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Shaker Schools Foundation’s mission is simple and singular: To provide essential resources to enrich the educational experiences of students of the Shaker Heights City Schools.

Through the help of generous donations from individuals like you, plus gifts from corporations and grants from other foundations, SSF is able to put our Mission in Motion by providing funds for classroom resources and experiences that enrich learning for all Shaker students.


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New Raider Athletic Center and Dedicated Wrestling Room

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Attention Raider Athletes and Fans! 

The Shaker Heights City School District, in partnership with the Shaker Schools Foundation, has committed to supporting the development of a new Raider Athletic Center and Dedicated Wrestling Room that will greatly enhance fitness programming for our students. You can view more information about the spaces and goals here. Your gift, along with those from other parents, alumni, and friends, can help provide Shaker students with these important resources for athletics and life-long fitness. Thank you for your consideration!

View more information and “before” and “after” pics here.










Future Raider Athletic Center and Weight Room

Fernway Forward: Almost to the Finish Line

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Fernway steps
We are close to closing the gap on the final funding required to make the Fernway playground transformation complete. Your gift will help us put the finishing touches on this amazing effort and will provide a wonderful, welcoming back-to-school message for our students and teachers. Please consider thanking one of our Fernway teachers with a gift to the Fernway campaign in their honor by clicking on the Donate Now button. Or, click on the Sponsor button for more information about benches, tables and bike racks.

Check out the video below of a tour of Fernway with Mr. Hayward. We’re so excited to welcome students and teachers back to Fernway!

Support Raider Football!

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Shaker Heights Football Family, Friends, and Fans:

Thank you for taking the time to view our fundraiser page! The Shaker Heights Football Program has been fortunate to be able to conduct several fundraisers with the help of small business. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial stress the pandemic has caused those small businesses, we didn’t feel it was appropriate to ask them to support us at this time. However, we do still need to find a way to offset the costs, for the 100+ players that will be competing for us this upcoming season. Your support will help us offer a higher quality high school football experience. Please spread the word about our fundraiser by sharing this link with your friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other means necessary. Thank you!

Coach Nicholson provides more information about the program here 

Thank you! Your support makes a difference for our student-athletes!

Rashad L. Burnley Minority Achievement Memorial Fund


Rashad L. Burnley, graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1997. As a member of the Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars Program, Rashad shared his remarkable gifts of scholarship and leadership with younger African American males to help them find success in school. The Rashad L. Burnley Minority Achievement Memorial Fund was established as an endowed fund in 2000 to honor his legacy by furthering the work of the MAC Scholars.

August 2, 2020, is the 21st anniversary of Rashad’s passing. The family would like to commemorate this time by encouraging donations to the Memorial Fund in his memory. Your gift will support commencement awards for MAC Scholars who have made outstanding academic progress and will provide other opportunities for growth and learning for Shaker’s MAC Scholars and MAC Sister Scholars. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Rashad L. Burnley Minority Achievement Memorial Fund to ensure that his high ideals will continue to influence Shaker’s students.

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Help Support the Shaker Sports Boosters!

field hockey team with Eric Juli
shaker baseball team

The Boosters support all Shaker athletes and all of our teams with the resources they need to excel. Your financial contribution allows Shaker Sports Boosters to enhance the programs and initiatives that support our student-athletes.

Read more to find out how your donation can make a difference to our student-athletes! For more information on the Sports Boosters visit


Donor Impact Report

This Donor Impact Report is our way of sharing our deep appreciation for your generosity and demonstrating the many ways we put your donations to work in service of our mission.

Special Initiatives

The Legacy Fund provides a permanent source of income to ensure Shaker’s tradition of excellence continues for future generations. Please call Executive Director Holly Coughlin at 216-295-4329 to discuss gift types, levels and designations.

The Travel Assistance Fund helps Shaker students expand their worldview and experience other cultures through international travel.

The Innovation Fund supports STEAM initiatives that provide hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Other Named Funds provide support for a variety of programs. The full list of funds can be found here.

Ways to Give

The Shaker Schools Foundation welcomes gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations in any amount and in a variety of forms.

Learn more about the Foundation’s different Ways to Give.