Welcome to the Shaker Schools Foundation.

At the time of our establishment in 1981, the Shaker Schools Foundation was one of the first in the state of Ohio to raise funds for a public school system. During our three decades of existence, we have provided more than $3 million to programs that define the tradition of educational excellence that sets the Shaker Schools apart – both regionally and nationally. 

Throughout this website, you can see the Shaker Schools Foundation at work. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Foundation is making a positive difference in the lives of Shaker’s students.  We invite you to support our work.  For online donations, click on the "donate" button below.  For more details, click here to visit our Giving Opportunities page.

News & Announcements

Wanted: Graduation Caps and Gowns

If you have an old red or white graduation cap and gown that you are not using, please consider donating it to the PTO Council for use in a new endeavor, Senior Clap Out. More +

Giving Tuesday, November 29

Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2016, an initiative to balance the retail spending of Black Friday and Cyber Monday through charitable giving. More +

SHHS Chamber Orchestra to Compete at Lincoln Center...help them get there!

How do you get to Lincoln Center? Practice – and fundraise! More +

Attention Holiday Shoppers!

Read on to find out how your eligible purchases with Amazon will help raise money for the Shaker Schools Foundation!
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Contact Us

Shaker Schools Foundation
15600 Parkland Drive
Shaker Heights, OH  44120

Holly Coughlin, Executive Director
Sue Starrett, Director of Development
Ann Cutler, Development 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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