Annual Giving Guide

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The Shaker Schools Foundation

The Shaker Schools Foundation provides essential resources to enrich the educational experiences of students of the Shaker Heights Schools, with five main areas of focus: Academics STEAM Fine and Performing Arts Athletics Opportunity Assistance

Through the generous support of individual donors, community partners and grants from corporations and foundations, we are able to make a difference in the lives of all Shaker students at every grade level throughout the Shaker Heights City School District.

The Shaker Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.



Service trip to Cambodia

• SSF was the first foundation in Ohio to support

a public school system when it launched in 1981.

• SSF covers what tax dollars cannot, enriching

and expanding opportunities for learning – in and beyond Shaker’s classrooms.

• Since its inception, SSF has raised over $6,000,000 in support of Shaker schools.

• In the 2017-18 academic year, SSF impacted over 5,000 students.

• SSF raises and distributes funds for academics, arts, athletics, student opportunity assistance, technology and co-curriculars.

Shaker’s annual benefit, A Night for the Red & White, raises additional funds for educational enrichment focusing on the arts, technology, fitness and innovation.

SSF FUNDING PRIORITIES The Annual Fund supports areas of greatest need, including enhanced classroom learning and special projects for arts, music and athletics. The Innovation Fund fuels STEAM initiatives that provide hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The Travel Assistance Fund helps Shaker students expand their worldview and experience other cultures through international travel. The Legacy Fund provides a permanent source of income to ensure Shaker’s tradition of excellence continues for future generations. Create an endowed Legacy Fund gift during your lifetime or create it through a planned gift such as a bequest or charitable gift annuity. SSF responds to new opportunities or emergency needs through Special Project Funds. For examples visit


Donate Now with your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover by visiting or by calling SSF at 216.295.4329. Mail your check payable to: Shaker Schools Foundation 15600 Parkland Drive, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 To receive information about donating stock or creating a planned gift, contact Laura Orazi, Director of Development, at 216-295-4329 or for further information.