Eight to be inducted into the Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2019!

Congratulations to the newest members of the Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame! The 2019 class is comprised of eight men and women who have made significant contributions to the fields of health and medicine, law and justice, government, arts and culture, and athletics. Read more to see the full list of names and their accomplishments!

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.

Our Mission in Action



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.

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 welcomes individual contributions in any amount for the Annual Fund, Special Projects, and gifts in honor or memory of someone.