Raise a Glass to the Shaker Schools! 

Tap into a “Collective” effort to support the Shaker Schools at the first inaugural Beer Fest hosted by Craft Collective at The Van Aken District on August 7!  Sample beer from ten local breweries as you enjoy live music and food by Farmer’s Feast at the Van Aken District. 

Tickets are $25 each and are on sale now. (Adults 21 and over, please.) 

A portion of the ticket proceeds supports student opportunity assistance for Shaker students at every grade level, including:

  • Field Trips and Visits – for arts and cultural experiences, STEM learning, and to explore higher education and career opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship and Mentoring – such as hands-on learning at SoulCraft CLE, leadership programs, and speakers 
  • International Travel – financial support for students to participate in overseas travel and cultural exchange opportunities with the band, orchestra, choir, world language programs, and service trips
  • Woodbury 6th Grade Camp – scholarships for students to participate in an outdoor overnight camping experience that promotes team-building among the entire 6th-grade class

If you cannot attend but would like to support these initiatives, we welcome your donation to the Educational Equity Fund.

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Celebrating Generations of Shaker 

On Saturday, March 5, 2022, we will celebrate 30 years of supporting the Shaker schools at A Night for the Red & White! The festivities will begin at 7 pm at the newly renovated Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, with dinner, dancing, student performances, and silent auction. Music will be provided by the No Name Band, featuring Shaker’s own municipal Judge K.J. Montgomery (who is also the mother of two Shaker graduates). 

Save us a spot on your dance card for this in-person event with a virtual opportunity for our out-of-town Shaker friends. Stay tuned for more information on our website and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

As part of this momentous occasion, the Shaker Schools Foundation would like to highlight families who represent multiple generations of Shaker students. If this sounds like your family, or you know of a Shaker family that fits that description, we want to hear from you! Email us! ​

To see the stories of Shaker families with multiple generations, click on the button below. Check back throughout the year to see who you know! We’ll also be sharing their stories on social media, so be sure to follow us. 

The Red & White Committee Wants YOU! Calling all alumni, parents, and community members: share your time and talents with us to help make this 30th-anniversary gala celebration the best one yet. We can use your help with registration, graphic design, silent auction, and more! Contact us to explore how you can help. 

For more information on the Red & White visit our website at shakerschoolsfoundation.org/events.

Help Students Explore, Create and Grow!  

This summer, opportunity scholarships are helping Shaker students try their hand at something new: like building with Legos, 3D game design, scouting, soccer, basketball, tennis, and youth theatre.

Two funds managed by the Shaker Schools Foundation help make it possible. Beyond the Desk scholarships help students explore an extracurricular activity outside of school, while Level the Playing Field scholarships support participation in youth team sports through the Shaker Recreation Department and the Shaker Youth Sports leagues.

You can help provide equitable access to opportunities for our students, both in and beyond the classroom, all year round, with your donation.

Welcome to our New Board Members

As we begin our new fiscal year (as of July 1), we welcome three new members to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees:

Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Burnley is vice president for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Dayton, and co-founder of Inclusive Engagements, LLC. Larry is a 1974 graduate of Shaker Heights High School and holds a Ph.D. in history of American education from the University of Pennsylvania with a minor research emphasis in multicultural issues in education; a master’s of divinity from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a B.A. with honors in African American studies from the University of Cincinnati. 

Tricia Stevenson Khayat is director of the Nonprofit Consulting Center at Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU). She holds a B.S. in chemistry from Villanova University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University. She and her husband Clark (SHHS 1989) have two Shaker graduates and a current Shaker student.

Ramona Lowery is commissioner of the City of Cleveland’s water pollution control (sewer) department. Ramona began her career at WPC in 1996 as the first woman and first Black engineer on staff. She is a 1989 graduate of Shaker Heights High School and holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Cleveland State University and a dual master’s of business administration and public administration from the University of Phoenix. She and her husband are the parents of a Shaker graduate and a current Shaker student.

We are grateful for all of the talents, time, and expertise our Board members share with us in service to our schools and community. Read their bios.

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Thank You to Our 2021 Corporate Partners!

Our thanks to the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum for supporting our high school entrepreneurs! We look forward to sharing their stories over the summer on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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

216.295.4329 / shakerschoolsfoundation.org