The Shaker Schools Foundation supports all Shaker Heights City Schools students
by cultivating community resources to advance equitable access
and enhance opportunities in and out of the classroom.

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

Thank you for supporting student wellness and success at A Night for the Red & White!

Please watch our special Celebrating Generations of Shaker and Foundation Mission videos that were shown at our event.

Donor Appreciation Report

Take a look inside our Annual Donor Appreciation Report to see all the ways your support matters. Now it’s time to come together to advance Shaker students further, together! Make your donation to the Advancing Shaker Annual Appeal to support our students where and when they need it most.

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

Stasia Vavruska, President
Carter Strang, Vice President
Cathy Belk, Treasurer
Cathy Zbanek, Secretary

Jennifer Lawry Adams
Eileen Anderson
Michael Bowen
Lawrence Burnley
Kevin L. Clayton
Pawan K. Divakarla
Mark Freeman (Life Trustee)
David Glasner, Superintendent
Christopher Hunter

Jeffrey Isaacs, Board of Education Liaison
Ramona Lowery
Cliff Mendelsohn
Dorothea Polster
Lisa Nersesian Richardson
Phillip Rowland-Seymour
Tricia Stevenson
Doug Wang
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

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

Shaker Schools Foundation, 15600 Parkland Drive, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120

216-295-4329 / orazi_l@shaker.org