Welcome to the Shaker Schools Foundation.

Established in 1981, the Shaker Schools Foundation was one of the first in the nation to raise funds for a public school system. Since then, we have raised more than $3 million to support the tradition of excellence that sets the Shaker schools apart. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Foundation is making a difference in the lives of Shaker students by supporting academics, enrichment, fine arts programming, student travel, and more. We invite you to learn more about our giving initiatives and make a positive contribution with your donation. Thank you for your support!  


News & Announcements

Eight Selected for Shaker Heights High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2018

The newest class of the Shaker Heights High School Alumni Hall of Fame is comprised of eight men and women who have made significant contributions to the fields of health and medicine, law, foreign policy, advocacy, journalism, and arts and culture.

The 2018 inductees into the Shaker Heights High School Alumni Hall of Fame are:

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Shaker Homecoming and Hall of Fame Weekend, September 28-29, 2018

The community is invited to celebrate Homecoming Weekend! Register online for Raider Nation Community Night Out on Friday, September 28 or to purchase tickets for the Alumni Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday, September 29. Read more to learn about the weekend of events for the entire family! More +

Fundraising for Fernway

There has been a generous outpouring of concern and support for the students, teachers and staff who are affected by the fire on July 10th at Fernway Elementary School. Shaker is a strong, caring community! 

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Chris Richardson named a top 10 finalist in the Cleveland Veale Venture Challenge!

Congratulations to graduating Shaker senior Chris Richardson, who was named a top 10 finalist in the Cleveland Veale Venture Challenge! More +

Support the new Innovation Fund within the Shaker Schools Foundation

This fund will support the District's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiative that includes hands-on labs focused on cultivating creativity, design, collaboration, and innovative thinking. More +
Take the Shaker 100 Challenge

Take the Shaker 100 Challenge

Be one of the final 18 out of 100 supporters of the Shaker Schools to donate $100 to the Shaker Schools Foundation in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class of Shaker. We hope you take the challenge! Just follow these easy steps: More +

Save the Date for Homecoming 2018! September 28 - 29

Fernway Fund, Annual Fund and All Other Donations:

Contact Us

Shaker Schools Foundation
15600 Parkland Drive
Shaker Heights, OH  44120

Holly Coughlin, Executive Director
Laura Orazi, Director of Development
Erica Verderber, Senior Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Proe, Social Media and Marketing Associate
Holly Wang, Development Associate


Guided by its mission to provide resources to enrich the educational experiences of students of the Shaker Heights City School District, the Foundation supports:

Academic Enrichment
- Activities that enhance all areas of Shaker's academics
Technology - Equipment & software to infuse technology into learning
Opportunity Assistance - Funding for extra-curricular activities for disadvantaged students
Exceptional Opportunities - Activities for students who excel in specific areas

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