October 11 & 12, 2019

The Shaker Schools Foundation and Shaker School’s Alumni Relations are honoring our 2019 Shaker Alumni Hall of Fame weekend on October 10-11, 2019.

Our Class of 2019 Hall of Fame inductees are to be announced.

Shaker neighbors, families, alumni and community members are invited to welcome the Class of 2019 inductees at our special dinner held on October 11. Check back here for more details on the ceremony and dinner.

2018 Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee Weekend

Dr. Abby Goulder Abelson, ‘72, chair of the Cleveland Clinic Department of Rheumatic & Immunologic Diseases and president of the Rheumatology Research Foundation; Michael Green, ‘80, founder and CEO of the Center for Environmental Health; David A. Hansell, ‘71, commissioner of Child Welfare Services for New York City; Judy Harris, ‘66, senior counsel and past managing partner of Reed Smith, who also served in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and at the Federal Communications Commission, and is a mental health advocate; Aaron David Miller, ‘67, vice president for new initiatives, distinguished fellow and director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a CNN global affairs analyst; Kathy Roth-Douquet, ‘82, attorney, author, military family advocate, and CEO of Blue Star Families; Jamil Smith, ‘93, renowned journalist and senior writer at Rolling Stone Magazine; and Abdul Williams, ‘90, film writer and winner of the 2018 NAACP Image Award for outstanding writing for the BET miniseries, “The New Edition Story.”


A Night for the Red & White will be held March 7, 2020, 7 pm at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown! Check back here for ticketing information and more details closer to the date.

Thank you to all of our 2019 supporters that attended the Red & White on March 2 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown.

Shaker Speaks Series

Each “Shaker Speaks” event features Shaker alumni who will share their insights and invite participants to listen, learn, discuss and connect about the issues and ideas. Proceeds from the event support the Shaker Schools Foundation.

Only 50 tickets will be available for each event unless otherwise specified. Tickets are $50 and each evening will be hosted in Shaker Heights.

Light refreshments will be served at all events. Directions and final event details will be emailed the month prior to the event.

Buy tickets for any or all events by clicking the ticket button below.

Aaron David Miller, Class of ’67, Date is T.B.D.


Join us for a fascinating, interactive conversation with Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. For two decades, Aaron served in the Department of State as an analyst, negotiator and adviser on Middle Eastern issues to Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State. He has written five books, including his most recent, The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, and his column “Reality Check” appears in Foreign Policy Magazine. He is a CNN Global Affairs Analyst and a frequent commentator on NPR, BBC and Sirius XM Radio. Aaron was inducted into the Shaker Schools Hall of Fame in 2018.

Thank you to Mariama Whyte, Class of ’93!



A sold-out crowd enjoyed an evening with Mariama Whyte, Class of ’93, on March 14 as she entertained the audience with songs and stories of her life as a singer and performer. The event was hosted at the home of Annette Sutherland, Class of ’77, and was the first in this year’s Shaker Speaks series featuring talented Shaker alumni. Read more about Mariama.

Mariama has wowed audiences in leading roles with the Broadway national tours of The Lion King and The Color Purple and in numerous productions with The Cleveland Playhouse and Karamu House, among many other venues. The evening included a very special duet with Mariama’s sister, Miata Hunter, Class of ’92, principal of Shaker Middle School. They were accompanied on the piano by another Class of ’92 alum, Larry Harris, making it a true Shaker evening!

Homecoming 2018


September 28 & 29

The Shaker Schools Foundation and Shaker School’s Alumni Relations would like to thank the entire community for coming out to celebrate Shaker at the many Homecoming and Hall of Fame events on September 28-29, 2018!

We are especially grateful to the eight newest inductees into the Shaker Alumni Hall of Fame. On Friday, September 28th, they addressed students at an assembly at the High School and then met with smaller groups of students with similar interests to share their expertise and words of advice. Read some of their inspiring remarks in the Shakerite article. The inductees were honored at a dinner at Shaker Country Club on Saturday night.

Shaker neighbors, families, alumni and community members enjoyed a Friday night event at the Dealership on September 28th and a family festival and winning football game by the Shaker Raiders on Saturday, September 29th. Go Raiders!

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