Donor Appreciation Report Spring 2020
Officers and Trustees 2019-2020
Shaker Schools Foundation Officers
Dorothea Polster, President Stasia Vavruska, Vice President Doug Wang, Treasurer Cathy Zbanek, Secretary Eileen Anderson Cathy Belk Michael Bowen Pawan K. Divakarla Mark Freeman (Life Trustee) David Glasner, Superintendent Ayesha Bell Hardaway William McGovern Cliff Mendelsohn Lisa Nersesian Richardson Philip Rowland-Seymour Paul Sauerland Carter Strang Brian Sullivan Annette Tucker Sutherland Brittany Webb Fred Widen Tom Wise
Staff Holly Coughlin, Executive Director Laura Orazi, Director of Development Erica Verderber, Senior Administrative Assistant Jennifer Proe, Social Media & Marketing Associate Holly Wang, Development Associate Sharon Galin, Alumni Liaison
Anne Borchert, Co-chair Nancy Karr, Co-chair Jennifer Adams Joan Adler Jamie Babbit Maxine Isaacs Peter Lawson Jones Kathryn Jones Tricia Khayat Jane Kirkhoff Barb Miller Michele Minter K. J. Montgomery Marjorie Newman Zachary Paris Terrence Pollack Deborah Ratner Ronald Ratner Susan Ratner Robin Weaver Valerie Weaver Caroline Weingart Steve Weitzner Mariama Whyte
Board of Education Jeffrey Isaacs, President Heather Weingart, Vice President William L. Clawson, Past President Lisa Cremer Ayesha Bell Hardaway
Cover photo: Boulevard students enjoyed learning how to code and direct the movement of a Sphero BOT, a programmable, app-enabled robot. The Innovation Fund managed by the Shaker Schools Foundation brings hands-on STEAM learning to life for students in every grade.
SHAKER SCHOOLS Foundation
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Thank You Despite an unusual and challenging year, the Shaker Schools Foundation’s important work continues - because of you! Our theme this year has been “Mission in Motion.” Through the generosity of our donors, our momentum has been strong! This Donor Appreciation Report is our way of sharing our gratitude for your involvement and demonstrating the many ways we put your donations to work in service of our mission.
Mission Statement The Shaker Schools Foundation provides resources to enrich the educational experiences of students of the Shaker Heights City Schools. The Shaker Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Please take a moment to read about some of the success stories made possible by your support. Donations to the Shaker Schools Foundation help to enhance the educational experience for all Shaker students in the fine and performing arts, athletics, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, technology and much more.
Thank you for your continued support of the Shaker Schools Foundation!
Also in the report, you’ll find financial information, showing our commitment to being faithful stewards of the funds you entrust to our care. The fiscal and donor information provided reflects the 2018-19 fiscal year. Because of your involvement in this caring community, the Shaker schools continue to be known and respected the world over for our dedication to providing a worldclass education for each and every Shaker student, from PreK through Grade 12.
Donor Appreciation Report: Spring 2020
Hands On Learning
Full STEAM Ahead To help students learn to think “outside the box,” Fernway kindergarten teachers requested funding for STEAM bins. The bins are filled with tinkering items such as popsicle sticks, toothpicks, and snap cubes to be used in a variety of ways in kindergarten classrooms. Teacher Jennifer Vail created challenge cards for the students to work together to make a particular item, such as a bridge or a house. Says Jean Reinhold, Fernway ERP teacher and IB coordinator, “The opportunity for the students to play together through these STEAM bins was just as important as the learning; through play they became more aware of the materials, and better at collaboration, while they had fun.”
Woodbury Makerspace Wows The Foundation’s Innovation Fund supported the creation of a vibrant new makerspace at Woodbury, where students can tinker with small robotics and circuitry sets. The Foundation also purchased LEGO Simple and Powered Machine kits for students to explore basic design concepts, like mechanisms, structures and forces. The space is perfect for teachers to use with small group activities, and students can also use the space at lunch recess and after school.
Motor On! When a non-profit organization called Motogo offered to bring their mobile shop class to Shaker Middle School for an after-school club, the Foundation jumped on board. Supported by the Innovation Fund, the Motogo Club provided an exciting, hands-on learning experience: Over the course of seven weeks, 12 students took apart three Honda motorcycles - and learned how to put them back together. Says student Addie Weingart, â€œWe got our hands dirty and I got to use hammers, screwdrivers, and socket wrenches. I do many after-school activities, but Motogo was by far my favorite.â€?
Advanced Manufacturing Careers During the 2019-20 school year, the High School was able to introduce two sections of a new Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering class, made possible by the Innovation Fund. Students can put STEAM learning into action using a new, state-of-the-art FANUC robot. This year, several students earned a special certification in working with the FANUC robot that will serve them well in engineering and technology careers right out of high school or in further study at the university level.
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Family Engagement The Foundation has supported PreK Family Inquiry Nights over the past two years, where Shaker PreK families gather together to have dinner, participate in an activity, and take home a book. The events are specially designed to increase parent participation in this critical development stage and to help them feel prepared to enter kindergarten. At Engineering Night, shown here, students got to build and race their own boats in a Raingutter Regatta.
Social/Emotional Learning The Shaker Heights High School Classes of 1950/51, working with the Shaker Schools Foundation, generously donated funding for a social-emotional learning curriculum that was piloted in the 2018-19 school year at Lomond Elementary School. The “Caring School Community” program builds classroom and school-wide community while building social/emotional skills. Due to the pilot’s impact and success, the District has now rolled out the program to all students in Grades K-8.
New Fernway Playscape After the devastating fire at Fernway Elementary School in July of 2018, which rendered the building unusable for two school years, Fernway students, staff, and community members are excited to see the newly renovated and modernized building slated to open this fall. As part of that process, Fernway students and community members will soon be able to enjoy an enhanced playscape area, thanks to many generous donors and a grant secured by the Shaker Schools Foundation from the equipment supplier.
Inclusive Learning Students in the intervention classes at Shaker Heights High School learned valuable real-world life skills by delivering coffee and bakery items several days each week. The Foundation secured funding from the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum for a coffee maker, prep table, cash box and cart so that students could learn the different roles involved in this entrepreneurial venture.
Donor Appreciation Report: Spring 2020
keeping the “A” in Steam
Collaboration High school students enjoyed putting some advanced recording and performance technology to use in their music composition class this year. The Foundation supported the purchase of MIDI keyboards, MIDI controllers, and a high-quality audio recorder and microphones, which students used to manipulate sounds and mix their compositions. They used the recorder to capture live performances and upload them to the classroom website so they could critique their work.
Creativity High school jewelry classes also upped their game this year, thanks to a new “Form 3” 3-D printer and casting equipment provided by the Shaker Schools Foundation. The new tools allowed students to take concepts from their imagination to reality by creating a printed wax model and then casting them into metal. Says jewelry student David Szoke, “With these new technologies, we were able to design and create resin models of our jewelry at a professional level.”
Ingenuity A new programmable embroidery machine offered a group of high school students yet another way to exercise their artistic license and flex their entrepreneurial muscles: by upcycling thrift store clothing items into beautiful new creations. Students then sold the items through their business, CyCLE clothing, donating 100 percent of the profits to charity. Says high school student Louise Spadoni, “You can make nearly perfect designs so that it looks like something you could buy in the store.”
Design The Foundation brought state-of-the-art technology to the high school’s graphic design classes with the purchase of 25 Huion Tablets. Students took to the new equipment quickly, designing professional logos and branding materials for local businesses. Says awardwinning art student Grace McCormack, “These tablets enable us to work on the same equipment we’d be using if we were out in the real world.”
Donor Appreciation Report: Spring 2020
Visiting Artists The Foundation supports numerous visiting artists and authors each year who help expand our studentsâ€™ cultural horizons. For example, Lomond students enjoyed a visit from the West African Rhythm through Drumming and Dance program, led by native West African Sogbety Diomande. The students learned basic techniques of hand drumming and how to identify the three sounds of the African djembe drum.
Field Trips A visit from COSI on Wheels is a highlight for many elementary students. It always means a day filled with hands-on activities and fun while learning about science. The Foundation is proud to support numerous field trips and visits to a wide range of cultural organizations each year.
Co-Curriculars The Foundation supports learning gardens at Lomond, Onaway, and the High School which provide students a valuable opportunity to learn and collaborate outside of the classroom. Students can learn about environmental issues, life cycles, building, designing, and teamwork while enjoying the sensory delights of touch, taste, sight, and smell.
Student Travel The Foundationâ€™s Student Opportunity Assistance Fund allows Shaker students to become global ambassadors, taking them to the four corners of the world. The fund helps students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to travel with the band, orchestra, service trips, and cultural exchange programs. Over the past year, donations to this fund helped orchestra students travel to New York City to compete in the National Orchestra Cup Competition at Lincoln Center, to Tanzania for a service opportunity, and to Germany to participate in the Goslar Exchange program.
Donor Appreciation Report: Spring 2020
For the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
The Shaker Schools Foundation is grateful to the donors listed on the following pages for their generous support of the Shaker Heights City Schools through gifts to the Annual Fund, 2019 A Night for the Red & White, and Legacy Fund, as well as special gifts, memorial gifts, and tribute gifts.
$50,000+ Michael Gleason
$30,000 - $49,999 The Cleveland Foundation Dorothy H. Hovorka*
$10,000 - $29,999 AHS Foundation Dennis and Madeline Block Buckeye State Credit Union Sauerland Foundation Doug Schattinger and Lisa Vigil Schattinger Annette Tucker Sutherland and J. Mark Sutherland The Garland Company The Lubrizol Foundation The Veale Foundation
$5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Arminius Foundation Pawan and Sarah Divakarla EschoolView Steven and Gail Goldfarb Fiona and Matthew B. Green GrandTours John and Christiane Guinness Rick and Annie Hubbard Huntington National Bank Bernard and Nancy Karr KeyBank National Association Don Kirk Richard C. Klein Gabrielle J. Miller Tucker Ellis LLP Doug and Holly Wang
$2,500 - $4,999 Baker & Hostetler LLP Boyco! Charles P. Braman & Co., Inc. Brindza McIntyre & Seed LLP Matthew and Marcie Carrier Margaret, James and Michael Chesler Class of 1968 Deborah W. Cowan Great Lakes Race Timing LLC 10
Jack W. Lampl Julie McGovern Voyzey and John Voyzey Thomas Modly Christopher Morgan Hadley and Patti Morgenstern-Clarren Michael and Dorothea Polster Adam and Susan Roth Paul Sauerland and Teri Cone Squire Patton Boggs LLP Ulmer & Berne LLP Monika Biro and Thomas Wise Brian and Cathy Zbanek
$1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous Katherine Adell Tom and Joanie Adler Chad and Eileen Anderson Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Cara Liles-Baker and Jason Baker Christopher Becker Cathy and James Belk James and Christine Berick David Brown David and Kate Burleigh Michael Bush Maggie and Barry Cain Calvetta Brothers Floor Show Cardinal Charitable Foundation City of Shaker Heights Taylor and Jennifer Clarke Class of 1955 Class of 1988 Bill and Jennifer Clawson Kim Cole Copy King Inc. Holly Coughlin Rand M. Curtiss Theresa Utrup and Dustin Dow First National Bank of Pennsylvania Jef and Mity Fowler Gina Beim and Mark Freeman Ann and Scott Garson Peter and Emily Geier Derek and Lynne Green Richard Gross Thomas Roy Harney
Frances Heller Linda Rae and Andrew Hertz Hogan Bus Service Inc. Brandon and Lisa Hopkins Howard Hanna Jewish Federation of Cleveland Steven S. Kaufman Larry and Joy Kent Clark and Tricia Khayat Legacy Capital Partners Edward and Jennifer Lehner Jacqueline Acho and John LeMay Robert Loeffler Mary Neagoy and Ed Markey Medical Mutual of Ohio Meritech Don and Sally Messinger Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Miller Michael and Catherine Mitro Tim and Leslie Moore David and Randi Nathenson Dick and Pat Pogue Ms. Amanda Pohlman Bob and Judy Rawson Jean Reinhold Sean and Lisa Richardson Erica Rivera Rick Saada John and Leanne Sauerland Anne Lyren-Schinabeck and Matt Schinabeck Pat and Thomas Schinabeck Margot Schulz Shaker Heights Teachersâ€™ Association Philip and Shuara Shands Karen Fleming and John Shelley Heather Stefanski James and Hallie Stewart The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. Amelia Kerr Thome and Stephen Thome Jeff and Stasia Vavruska Walter Haverfield LLP Michael and Heather Weingart Jeannie Affelder and Jeffrey Weissglass Fred and Ellen Widen Paula Prince Williams and Larry Williams
$500 - $999
Anonymous (2) Abby and Tom Abelson Lewis and Ruth Affelder Fund Andy and Jean Albrecht Bank of America Charitable Foundation Employee Giving The Blaszak Family Alissa Huth-Bocks and Martin Bocks Regina Brett Brotherhood Fire Oil Local 200 Jane Killpack Burger Lawrence, Naima and Thulani Burnley Rose Merendino and Jason Carroll Vivien Abrams Collens Tron and Gwen Compton-Engle Al, Mimi, and Chris Connors Lisa and Paul Cremer Susan and Michael Cristal Lisa Damour Chris Dewey The Dimoff Family Matt and Debby Downing Katherine Elder John and Ann Farrall Steve and Rachel Feinleib Scott and Anne Flamm Ethan B. Foxman Frames Unlimited Chris and Meg Furey Matthew and Miki Graban Barbara and Rich Gray Wylene J. Green Burt and Beatrice Griffin Ms. Annie Haney Maia Hansen Chris and Kristina Hayward John and Julie Hertzer Annette and Brett Himes Jack Holdstein Drs. Diane Burgin and David Hutt Paul Ip Anne Borchert and Jeffrey Isaacs Andrea L. Johnson Emmitt and Stacey Jolly David and Kristin Kaelber Karlovec & Co., Inc. John F. Kirby Omer and Jane Koc Martin and Sandra Kolb Harriet Jakob and Keith Kruithoff Scott and Laura Kuntz D. Curtis Lawson Earl and Ellen Leiken Sara Lewis Susie and Bill MacDonald G. Peter Macon Lauren and Jeff Martin Eleni Pelecanos-Matts and Joe J. Matts Erika Woodson and Neil McEntaggart Craig R. McGill Lucille McIntyre Ovella Roulette-McIntyre and Hubert McIntyre Trent and Irene Meyerhoefer Robert and Sheila Noonan Mitchell Marc and Amy Morgenstern Daniel and Dorothy Moulthrop Melissa Myers and Brad Ortman Robin Outcalt
Michael and Paula Penzner Joel Pollack Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner David and Paula Reape Mark and Jean Reinhold Constance Mosely and Curtis Robinson Adam and Susan Roth Salvatore and Lisa Russo Jamie Wood and Fredrick Schumacher Shaker Arts Council Christine and Garyn Sheets Scott and Carrie Shelfer Dr. Leah Sieck and Mr. James Shin Amy Zhang and James Simler Sue Starrett and Jerry Smith Marjorie Strimbu David* and Linda Taylor Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler Margaret Wong Bruce and Lynn Yule
$250 - $499
Anonymous (2) John Adzema Megan Hanger and Matt Albers AmazonSmile Foundation Arnstine Orthodontics, Inc. Dee Arrington AVI Food Systems Patrick and Jenny Azouri Kristin Englund and Teji Bal Chandra Baldwin Brett and Dana Barragate Mike and Viv Barrett Deborah Beim Bellefaire JCB Fredric Berger Susan Bichsel Cindy and Dennis Billittier Rob and Christina Bordonaro Amy and Andrew Bouthilet Jeffrey and Katie Brancato Dr. Terri L. Breeden Meghan and Paul Breitzmann Gabrielle Brett Alejandro and Brooke Bribriesco Brown-Forward Funeral Home Stephen Brunot and Susan Kerr Glaser Dominic and Frances Buccilli Elisabeth Buchan Jack and Sue Buddenbaum Bill and Jaime Buehl-Reichard Cristina and Scott Butsch William P. Byrd Christine Cachat Bob and Alice Cahen Alex and Meg Campbell Dave and Holly Carpenter Angela Owen and Jose Casanova Joyce Ellen Chappelle Teri and Ben Chmielewski Jonatha Gott and Eric Christian Bryan and JoAnn Christman Cleveland Running Company LLC Brandon and Wan Collier Lincoln and Kim Coverdale Catherine Conover Covert Nicol and Michael Coxon Charlie and Mary Crowley Kimberly Dailey
Jolanda de Boer Laura and Christopher Dean Rob and Kathleen Dean Jan and Michael Devereaux Kevin and Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells Steve and Liz Duffett Raleigh and William Duttweiler Early Childhood Enrichment Center Zack Edelsberg Jackie Collesi and Dr. Steven Ekeberg Jean Einstein Andrew and Leigh Fabens Drs. Michael and Ashley Faulx Nick and Barbara Fedor Rick and Tammy Freer Daniel and Christine Fuller Todd and Amy Gerber Maura Berkelhamer and Richard Geye Anne F. Ginn Gil and Marcia Goldberg Annemarie Grassi-Amefia William and Lynn Ondrey Gruber Norma W. Guice Amy Campbell and Richard Hager H.A.M. Landscaping, Inc. Ayesha Bell Hardaway Scott and Mary Lynn Harper Christy and John Harrington Denis and Colette Hart The Harte Family Clement J. Hearey Jon and Jodie Herbst Gretchen Hess Charles and Susan Hinnant Alan and Sally Hirsh TJ and Lauren Holdstein Scott and Megan Holmes Howard Hopwood Barbara and John Horrigan Janet Z. Houk Judy and Doug Hubbard Miata Hunter Susan Hyatt Ned Hyland Independence Business Supply Maxine Isaacs J. Pistone Market & Gathering Place Fatou Jarju and Edrissa Gassama Peter Lawson Jones and Lisa Payne Jones Juniata College Donna Spiegler and Phil Kalina Leo and Gerry Kampas Brad and Amy Karfeld Judy Malone and Jeff Katz KeyBank Foundation Steve and Katie Kiker Howard and Lisa Kimmel Randeep Dhiman and Adam Kollin Tony and Jen Kuhel Keely Oâ€™Bryan and David Landever Andrew and Joanna Laytin Matthew and Julie Lehman Susan and Brian Lenahan Jim and Cathy LeSueur Judi and Matt Levy Dan and Courtney Lindsay Shuling Tai and Hungnan Lo The Lockwood Family Jeffrey and Ellen London The Loughan Family
Clyde and Karen Loughridge Nicole and John Lozier Luna Bakery LLC Charles and Tracie Luther Amy Wyman Luzar Joe MacDonald Steven MacIntyre Craig and Carla Macklin The Wackers Family Richard and Barbara Margolius William Marion Paul and Valerie Markland Loretta and Arthur Martin Debra Mathews Thomas B. Matthews Claudia McCord James McGuffin-Cawley Richard and Susan Mears The Mendelsohn Family Matt and Marcie Mennes John Mihaly Joe and Anita Miller Lynn Miller Sarah and Scott Miller Eduardo Mireles and Family Judge K. J. Montgomery Glenn and Mae Morrical Margaret L. Murphy Erika Trapl and Jeremy Negrey Brett and Emily Nishi Karen Nordstrom Novasel Family Charan Devereaux and Andrew Ott P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling, Inc. Tony and Tracy Peebles Brian and Rachel Perry Richard and Elspeth Peterjohn Bradford Picot Leah Pike Stephanie Quaranta and Michael Platt Justin and Sarah Plummer Barbara Gross and Terry Pollack Deborah A. Coleman and Dan A. Polster John Potts Raj Sindwani and Sangeeta Prakash Jack and Kathryn Prause Steve and Jen Proe Donna Prots Chris and Evangeline Ramsay Timeka Rashid Kimberly Rathbone Right Turn, LLC Geoffrey and Molly Ritts Peter A. Robertson and Heidi Gorovitz Robertson Kenneth and Amy Rogat Norma Safford Jad Sandi Dr. Carolyn F. Sax Jonathan and Suzanne Scharfstein Rob and Jennifer Schiavone Ellen and Richard Schmidt Jerry and Kimberly Schneiberg Margaret English and Scott Schweinfurth Shaker Heights Board of Education Shaker Heights PTO-Lomond Shaker Youth Soccer Association Lynne Schneider and Scott Shane Buder Shapiro Family Robert and Yvette Shenk Tim and Missy Sherwin
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Contributors Drs. Jerry and Linda Shuck William and Prathuang Sickling Sisu Salon Scott and Usha Stiefel Deedra and Carter Strang Basil and Jessica Strasburg Strive Mental Health and Wellness LLC Jennifer J. Sullivan Lisa Duffett-Sutton Tyler and Suzanne Taigen Thompson Hine LLP Sharee and Douglass Thornton Jeannette Throne Matt and Karen Tien Todd Associates, Inc. Nicky Murray Turco Tom Turco Dr. Alexandra R. Wang Susan Weiner Edward and Stacey Weinfurtner Eric and Emily Weingart Lee and Caroline Weingart Sam and Meg Weingart James and Debbie Weisman David Weiss Rona Weiss Sarah and Ben Weiss Nancy and Colin Wemer Brad and Laura Wheeler James Whitney John Whitney Stephen Wilkins Rachel Wilkins Patel Kandis Williams Benjamin and Amanda Woodcock
$100 - $249
Anonymous (8) Dr. Benjamin and Jennifer Abelson Meredith and Michael Adler Jodi Wilkoff Akst Bahman Taheri and Atossa Alavi Harry and Yvonne Allen Yvonne L. Allen Kelly R. Anderson Christina Antenucci Les and Jackie Artman Mark and Shelley Assel Jeffrey Astrove Joshua and Sarah Augustine Peter Auslan Harold W. Babbit Terry Balazs Tom Baldwin Daniel and Cherie Bandy Paulanita Barker David and Lisa Bates Harriet K. Bauer Melissa Becerra Gerald and Pamela Beck The Benard Family D. C. Benbow The Berglund Family Leon and Marguerite Bibb Rebecca Biggar Laurie and Aaron Billowitz Dr. Nathaniel Bloomfield Dan Bobinski Jennifer and Jeremy Bordeaux
Mikhal Bouganim Joshua and Mary Bourdrez Charlie and Becca Braun Joan Brett Matthew Brett Michelle Brett Theresa A. Brett Robert and Betsy Brindza Amy Brown Bruce Brown and Marla Dill Brown Jonathan and Ellen Brown Marie Bruening-Wright Tracy A. Butze Hilary Byrne Johnine and Stephen Byrne Elaine L. Cadogan Becky Bynum and Phil Calabrese Elliott Callahan Scott and Meredith Camp Carol Nursery School Lois J. Cavucci Anna Chauvet Jeffrey L. Chernin Grace Chin Christine Cimoroni Class of 1997 Jennifer Clayton Richard L. Cohen Gabriella Celeste and G. Ben Cohen David Cohen Jeannie R. Colbert Michael Cole Dr. Rita Cydulka and Dr. Marc Collin Chris and Michele Connell Core Life Chiropractic Mark Corrado Laura Coscarelli Kimberly Shuck Cowan and Gary Cowen Trevina Johnson-Crump and Ahmaad Crump Patricia Curtin Barry and Gay Curtiss-Lusher Adam and Margan Davis Amy and Chris Davis Charles and Nancy Davis Deborah Dayton Anna Marie De Jesus Diane Delia Michael and Katherine Dell Dicillo Landscape Design Inc. Thomas and Geraldine Diemert Stephen Dimlich John Dorsky Alayne Dovgan Alice M. Dubb George and Maureen Dubyak Meghan Dubyak Jackie L. and Marcel C. Duhamel Anne Newton Dumper Jill Durovsik Stephanie Eagleton Kristin and David Englander Marilyn L. Eppich Eric and Julie Ersepke Rich Evans Susan Fainstein Harry and Ann Farmer Barbara and Irwin Feldman David Ferguson and Jill Koski
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lindsay Florence Steve and Lisa Forbes Ellie Leahy and Eric Forman Robert Forward David Foster Charlotte Fowler Scott and Jean Frank Howard Freedman Carina and Daleo Freeman Marc T. Fried, D.D.S. Friends of the Shaker Heights Public Library Stephen Frye Maura Brozovic and Terry Frigugliett David and Sharon Galin Howard M. Garfinkel Stephen H. Gariepy Michael and Marlene Gavlak Jacob Gearity Ann T. and Peter M. Gerhart Amy and Christie Gestal Jarel Gibson Adam and Rochelle Gimbel Milena Sterio and Frederic Girault David and Elana Glasner Denise Gleeson Susan J. Godwin Meaghan Combs and Neal Goldenberg Jim and Nancy Goldsmith Jessica Goldstein Tiffany Goldstein Dennis and Laura-Beth Goodman Paula Klausner and Jonathan Gordon J. G. Graham Brian and Robin Green Judith B. Green Meg Green Michael J. Green James Greene Jill Korbin and Lawrence Greksa Sally and Bob Gries David Guinn Haffke Family Christopher Halas Anson L. Hall Dr. Fred Hampton David Handleman Beatrice Hardacre Grandparents Meryl and Andrew Haring Jeanne Victory and Paul Harrison Ina Hart Lawrence and Linda Hatch John and Delene Hayward Joe Hennes Scott and Julie Henry Dr. Erin Herbruck Monica and Emerich Herbst David and Kathryn Hexter Daniel Hibshman B. J. and Susan Hill Jared D. Hohlt Abby Solomon Hollander Debra and Jason Hollander Keaf Holliday Dr. Tom Hornsten Mr. Michael J. Horvitz Denise Huck
Monica Hulett Michael W. Hurley Dr. Jaber and Ms. Amiri-Jaber Kevin Jackson Michael and Nancy Jackson Alison and Anthony Jaeb Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jefferson Trine Jorgensen and Jan Jensen Meryl Johnson Jonathan and Jennie Kaffen Anne Kamiri Daniel Kanter Bess Kaplan David Kaufman Joanie Kaufman Kathy Stone Kaufmann Paul Keen Elizabeth Kelly Marty and Lisa Kelly Kay Kendall Kevin and Nancy Kennedy Elizabeth Kimmel Kenneth H. Kirtz Brenda Kline Paul and Ann Klodor The Knight Family Lisa Koops Shakuntala and Rita Khothar Sheryl Lee and Tom LaFramboise Carl Larrick John S. and Janet P. Larson Melissa Lawrence Amy M. Lazarus Lisa Lazarus Shelly Lazarus League of Women Voters Shaker Heights Chapter Freda Levenson Jared and Lora Levin Lili Levy John Lewis Luling Li Alexandra Lirtzman Jack and Linda Lissauer Dominique Litmaath Katie Lownes Pamela Luksenburg M & J Shafran Foundation Craig and Carla Macklin Sherry Madding Angela Prince-Mahoney and Kevin Mahoney Sarah and Evan Makela Felicia Mallett Martin and Lois Marcus William Marek Francesca Mari Molly and Randy Markey Crystal Mattingly Lynda and Charlie Mayer Elizabeth Mazzie Dâ€™Juan and Bridget McCarthy Tina McCauley Katie Emerson and Keith McCrae Arden McWilliams Jay and Tiffany Meagrow Daniel and Diana Medalie Karen Mehling-DeMauro Kim Metheny Bud Metzger Bonnie Millender Chantal Miller
Ms. Fay Brownlee Miller Kristen and Jason Miller Jeffrey Mogul Maradumane Mohan Michael and Bronwyn Monroe Carla Boddy and Bryan Moore David Morgenstern Laura Morris Jewel Moulthrop John Mulligan Lois Freedman and Mark Munetz Patrick Murphy Tom Murray Douglas Myles Jon Nace Aggie Nagy Nederlandse School Cleveland Inc. Myriam Neil Jim and Pat Neville Margie and Art Newman Dr. Robert M. Newman Alex Nicholson Katherine Nielson John Oâ€™Brien Steve Oâ€™Connell Laura M. Orazi Jeanne Shatten and Larry Oscar Hollis S. Paige Noelle Pangle Jeremy Paris Sagar Patel Sean Peppard David R. Peterjohn Michael Peters Nancy Silber Pickus Kathleen Pierce Policy Matters Ohio Jonathan and Nancy Polster Richard Prentke Diana Ramirez and Aaron Proweller Julie and Peter Raskind Christopher Rateno Mary Louise Reynolds Carrie Rhodes Nancy Rich Spencer A. Richman Margaret Rimedio John and Heather Rizzo Marla and Terry Robinson Neal and Lori Robinson Barbara Robinson Shelley Feiner Rodman Carrie Rostetter Terry and Sam Roth Jeff Rusnak Elayne Rusnak David Ryberg Margene Ryberg Dolph Sand Lisa Sankowski Susan Scalabrino Bill Scanlon Alex Schachtel Toni and Donald Scherzer Theresa Walsh and Richard Schlenk Jan and Alan Schwartz Ben Schwegler and Janice Aspelin Schwegler
Antonio Scinicariello Dr. and Mrs. Raul J. Seballos Joe and Ellen Seguin Will Seitz Marla and Joseph Shafran Foundation Shaker Heights Public Library Shaker Heights Youth Center, Inc. Marcy and Brett Shankman Lindsay Sharp Elizabeth Shaw Khadeja Sherrill Lauren Shuler-Donner Elizabeth Siegel Daniel and Meryl Simon Ashali Tilani Singham Sirna & Sons, Inc. Susan Sloan Bryan and Dena Smith Phillip A. Smith Alvin Smith Chris and Allison Snyder The Sopko Family Robert and Diana Spadoni Peter Stern Doug and Judy Stewart Jacqueline Stimpert Christina Stouffer Danielle Sydnor Kay Kendall and Gerry Taylor Stephanie Teeter Guy Thellian Philip Thomas Kathryn Thompson Brian J. Tobey Jennifer Topalian Gene and Joanne Tournoux Lisa Vahey Jennifer B. Vail Jay and Macie VanRensselaer The A. L. Wain Company Jesse and Barbara Winston Francesc Villoria Megan Vondriska Frans Wackers Tom and Lisa Wadsworth Kristina Walter Cheryl and Robert Walton James and Christine Wamsley Daniel and Sindy Warren Andrea Wasserman Stephanie Webster Daniel Weidenthal Dr. Elizabeth Weinstein William Wemer Cooper and Deborah White Donna Whyte Jacob Wick Debbie Wilber Bill and Mary Wilkinson Jim and Eileen Wilkoff Timothy Williams Dale Willis Britta Wilson-Uter Terri Wimms Jesse and Barbara Winston Mark H. Wittow Randy Meg Kammer and Jeff Wollitz Jeffrey Hardacre and Hadley Wood Stephanie and Jason Worrell
Wojbor and Elizabeth Woyczynski Katherine Wozniak Ellen Wurtzel Sharon X. Jia and Tsan S. Xiao Chris and Susan Young Youth Challenge Heidi Zetzer, Ph.D.
$50 - $99
Anonymous (3) Jennifer and Daniel Adams Stephen J. Alfred Sue Alig Doris Allen Matthew and Andrea Anderson Dr. Dale Whittington-Angney Todd Arnold and Marcy Segall Arnold Charlie Bartels Ronald Blanton Louis and Jean Bloomfield Brad and Michelle Bond Ray Booker, Jr. Jocelyn Booker and the Booker Family Anne Batzell and Henry Boom Ashley Boorstein John and Renee Boyle Nicole Braden-Lewis Nancy Brucken Katharine M. Bucur William and Katherine Burnard Kristin Butler Jill Cahn Jorge and Claudy Castilla Dora Cavallo Katherine Cohen Ronald B. Cohen Kevin Cole Charlotte Jaffe Cowan Gerald Cox and Kirsten Docter Meghan Hays and David Crampton Kathleen Crowther Claudia Cullen Thea Cunningham Don and Mary Anne Cunningham Edward S. Daniels Timothy and Susan Drain Lyndsey Dudley Sara Edwards Justin Erkins Ayana R. Fakhir Patricia Feindt Sara and Joey Feldenkris-Cohen Jenni Ferro Mark Fesenmyer Sandy Fish Geoffrey and Ilene Frankel Johnny Frothingham Daniel and Christine Fuller Ginny Galili GE Foundation Victoria Goddard Ellen Goldstein Jeff and Beven Grant Charlie Green Dorothy Greenslade The Greff Family Kerry Grimberg
The Panigrahi Family Amy Gurski David H. Gutin Susan Hale Brian Haller Paula Harvey Andree M. Hassell Edith Hirsch Amy Hise Maureen Holdstein Sam Hren Sarah Humm Gregory and Cheryl Hutchings Bev and Alan Israel JoAnne Jackson Anja and Eckhard Jankowsky Ken Johnson Daniel Jones Lynne Jones Thomas Juliano Emilie Kaden Marilyn H. Karfeld Barbara Katz Irving and Doreen Katz Matthew Keay The Kempton Family Marcia Kessler Cole Klein Stephen J. Knerly, Jr. Timothy Kolb Joel and Kelly Kornblut Mark and Jean Koznarek Douglas Kramer Peter and Elizabeth Krouse Jonathan and Kimberly Kuehnle Judy Perry Kurimai Alli LaChance Virginia Landgraf Deanne Lentz Joan M. Levin Nicole Braden Lewis Dana Lindsay Sharyn Lowenkamp Anne Lynch Thomas Lynch Elizabeth Lyons Drs. Adam and Sarah Margolius Angela Markowitz L. Trenton S. Marsh, Ph.D. Craig A. Martin Rachel Martinez-Finn Susan Massey Ruth and Doug Mayers and Family Mike Mayhugh Kevin McAllister Ian and Sarah McGee Elizabeth Meckes Lainie Minkoff Anne and Mike Misch Andrew Misch Dan and Roberto Misch Masaru and Chiyoko Miyagi Elizabeth Molnar Lesley Klein Molnar Katherine Moose Jay and Sarah Morgan John and Maryann Morris Barry Moses A. Ellis Mosley Sherri Broder and Marvin Natowicz
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Contributors Courtney Dalzell Neville Nancy Newman Douglas A. Nordstrom Rob and Laura Northrop Matthew and Barbara O’Connell Christine O’Shea Thomas and Janet Okoben Barbara Ostrolenk Jennie Ozan Renee J. Paige Danielle Peck Brian Perkins Elizabeth Petty Carol Soloway Pohl Elinor G. Polster Alton R. Pope Debra Quarles Kathleen Radler Margaret Cohen and Kevin Rahilly
Ethan Reimer Carter Richmond Phillip M. Rini Tres and Elizabeth Roeder Sandra K. Rosenthal Seth Alexander Rosenthal Paula Rownd Florine Rusnak Stephen Rusnak Patrick Russo Naomi Hollander and Andrew Sakiewicz Amy Sands Linda and Steve Schlein James Schmidt Jessica Steigerwald and Matthew D. Schnall Ms. Hollie Gallagher and Mr. Reuben Sheperd Bernard J. Silver
Dawn Sizemore SJD Advisors, LLC Johnnie L. Smith Quentin Smith Susan Smith Stephanie Snyder Ms. Mary Solomon Stephen C. Somach Michael Steiner Aaron M. Steinmetz Brian and Susie Stern James and Patty Stevenson Steven and Lissa Strang Paul and Michela Stupay The Progressive Insurance Foundation The Wine Spot Emily Thome Celeste Tibbets Grace Uhle
Margaretta Harris and Richard Vadnal Jeanne Vail Tyler and Stephanie Wadsworth David Wales The Wang Family Toni Washington-Oglesby Doug Honig and Nancy Weinberger-Honig Chris and Lori Welker Christopher Westbrook Mariama Whyte Missy Wiggins Keith and Brigid Wilson Ruth and Bob Windle Evelyn Wisham Deborah Wright Henry York Mary Zerbi *deceased
Talented Shaker Alumni Share Their Gifts This popular speaker series, launched in 2017, features notable Shaker alumni who share their insights in an intimate setting, with proceeds benefiting the Shaker Schools Foundation. Last fall, the series featured two talented alumni: Aaron David Miller, Class of 1967, led a spirited discussion about politics and foreign policy based on his extensive experience as a middle east and global policy analyst. Aaron is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he focuses on American diplomacy and US foreign policy. Despite the fact that a major storm knocked out the power during Aaron’s visit, he took questions from the guests for over an hour, responding openly and honestly. He is clearly passionate about his work in global affairs, yet proudly still refers to Shaker Heights as his home despite living out of state for many years. Jamie Babbit, Class of 1989, gave the audience a fascinating, behindthe-scenes look at the role of a Los Angeles director, based on her experiences directing the hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Gilmore Girls as well as feature films like Fresno and But I’m a Cheerleader. It was particularly meaningful to have Jamie introduced by alumna Lucy Richman, Class of 2014, who received the Nikki Babbit award (named for Jamie’s sister) as a senior at Shaker Heights High School in recognition of her outstanding technical work for the theatre department. 14
The Legacy Society The Shaker Schools Foundation continues to raise funds for the permanent endowment, which will provide long-term, substantial support to the Shaker schools in the areas of academia, arts, technology, health and fitness, and special initiatives. We welcome bequests, trusts, other planned gifts, and outright gifts. These contributions will help ensure the enrichment of education in the Shaker Heights Schools far into the future. Donors who make a significant outright gift or indicate that they have provided for the Foundation in their estate planning are entitled to membership in the Legacy Society. Please call the Foundation office at 216-295-4329 for details. We are grateful for the vision of these donors and their belief in the value of a Shaker schools’ education.
In Memory of Bruce Abrams
Rick and Annie Hubbard
In Memory of David Stuart Inglis
Ruth S. Affelder Reading Fund
Helen L. Ittner
Shaker Heights High School Class of 1967
Robin D. Johnson
Herbert Ascherman, Jr.
J. Stephen and Kathy Jones
Bernard and Nancy Karr
Matthew and Julie Lehman
Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Lowenthal
Neil and Susan Luria
George and Margaret Cannon
In Memory of Greg Malin
Bill and Jennifer Clawson
In Memory of Michael McCord
In Memory of Christopher Covert
In Memory of John McGuinness
Amy Kerr Thome and Stephen Thome
Abe and Barb Miller
Deedra and Carter Strang
John S. Murphy
In Memory of James Thornton
Mr. and Mrs. Rand M. Curtiss
In Memory of Jack Pickering
In Memory of Virginia Lee Tuffin
Sarajane and Sam Dolinsky
In Memory of Bud Urdang
In Memory of John Vargo
Dr. Mark Freeman
Judge Dan A. Polster and Ms. Deborah A. Coleman
Ann and Scott Garson
Dorothea and Michael Polster
In Memory of Barbara Geismer
Jonathan and Nancy Polster
In Memory of Erica Weiss
In Memory of Edward Gilfeather
In Memory of Patricia Richards
Steven and Gail Goldfarb
Sean and Lisa Richardson
Grant Kohn Goodman
In Memory of Lynn Ruffner
In Memory of John C. Young
Betty and Karl Hess
As of May 2020
In Memory of Elaine B. “Teddy” Siegel Philip and Shuara Shands In Memory of Brondy Shanker Sue Starrett Craig Stout Annette Tucker Sutherland and J. Mark Sutherland
Holly and Douglas Wang
Donor Appreciation Report: Spring 2020
Financial Statement For the Year Ended June 30, 2019
Receipts: Individuals $597,130 Foundations 80,295 Corporations 49,000 Subtotal
Interest & Dividend Income
Disbursements: Student Awards
Teacher Enrichment Grants
Red & White Projects
Red & White Expenses
Administrative & Fundraising $197,885 TOTAL $756,512 Excess of Receipts over Disbursements
Change in Net Unrealized Gain/(Loss) on Investments Cash and Investments
(at market, beginning of year)
Cash and Investments (at market, end of year)
NOTE: Not all Red & White funds were spent during FY2019; some were carried over into FY2020. The expense line reflects deposits for the 2020 Red & White.
Named Funds Since its inception, the Shaker Schools Foundation has encouraged donations in honor or memory of a person or family or in support of a program. Income from these funds helps support teaching and learning in the Shaker Heights City Schools. Named funds help fulfill the mission of the Shaker Schools Foundation by supporting programs that enrich curricula, encourage and celebrate student achievement, provide professional development, and enhance learning environments. For more information about starting a fund, please contact the Shaker Schools Foundation at 216-2954329. To view the list of named funds online, visit https://shakerschoolsfoundation.org/named-funds/
A Night for the Red & White 2020
A Night to Remember The 28th annual A Night for the Red & White, held at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown on March 7, was a wonderful outpouring of support for the Shaker Schools. Highlights included:
• Nearly 600 attended, including Shaker parents from every neighborhood, alumni, teachers, administrators, and community members.
• Emcee Michael Tate, Class of ‘85, kept us entertained and added extra sparkle to the evening, helping us to raise more than $50,000 in direct donations to the Innovation Fund, exceeding our goal of $40,000. Those funds will be instrumental in supporting the District’s i3 initiative of Inquiry, Innovation and Imagination and provide hands-on STEAM learning for every Shaker student!
• Key to the success of this year’s fundraiser was the increase in corporate support from
sponsorships, generous donations from businesses and individuals to the silent auction, and advertisements from local companies.
• This support resulted in an impressive and impactful 13 percent increase in net revenue over our 2019 event, which translates into more funds to support the District’s i3 initiative.
• Talented students entertained us with performances from VocalEase, Chanticleers, Jazz
Ensemble and Jazz Combo, as well as roving caricature artists. Guests also enjoyed interactive exhibits on robotics and green screen technology, as well as student artwork.
• We honored the founding co-chairs of the first ever A Night for the Red & White, Freda
Levenson and K.J. Montgomery. We thank them for their ongoing support and dedication to the Shaker Schools!
• Special thank you to our four executive co-chairs: Sarah Brandon Bowen, Mity Fowler,
Lauren Martin, and Marla Walker, along with our committee of volunteers, for their time and dedication to making this event a success.
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