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.
Betsy Werbel, SHHS Class of ‘92, Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm, Hosted by Erica Rivera (SHHS c/o '93) and Geraldo Rivera
Join proud Shaker alum Betsy Werbel to hear about her journey from Shaker to Broadway, where she joined the companies of Les Miserables and Wicked, then toured with those productions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Betsy will entertain audiences with a few songs in addition to tales of her adventures.
Betsy is also a philanthropist and co-founder of the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund, named in honor of her brother, Brian, who died in 2007.
Andrew Sords, SHHS Class of ‘03, Thursday, April 19th, 7pm, Hosted by Amy and Marc Morgenstern (SHHS Class of ‘68)
World-renowned violinist Andrew Sords will discuss his career in the arts, his ties to the Shaker Heights community, his philanthropic endeavors and his plan to return to Shaker to make it his home base. A former pupil of David Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Andrew has appeared as a soloist with celebrated conductors and orchestras throughout the world. He will entertain the audience with a few brief selections from his repertoire.