Shaker alumni fondly recall their excellent education and credit Shaker Heights City Schools for helping them develop skills and competencies which led to their personal and professional success. Many Shaker alumni have made significant contributions in a wide range of fields, changing their communities and the world in meaningful ways. The Shaker Schools Foundation is delighted to honor exceptional Shaker Heights High School alumni by inducting them into our Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame.

Since 1986, the Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame has honored almost 300 Shaker graduates. The ranks include renowned artists, authors, musicians, athletes; award-winning scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in business, government, law and philanthropy. View a current list of inductees.

We invite you to nominate a Shaker Heights High School graduate who has shown a lifetime commitment to the Shaker Schools’ aspirations of excellence, equity and exploration. All nominations for the Hall of Fame Class of 2020 must be received by Friday, May 1, 2020.

A nominee must:
1. Be a Shaker graduate who graduated at least 10 years ago
2. Be distinguished and recognized by their peers in their field of endeavor
3. Have made significant contributions in a local, state, national or international arena
4. Be a positive role model for current Shaker students

Nominations for the 2020 Hall of Fame Class will be accepted through May 1, and may come from the community at large.

Many outstanding nominations are received every year. Candidates must be able to attend the Hall of Fame assembly and address Shaker students to share their wisdom. The Hall of Fame Committee will ensure that the candidate is available for the events. The dates for this year’s events are October 16-17, 2020.

– High School Student Assembly: Friday morning, October 16, 2020, Large Auditorium at the High School
– Hall of Fame Induction Dinner: Saturday evening, October 17, 2020, Shaker Country Club

Please fully complete the following nomination form. In order for our Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame committee members to thoroughly consider your nominee, please include as much information as possible, including specific facts and figures regarding the nominee’s career, special honors, peer recognition, published works, public service and other details which paint a complete and compelling portrait of the nominee. We also welcome letters providing supporting documentation submitted by others who know the nominee. This additional information may be submitted to

Each nomination is only considered in the year it is submitted. If you would like to re-submit a previous candidate for consideration, please update the form below so that all information is complete and current.