickets at the gate).


Saturday, September 29 at 6:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the newest inductees to the Shaker Heights High School Hall of Fame at a dinner at Shaker Heights Country Club. Dinner starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $60/ person and advance reservations are required.

Since 1986, we have honored over 270 Shaker graduates, including renowned artists, authors, musicians, and athletes, award-winning scientists, educators, and entrepreneurs, and leaders in business, government, law and philanthropy. Hall of Fame inductees are movers and shakers who are paying it forward to the next generation.

Our Impact

Keeping the Arts Front and Center

In 2017, the Shaker Heights High School chamber orchestra was invited to compete in the National Orchestra Cup Competition at Lincoln Center in New York City, where they earned second-runner up. The Shaker Schools Foundation provided travel scholarships to several players, including Maverick Wilson, Class of ‘17. “The Foundation made it possible for me to go on this trip, as well as travel to Europe with the orchestra when I was a sophomore,” says Maverick.

Learn more about how those experiences opened new doors for Maverick and led him to study international business in college.

Building Community with Shaker’s First Class

The Shaker Schools Foundation helped to secure major funding for Shaker’s First Class, the District’s full-day, two-year PreK program that serves a diverse cohort of families. Using the International Baccalaureate program, Shaker’s First Class builds community and provides enriching experiences for the students and their families. “The rich content and diversity in the class were very important to us,” says parent Barbara Fedor. “It’s more about understanding the world around them, not just memorization.”

Learn more about how Shaker’s First Class is enriching Shaker’s youngest learners.

Your Support Matters

Innovation Fund

Gifts to the Innovation Fund support STEAM initiatives for Shaker students throughout the District at every grade level. Your support provides hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, using 3D printers, lasers and other emerging technologies.

Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund provide much-needed operational support that enables the Foundation to raise money for the Shaker Heights City Schools. Recent examples include the purchase of the Planetarium’s Star Machine, the Innovative Center for online learning, and instruments for the band program.

Legacy Fund

The Legacy Fund is a permanent endowment to provide long-term, substantial support to the Shaker Schools in the areas of academia, arts, technology, health and fitness, and special initiatives. Bequests, trusts, other planned gifts, and outright gifts are welcome.

More Ways to Give

The Shaker Schools Foundation also welcomes individual contributions in any amount for the following: Donation in Memory or Honor, Special Projects, Endow a Seat.