Presented by The Friends of the Shaker Schools Foundation
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7 pm
Hilton Cleveland Downtown
100 Lakeside Avenue, East
Cleveland, OH 44114
Advance reservation only.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.
What is A Night for the Red & White?
A Night for the Red & White is a celebration of our community and our schools working together to raise funds for enrichment activities focusing on the arts, humanities, technology, health and fitness in the Shaker Heights City School District. The event is hosted by the Friends of the Shaker Schools Foundation, a large and diverse group of volunteers who work closely with the Shaker Schools Foundation.
What is the Shaker Schools Foundation and how does A Night for the Red & White support its mission?
Both the Shaker Schools Foundation and A Night for the Red & White are organizations primarily consisting of volunteers who raise funds to provide enrichment programs for the students of the Shaker Heights City School District. The Shaker Schools Foundation focuses its efforts on teacher grants, student awards and substantial, long-range capital programs such as the renovation and restoration of the High School auditoriums, and the establishment of a permanent endowment known as the Legacy Fund. The proceeds from A Night for the Red & White are used on more immediate programs as listed below.
When and where is the next event?
A Night for the Red & White will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m., at the new Hilton Cleveland Downtown on Lakeside Avenue, East, Cleveland, Ohio. Each year, more than 750 enthusiastic supporters attend the festive gala, which includes buffet-style dining, dancing, silent auction, student art show and student performances.
How much has been raised by A Night for the Red & White… and how will the proceeds be used?
Since the first benefit in 1992, more than $2.5 million has been raised for the enrichment of arts, humanities, and technology. Next year the funds will again be used for the enrichment of technology, arts, humanities, and health and fitness.
Property taxes support the schools. Why hold a benefit?
The Shaker schools are known for their traditionally high level of public support through bond issues and tax levies. However, private contributors have donated funds for items above and beyond the responsibilities of the district’s budget. Your donation will serve to perpetuate and strengthen this tradition of generosity.
Are contributions tax-deductible?
Does your company have a matching gift program?
Your ticket donation to A Night for the Red & White is tax-deductible minus the goods and services. Please contact your Human Resource Department to determine if your company has a matching gift program.
Where may I obtain further information?
Information is available by contacting:
• Executive Director of the Shaker Schools Foundation at (216) 295-4325.
• A Night for the Red & White 2017 Executive Co-chairs: Tracy Peebles at 216-401-6754 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Theresa Walsh at 216-502-0986 / email@example.com.
A Night for the Red & White was started in 1992 by several parents who wanted to raise money for technology enrichment. The first event was to be held at the new Heinen’s at Shaker Towne Center, but when the attendance topped 300 the benefit was moved to the Omni Hotel adjacent to the Cleveland Clinic. This first Red & White raised approximately $42,220 for our students. The gala remained at the Omni through 1998, and each year the attendance grew. By 1999, when the party was moved to TRW, the number of partygoers was 850. Next came three years at the Cleveland Browns Stadium and then a year at the State Theatre. The next six years were at the InterContinental Hotel, then at Landerhaven for the following three years and at the Tudor Arms Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton for the past four years. Over 750 partygoers continue to enjoy the event each year with the profits for our students totaling over $2.5 million.