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2016 Annual Report Provides Opportunity

  2015-16 Officers and Trustees

Advisory Committee Deborah Ratner, Chair Joanie Adler Jamie Babbit Maxine Isaacs Peter Lawson Jones Nancy Karr Barb Miller K.J. Montgomery Zach Paris Terry Pollack Ronald Ratner Susie Ratner Isaac Schulz* Robin Weaver

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Board of Education, 2015 William Clawson, President Alex Dykema Amy Fulford Reuben Harris, Jr., Vice President Annette Tucker Sutherland Shaker Schools Foundation Christine Auginas, Executive Director Sue Starrett, Director of Development Ann Cutler, Fundraising Associate Holly Wang, Fundraising Associate

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Dr. Clarence Mixon Dr. Charles Modlin Thomas Moore Robert Morris* John Murphy Marjorie Newman Zachary T. Paris Richard P. Peterjohn Nancy Pickus Lawrence Pollack Deborah Ratner James Ratner Robert Rawson, Jr. Joseph Ruggie, Jr.* Lawrence J. Schultz Isaac Schulz* David Sedmak William Sellers Jessica Semel Alisa Smith Donald Smith Judy Stenta Craig Stout Stephanie Turner Norman Wain Robin Weaver Aubrey Willacy James Young* John Young* *deceased

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Cathy Belk Pawan Divakarla Mark Freeman** Steven Goldfarb Rick Hubbard Gregory Hutchings, Superintendent Robin Johnson Kathy Jones Amy Kerr Thome Matt Lehman Bill McGovern Lisa Richardson Paul Sauerland Annette Tucker Sutherland Stasia Vavruska Fred Widen **life trustee

Former Trustees Stuart Abrams Joan Ball James Berick George Cannon Deborah Cowan Sarajane Dolinsky Nolen Ellison Katherine Emerson Lavita Ewing Robb Forward Ann Garson Robert Ginn* James Goldsmith Lois Goodman Barbara M. Gray Derek Green Sally Griswold Sebraien Haygood* Edward Hemmelgarn Gretchen Hess Kathy Jones Lisa Payne Jones Nancy Karr Aileen Kassen* Frances King* Martin R. Kolb Earl Leiken Freda Levenson Lynn Lily Theodore Long Gilbert Lowenthal Dr. Lolita McDavid


Shaker Schools Foundation Officers 2015-16 Thomas Wise, President Dorothea Polster, First Vice President Joan Ball, Second Vice President Doug Wang, Treasurer Philip Shands, Secretary

Cover Photo: The Audrey Stout Learning Garden welcomed spring 2016 with red and white tulips, purchased through a teacher enrichment grant from the Shaker Schools Foundation.

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From the President My first year as President of the Shaker Schools Foundation coincided with a significant moment in our history. For the first time since 2000, we were faced with the retirement of our Executive Director and the opportunity to review and refine that role. We looked to each other, the District, and consultants from Business Volunteers Unlimited to help guide our thinking and create a vision for our future. I am extremely grateful to my colleagues on the Board of Trustees for the care and intelligence with which they handled what could have been a very disruptive time. Shaker’s Foundation is fortunate to have the benefit of their leadership and generosity. We took this crossroads seriously, because we know that the larger community – our thousands of donors, and the faculty, staff, and students of the Shaker Heights City Schools – depends upon us to provide major support to our amazing public school system. At the conclusion of the 2016 fiscal year, we celebrated the accomplishments and extraordinary sixteen-year tenure of Executive Director Christine Auginas. We ended the year with assets that exceeded

$3 million, and our independent audit was clean. The Annual Fund broke all previous records to raise more than $151,000, and we contained our operating expenses to end with a surplus for the seventh consecutive year. From July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, we continued to focus on four broad goals to increase: our permanent unrestricted endowment, the number of alumni donors, our visibility in the community, and the number of donors in Northeast Ohio. Elsewhere in this Annual Report you will read the details of our progress and success. Thank you for your support! The entire Board of the Shaker Schools Foundation is indebted to the alumni, parents, faculty, friends, and organizations that recognize the importance of giving generously so that teaching and learning will thrive in Shaker Heights, Ohio. My family’s stake is personal – our sons are Shaker students, and this District continues to exceed our expectations. It has been an honor to serve as President of the very first foundation in the State of Ohio to support a public school system.

Thomas R. Wise, President

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Year in Review During fiscal year 2016, the Foundation continued its involvement in activities that support its mission to provide resources to enrich the educational experience of students of the Shaker Heights City School District. We upheld our Strategic Plan by continuing to connect with alumni, attract permanent unrestricted endowment, increase the Foundation’s visibility in the community, and encourage Northeast Ohioans to donate.

Photos Left: New sign in the Learning Garden; Shaker students in Japan; some of the new instruments purchased by the Foundation; Shaker’s First Class students Photo Below: The marching band’s final concert before leaving for Spain


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• Among the alumni groups that made gifts to the Foundation are the Classes of 1955, 1965, 1985, and 2014. Initiated and supported by the Class of 1950/January 1951, the Summer Academy continues to be implemented. In 2015, 15 incoming freshman attended a sixweek academy, and three other sessions were held for students who began in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Summer Academy is an intervention program that helps students plan for success at the High School. Because of its success, the District will continue the program, with modifications based on the experiences of the first four years. • The Foundation helped organize an inaugural golf outing for the Baseball Fund in summer 2015. With proceeds from the event, a Nitroswing was purchased to help players improve their swings. • The owners of Master Marr’s Taekwon-do designated the Foundation as the beneficiary of their fall 2015 fundraiser, Give a Kid a Leg Up. The raised $2,560 to help ensure that Shaker’s disadvantaged students have access to enrichment opportunities. • The Learning Garden was named for Audrey Stout, through gifts in her memory and a generous grant from the Arminius Foundation. Mrs. Stout was a social studies teacher at the High School from 1968 to 1986, the mother of three Shaker graduates, and an outstanding gardener. In June 2016, the garden was featured in the Shaker Historical Society’s Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights tour. • Donors to the Foundation enjoyed an appreciation event during the Art Department’s exhibit at Shaker Heights Public Library. They heard from several of the young artists, as well as Karen DeMauro, art department chair. • The Foundation made a $25,000 gift to the District toward the purchase of 27 concert and marching band instruments, and the Red & White added $10,000 to that total. Over the lifespan of these instruments, approximately 650 to 750 students will be impacted. • The Foundation helped underwrite travel costs for seven students to participate in international travel. They went to Spain with the marching band, to Japan, and to a leadership conference in England. • The Foundation was very active in fundraising for Shaker’s First Class, the new preschool launched by the District in August 2016. We raised a total of $150,500 from the following donors: Arminius Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Heights Family Foundation, Huntington Bank, and the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. The Shaker Schools Foundation made a contribution of $35,000 to this effort.

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 Contributors for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 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 2016 Annual Fund, 2016 A Night for the Red & White, Legacy Fund, and Auditorium Campaign, as well as special gifts, memorial gifts, and tribute gifts.

Donors of $75,000 or more Vincent Mulford Foundation Donors of $35,000 to $74,999 Arminius Foundation Huntington National Bank Donors of $10,000 to $34,999 Karen and David Bardenstein Sauerland Foundation Donors of $5,000 to $9,999 Regina Brett Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Rick and Annie Hubbard Kathy and J. Stephen Jones Bernard and Nancy Karr Richard C. Klein Shaker Heights High School Class of 1985 The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation Tucker Ellis LLP Donors of $2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous (2) Heights Family Foundation KeyBank National Association Thomas B. Modly Charles Ratner and Ilana Horowitz Ratner Deborah and Ronald Ratner James and Susan Ratner Mark and Nancy Ratner Paul Sauerland and Teri Cone The Sauerland Family Shaker Heights Hockey Alumni Association The Shands Family Squire Patton Boggs LLP Shaker Heights High School Class of 1965 Shaker Heights High School Class of 2014 Shaker Heights High School Class of 2015 Ulmer & Berne LLP Doug and Holly Wang

Photo Top: The Cavani String Quartet provided a master class on Beethoven for the chamber orchestra, thanks to support from the Block Fund Photo Below: World drumming at Fernway


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Tribute Gifts During the 2016 fiscal year, specific contributions were received in honor or memory of the following: Jeremy Abraham Ruth and Lewis Affelder Christine Auginas Evelyn Baer Daniel R. Biello Eileen Blattner Jane Deutsch Bloomberg Kathy Brewster Louis and Laura Brooks Marcia Brown Lucille Burkett Rashad Burnley Darlene Bushley Deanna Clemente-Milne Tom Deep Meg DePaul Jaclyn Doerner Reynold Ellis Darlene Garrison Carolyn Garvin Barbara Geismer Edward Gilfeather Robert C. Goodman Grace B. Graham Damon Michael Haley Fred Heinlen Sarita Herron Douglas Hicks John Holdstein Leslie Holdstein Jennie Kaffen Charles Kelly John Lawson Eric Lindquist Susan Lindquist Barry Livingstone Linda Loeffler Mark Ludwig Margo Luntz Joe Marencik

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Elaine Mason Paul Mazoh Mike McCord Ken McGovern John McGuinness Michael McKee Mercer Elementary School teachers Jennifer Lynn Moore Peter Morgenstern-Clarren Christopher Oryl Elizabeth Oster Heather Pincoe Adrian Pocaro Elaine Psarras Loretta Quade Timothy Richards Joyce Roitblat Linda Roth Calvin Routh Robert Schneider Shaker Heights High School teachers Shaker Middle School teachers Brondy Shanker Elaine B. “Teddy� Siegel Colette Sislak Marsha and Jim Spitz Elena Steinberg Mort Stone Audrey Stout Kiki Stout Laurie and Brendan Sullivan Laurie Taubman Peter W., William A., and Harold J. Theisen Jane Troha Lumar Vargo Brittany Webb Erica Weiss Traci Louise Prince Williams


Contributors -cont.Donors of $1,500 to $2,499 Andrew S. Albrecht and Jean Bayless-Albrecht Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield James and Cathy Belk Calvetta Brothers Floor Show CIMA Plastics Group City of Shaker Heights DDR Corp. FirstMerit Bank Forest City Enterprises Mark Freeman and Gina Beim David* and Katy Gleason Hogan Bus Service Inc. Karlovec & Co., Inc. KeyBank Foundation Legacy Capital Partners Lewis and Ruth Affelder Fund Liberty Ford Solon, Inc. The Lubrizol Foundation Jay and Sarah Morgan Parker Hannifin Foundation Dorothea and Michael Polster Gail Rosewater Adam and Susan Roth Shaker Heights Middle School PTO Sue Starrett and Jerry Smith J. Mark and Annette Tucker Sutherland Thorman Petrov Group Co., LPA Tom Turco The Vavruska Family John Voyzey and Julie D. McGovern Voyzey Tom and Lisa Wadsworth Paula Prince Williams and Larry Williams Thomas Wise and Monika Biro Brian and Cathy Zbanek

Donors of $1,000 to $1,499 Anonymous Joanie and Tom Adler Christine and Gint Auginas James and Christine Berick Richard and Kathryn Blaszak Sherrod Brown Deborah Cowan and Mike Berman Charles Douthitt The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. Scott and Anne Flamm GE Foundation Peter and Emily Geier Steven and Gail Goldfarb Matt and Fiona Green Mr. Thomas Harney Linda Rae and Andrew Hertz Brett and Annette Himes Andrea L. Johnson Steve and Diane Kaufman Larry and Joy Kent Scott and Laura Kuntz Douglas Lamb D. Curtis Lawson Matthew and Julie Lehman Jim and Cathy LeSueur William and Amanda McGovern Anne L. Meyers Tim and Leslie Moore Barbara Nolan Peggy and Justin Roberts Mr. Richard A. Saada Thomas and Pat Schinabeck Shaker Heights High School Class of 1955 Shaker Heights Teachers' Association Bill and Siobhan Thompson TorqHoist, Inc. Fred and Ellen Widen

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Donors of $500 to $999 Drs. Tom and Abby Abelson Brendan and Marnee Anderson Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AVI Food Systems Harold W. Babbit Madeline and Dennis Block Patrick Bray and Bette Bonder Diane M. Brenner Robert Clarke Brown and Ms. Catherine B. Scallen John and Ellen Cannon Eric and Amy Carlson William and Jennifer Clawson Al, Mimi and Chris Connors Dawn and Brian Cook Allison and Bernard Cowan Susan and Michael Cristal The Dimoff Family Pawan and Sarah Divakarla Kyle and Kevin DreyfussWells Richard and Kathryn Edelman Robin and Brian Eisen EnviroChemical, Inc. Michael and Ashley Faulx Fifth Third Bank Ann and Scott Garson Gastroenterology Associates of Cleveland David Gerlak Todd Goldman and Abra Goldman Rich and Barbara Gray Derek and Lynne Green Wylene J. Green George and Carolyn Hawk Sally and Alan Hirsh Sandy and Harry Holmes Michael and Jane Horvitz Howard Hanna Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. David Hutt and Diane Burgin Jeffrey Isaacs and Anne Borchert Maxine Isaacs Mark and Robin Johnson David and Kristen Kaelber Jerry R. Kagan and Ruth H. Mardell Clinton Karr Jeff Katz and Judy Malone Jeanne Lackamp The LeMay Family Freda Levenson and Jim Hill* Sara Kaufman Lewis Mr. Robert H. Loeffler Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Longman Gil and Carol Lowenthal Mr. Steven J. MacIntyre G. Peter Macon Ed Markey and Mary Neagoy Hubert McIntyre and Ovella Roulette-McIntyre Douglas McWilliams and Jani Wanner-McWilliams Don and Sally Messinger The Mireles Family Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Moore Doug and Denise Neary Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Penzner Tod and Jody Podl

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Dick and Pat Pogue Terry Pollack and Barbara Gross Bill and Theresa Prendergast Judy and Bob Rawson, Jr. RE/MAX Traditions Sean and Lisa Richardson Right Turn, LLC Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks William J. Scanlon and Jacqueline Conway Jonathan and Suzanne Scharfstein Matt and Anne Schinabeck Shaker Heights Board of Education Shaker Heights High School PTO John Shelley Drs. Jerry and Linda Shuck Susan B. Stenson Carter and Deedra Strang David and Linda Taylor Stephen Thome and Amy Kerr Thome Dan and Sindy Warren Michael and Heather Weingart Morris Wheeler and Joanne Cohen Margaret Wong Donors of $250 to $499 Stuart and Heidi Abrams Jennifer Lawry Adams Chad and Eileen Anderson Arnstine Orthodontics, Inc. Brian and Megan Arth Patrick and Jenny Azouri Aaron and Sharon Baker Teji Bal and Kristin Englund Joan Ball Anthony and Rebecca Barchanowicz Brett and Dana Barragate Michael and Vivian Barrett David and Lisa Bates Deborah Beim Bellefaire JCB Don and Nancy Benincasa Kevin and Lynn Berner Bill and Elane Better Seth and Dara Bloch Brad and Michelle Bond Dr. Jeremy and Jennifer Bordeaux Rob and Christina Bordonaro Jack and Mary Boyle Brian and Susan Bradley Frank and Terri Breeden Doug and Claire Brinkley Dorothy Bruggeman Dominic and Frances Buccilli Bill and Jaime BuehlReichard Steve and Johnine Byrne Phil Calabrese and Becky Bynum Scott and Meredith Camp Dave and Traci Carpenter Amy Hanauer and Mark Cassell Margaret Chesler Vince and Carolyn Cheverine Bryan and JoAnn Christman Mr. Daniel Clawson

Christopher and Michelle Connell Lincoln and Kim Coverdale Catherine Conover Covert Christopher Crans and Anna Formski-Crans Charlie and Mary Crowley Davey Tree Jed and Jill Davies Robert and Kathleen Dean Charan M. Devereaux Discovery Tours, Inc. Debbie and Matt Downing Alexander and Jennifer Dykema Jean M. Einstein Doug and Abby England Stephen F. Enos and Emily Koch Hellesen Andrew and Leigh Fabens Greg and Toni Farkas Nick and Barbara Fedor Steven and Rachel Feinleib J. Lindsay Florence Steven and Lisa Forbes Brad and Christina Forward Mity and Jef Fowler Tom and Diane Fraser Jane and Max Friedman Dr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Fuller The Fureys Mr. Michael Gassman and Dr. Jennifer Gassman Kenneth Gavrity Mark and Ellen Genger Todd and Amy Gerber Richard Geye and Maura Berkelhamer Robert and Beth Gillespie Ms. Kristina Gobel Gilbert and Marcia Goldberg Ms. Tiffany Goldstein Matthew and Miki Graban Mr. Robert D. Gries Michael Griffith Jason and Emily Grimes H.A.M. Landscaping, Inc. Dr. Robert Haber James and Azadeh Hardiman Scott and Mary Lynn Harper Colette and Denis Hart Robert and Malinda Hart The Harte Family Jon and Jodie Herbst John and Julie Hertzer Richard and Jane Hill Debra and Jason Hollander Mark and Sue Hollingsworth Howard H. Hopwood III Barbara and John Horrigan Judy and Doug Hubbard Kate Hubben David and Kelly Icove InterContinental Hotel Cleveland Dr. Gerard A. Isenberg and Dr. Jennifer R. Kidd Wael and Roxanne Jaber Stacey Jolly Juniata College Jonathan and Jennie Kaffen Leo and Gerry Kampas Mr. and Mrs. Clark Khayat Laura Kleinman and Matthew Carroll Omer and Jane Reese-Koc Douglas O. Kohler and Jennifer Mills

Martin R. Kolb and Sandra Kiely Kolb Mark and Jean Koznarek Mr. and Mrs. Brett Krantz Daniel and Monica Lacks Thomas LaFramboise and Sheryl Lee-LaFramboise Tom and Jane Lamb Ms. Keely O'Bryan and Mr. David Landever John and Janet Larson Michael and Sara Laskey Earl and Ellen Leiken Jeffrey London Lucas Memorial Chapel Mr. Brian Luntz Charlie and Tracie Luther Bill and Susie MacDonald John and Sharon Marcus Paul and Val Markland Mr. Tom Matia Joe and Eleni Matts Ryan and Neema Mayhugh Shawn and Christine McCandless Jay and Tiffany Meagrow Trent and Irene Meyerhoefer John S. Mihaly Zoran and Harriet Miling Noah and Stephanie Miller Scott and Mary Ellen Miller Michael and Catherine Mitro Judge K.J. Montgomery Marc, Amy, Sarah, and David Morgenstern Sarah Morin Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Morrical Noreen Smyth-Morrow Jeff and Amy Murray Matthew and Michele Narens North Union Farmers Market Robert and Laura Northrop Robert I. Novasel Brandon and Liz Nowac Benjamin and Hynda Ockner Pam and David O'Halloran Shawn and Jennifer Osborne Tony and Tracy Peebles Patrick Peters Boyd and Jen Pethel Judge Dan A. Polster and Ms. Deborah A. Coleman Jennifer and Stephen Proe Professional Acounting Services of Cleveland Ohio, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pulver Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ramsay David and Paula Reape Mark and Shelby Reesing Rod Rezaee and Sara Schiavoni Kevin and Jill Richardson Geoffrey and Molly Ritts Heidi Gorovitz Robertson and Peter Robertson Susan Ross Kaitlin A. Sapp Theresa Walsh Jerald and Kimberly Schneiberg Fredrick Schumacher and Jamie Wood Van Seasholes


 Contributors -cont.Mr. and Mrs. Harris Senturia Baiju Shah Shaker Heights City School District Shaker Schools Retired Educators Association Buder Shapiro Family Scott and Jennifer Shaw Scott and Caroline Shelfer Rina Shere and Rex Talbott Tim and Missy Sherwin Rishi Singh Sisu Salon Christopher and Michelle Smith Brian Snyder Brian Spring Ms. Stacey Steggert Mr. and Mrs. Jason K. Steiber Aaron and Jennifer Steinmetz The Stenta Family Geoff and Kiki Stout Paul and Michela Stupay Mr. Tyler Taigen Rahul and Rajani Tendulkar Thompson Hine LLP Gabriel and Heather Torok Ms. Nicky Turco Roy and Debbie Turnell Nirav and Aarti Vakharia Charles and Allison Vann Byron and Janet Wallace Lee and Caroline Weingart Sam and Meg Weingart James and Deborah Weisman Jeannie Affelder and Jeffrey Weissglass Bradley and Laura Wheeler Kevin M. White Philip L. Woodcock and Virginia D. Benjamin Benjamin and Sara Young Chris and Susan Young The Yule Family Steven and Erin Zelin Robert and Lisa Zimmerman Donors of $100 to $249 Anonymous (4) Doreen Abdullovski Jonathan Adler Ms. Jodi Wilkoff Karen Andrei Joy and Anthony Anzalone Keith and Leslye Arian Scott and Cheree Aspelin Mark and Shelley Assel Michael and Robin Babinec Jason Baker and Cara LilesBaker Terry Balazs David Baldwin Kevin and Katherine Bang Christine Banks BARR's Bars, Ltd. John and Kristen Bartels Susie Bauer Barbara Bayless Gerry and Pam Beck Behind the Wheel School of Driving LTD


Grant Segall and Victoria Belfiglio Dave and Meg Bell Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop William and Ellen Berglund Leon and Marguerite Bibb Bicycle Boulevard David and Carole Blair Mathew and Heather Blair Zakari and Rachael Blair Dr. Anne Bloomberg Craig Boise and Marina Rhodes Gwen Bradley Brindza McIntyre & Seed LLP Amy Libman and Seth Brodsky Charles G. Brown Jonathan and Ellen Brown Marla Dill Brown Terry Friguglietti and Maura Brozovic David and Kate Burleigh Ms. Darlene Bushley C.P. Braman & Co Ms. Christine Cachat Patricia Caffrey Maggie and Barry Cain Dave and Holly Carpenter Ms. Helen Carter Joyce E. Chappelle Mike and Jennifer Chevraux Babetta Chiarito and James Marquard Brian and Michelle Child Ms. Teri Chmielewski Katie and Bill Christie Taylor and Jennifer Clarke Brandon and Wan Collier Dr. Marc Collin and Dr. Rita Cydulka Cliff and Andrea Cook Michael and Joan Cook Mark Corrado Travis and Gillian Cox Ms. Nicol Coxon Ms. Gina M. Cuffari Ms. Elinor Danford Todd C. Davidson Charles and Nancy Davis Charles W. Davis Christopher and Amy Davis Sally and Bill Davros Chad and Andrea Deal Katherine and Michael Dell Jan and Michael Devereaux Thomas and Geraldine Diemert S. Henry Dimlich Jonathan Distad Henry Doll Dustin Dow and Theresa Utrup Melanie Dubasik William and Connie Ducey Beverly Simmons and Ross W. Duffin Stephanie Eagleton Early Childhood Enrichment Center Robert and Elizabeth Edgerton Kyasha Edmond

The Effective Leadership Academy Dr. Matthew Eisen and Dr. Terry Tobias Jacqueline Collesi and Dr. Steven Ekeberg Daniel Elliott and Nawara Omary Jonathan L. Entin Marilyn L. Eppich Clint and Lindsay Evans Carl and Lavita Ewing Susan Saltzman Fainstein Leta Fairbank Harry and Ann Farmer Irv and Barbara Feldman Marc and Lara Feldman Rie Fortin Bob and Barb Fox Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Frank Scott and Jean Frank Daleo and Carina Freeman Rick and Tammy Freer Deborah Friedman Megan and Mike Frothingham Sharon and David Galin Stephen H. Gariepy Marty and Lisa Gates Mike Gavlak Bruce E. Gaynor and Patricia J. O'Donnell Vic and Joan Gelb Ann and Peter Gerhart Timothy A. Gesing Christie and Amy Gestal Carol and Chet Giltz Shelley and Adam Gimbel Anne F. Ginn Mr. David Glasner Travis and Maureen Glasper Brian S. Gleisser and Pamela Luntz Gleisser James A. and Nancy Shaw Goldsmith Dennis C. Goodman Lois and Henry Goodman Jonathan C. Gordon and Paula S. Klausner GrandTours, Inc. Jeffrey and Beven Grant Jeffrey and Lorrie Grass Janet and Bernard Greenberg Jill E. Korbin and Lawrence P. Greksa Shane and Schen Griest Matthew and Rebecca Griswold Dr. and Mrs. Carl Groppe Megan Hanger Ms. Maia Hansen Greg and Debra Harris Linda and Lawrence Hatch Danette Hauck Christopher and Kristina Hayward Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Henderson Scott and Julie Henry Monica and Emerich Herbst Betty and Karl Hess Gretchen Hess David and Kathryn Hexter

Charles and Susan Hinnant Hallie Holdstein Jack Holdstein Maureen Holdstein Scott and Megan Holmes Tom Hornsten Jonathan and Stacey Hren Gary and Eileen Hsich Independence Business Supply Mr. Steven H. Izen and Ms. Susannah Muskovitz J. Pistone Market & Gathering Place Nancy and Michael Jackson Ms. Linda Jakob Trine Jorgensen and Jan Jensen Randy Meg Kammer and Jeff Wollitz John Carroll University The Honorable Peter Lawson Jones and Lisa Payne Jones The Kangas Family Brad and Amy Karfeld Heidi Katz Mr. David H. Kaufman The Kempton Family Steve and Katie Kiker The Kious Family Brenda Kline Paul and Ann Klodor Jennifer and Randy Korach Sue Ellen and Jeff Korach Francine Lasley and John Sweeney Carol Lazerick League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland Shaker Heights Chapter Michael and Julie Leeson Jon and Erika Leiken Brian and Susan Lenahan Edward Lesnefsky and Deborah Nelson Dr. and Mrs. John M. Lewis John and Angela Lind Mr. John Lisy Hungnan and Shuling Tai (Lynn) Lo The Lockwood Family The Love Family Melvin E. Lowe Christine N. Lynch M & J Shafran Foundation Fritz and Molly MachmerWessels Craig and Carla Macklin Ashley Mallett Mr. Sean P. Malone Michael and Amy Maloney Lois and Martin Marcus Bill Marek and Susan Swyt Randy and Molly Clare Markey Art and Marilyn Marr Loretta Martin Lynda B. Mayer Mr. and Mrs. Drew Mayer Ms. Tina McCauley Paul and Mary McClain Claudia McCord Amy McKenney Candith McMillan John Meany Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mears Clifford and Hannah Mendelsohn Bud Metzger Greg and Julie Meyer

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Andrew Milgram and Cara Cuddy Ms. Fay Brownlee Miller James H. Miller III Kristen and Jason Miller Masaru and Chiyoko Miyagi Charles and Sheryl Modlin Thomas J. Monachino Bryan Moore and Carla Boddy Hadley and Patti Morgenstern-Clarren Alan Murphy Beverly Myles Marc Nathanson and Patti Ellins Myriam Neil Thomas Neil James and Patricia Neville Arthur and Marjorie Newman Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper LLC Nicole Gerami LLC Angela Noecker Doug and Karen Nordstrom Nuvu Travel Ronald and Stephanie Paduchak Zachary and Deborah Paris W. Michael and Jennifer Park Patrick and Julie Pastore Mr. and Mrs. James L. Pazol Stephanie R. Pazol Denny Peck Nathan Pennell Colin Persons Gregory Persons Richard and Elspeth Peterjohn Tatyana P. Petrenko Nancy S. Pickus Leah Kaufman Pike Pizzazz Restaurant PNC Foundation Policy Matters Ohio Jonathan and Nancy Polster Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Potiker Mr. Richard O. Prentke Evelyn Prince Don Readance and Lisa Hardiman Mr. and Mrs. James E. Reed III John and Sharyn Reitz Susan H. Remer Reuben Harris Jr. Insurance Agency, Inc. Mary Louise Reynolds Steven A. Ricanati and Ellen J. Gelles Floyd and Karen Rice Peg and Nick Rimedio John and Heather Rizzo Brad and Marcy Robbins Barbara Robinson Mr. Neal Robinson Shelley Feiner Rodman Elizabeth and Tres Roeder Jeanne P. Rose and Stephen Rose Karin Rosegger Daniel A. Rosenbloom and Dr. Melissa Meyers Lynn Roth Steven Roth Rube Adler Sporting Goods, Inc. Saint Luke's Foundation

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Marianne Schapiro Toni and Donald Scherzer Robert and Jennifer Schiavone Isaac*and Margot K. Schulz Jan and Alan Schwartz Aidan Scully and Kerry Rafferty Jessica and Alan Semel Marla and Joseph Shafran Foundation Shakerbaseball.org, Inc. Shaker Heights Youth Center, Inc. Shaker Youth Soccer Association Brett and Marcia Shankman Greg and Debbie Shaw Robert and Yvette Shenk Khadeja Sherrill The Sherwin-Williams Foundation The Shick Family Allan and Henrietta Silberger Daniel and Meryl Simon Billie D. Sims Morgan Raj and Sangeeta Sindwani Ouimet Smith and Yvette Tufts Smith Scott and Linda Smith Scott and Christine Stephens Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Stewart James and Hallie Stewart Peter and Cindy Straffon Pino and Antonella Strangi Edna D. Strnad Branden Stucky Melanie and Jim Sweeney Keith and Leslie Szalay Michael and Jennifer Thomas Chip and Carisa Tilton Judy Tobin Mr. and Mrs. Gene Tournoux Steven Treppo and Sandra Ammendolia Allison W. Trotter Anthony and Kristen Ugrinic Kevin and Barbara Verne The Vodrey Family The A.L. Wain Company Susan A. Wallace Robert J. Wallen Jay and Wendy Wasman Ricia Weiner and Carlos Jackson Susan H. Weiner Mark and Rebecca Weintraub David and Erica* Weiss Penny Weiss-Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Colin Wemer Daniel and Audrey White Drs. Richard Whittington and Jane Coleman Jessica Wilkes Jim and Eileen Wilkoff Reginald and Tracy Williams Keith and Brigid Wilson Christine and Steven Wolken Hadley Wood Youth Challenge Donors of $35 to $99 Mr. Ronald Adrine Samson Aklog and Woyneab Simie

Stephen J. Alfred Tom and Elizabeth Barry The Binczyk Family Craig J. Blatchford Eileen and Bob Blattner Mr. Louis J. Bloomfield Scott Bogard and Sherry Kim W. Henry Boom and Anne Batzell John and Renee Boyle Brown-Forward Elisabeth Buchan Buckeye State Credit Union Lucille Burkett Carol Nursery School BJ Carter Matt and Beth Casey Louis and Janice Castellano Center Heights Service, Inc. G. Ben Cohen and Ms. Gabriella Celeste Compass Business Services Charlotte Jaffe Cowan Gary and Kim Cowan Donald and Mary Anne Cunningham Ann and Tim Cutler Thomas K. Davis Mark and Ruth Desmond Mara and Aria Doganiero Anne Newton Dumper Jack and Jamie Elwell Rich Evans Catherine and Edward Feldman Dr. Marc Fried Katherine Friedell Gary M. Golovan, D.D.S., M.S. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Gibson Sonia Golden Brian and Robin Green Dorothy Greenslade The Greff Family Lila Grossman David and Lisa Hackney Paula Bodwell Harvey Ruth and James Heide Dr. Erin Herbruck Ms. Linda Hile Richard Hollander Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hurst Kenneth H. Johnson Mr. Jay F. Kaufman Leon and Susan Kessel Marcia Kessler Neal Kochman Douglas Kramer Keith Kruithoff Lynne S. Kulich Judy Perry Kurimai Keith and Lisa Landford The Lewicki Family Barry and Mary Livingston Ellen Loughin Mark and Sheila Lowery Rachel Carnell and Gregory Lupton Michael and Arlene Mayhugh Shirley Pastore McCormack Katherine Emerson and Keith McCrae Ian and Sarah McGee Daniel A. and Diana Medalie Ashley Mellott Leonard and Marcia Molloy Carlton and Joan Moody

Mark Munetz and Lois Freedman Douglas and Kathy Myles Nederlandse School Cleveland Inc. Kate Nielson Patty Ott Pat Papera Brian Parker PDO Preschool Gabrielle Perrin Carol Soloway Pohl Elinor Polster Joyce S. Pope Mr. Alton R. Pope Debra Quarles Mary and Alexander RaeGrant Millie Talbot Redon Hernan Rincon and Barbara Pollack-Rincon Ginna and Jeff Rinkov Tom Rison Dawn Rivers Marla and Terry Robinson Katherine Brewster and Donald Rosenberg Bill and Kim Rosner Sabrina Spangler Designs Andrew Sakiewicz and Naomi Hollander Susan Scalabrino David and Jane Schiraldi Stephen and Linda Schlein Matt Schnall Maude and Dr. Melvin Shafron Jack and Jessica Shelley James Shin and Ms. Leah Sieck David and Faye Sholiton Andrew Shulman Alice Simon Donita Singerman Sirna & Sons, Inc. Chris and Jenny Steadman Ellen Stepanian H. Gerry Taylor and Kay Kendall Anthony Ting and Allison Lim Sheldon and Anne Towson Anthony and Susan Troia Erica and Ray Verderber Gary B. Wachs Andrea Wasserman Ms. Elizabeth Weinstein Chris C. Welker Drs. Brett Angney and Dale Whittington-Angney Pamela Williams Evelyn Wisham Kelly McMann and Gregory York Danny and Kenya Young Mr. and Mrs. Matt Zucca

* Deceased

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Enrichment Grants Annual proceeds from many of the Shaker Schools Foundation’s endowed funds support teacher grants that enrich the education of Shaker’s students. During the 2016 fiscal year, the Foundation distributed 26 enrichment grants to 38 teachers. Sample grants in elementary, middle, and high school buildings provided: * Support of basic skills among kindergarteners and their families at Fernway and Lomond elementary schools; * Materials to enhance reading, spelling, writing, and social studies programs, as well as a compost project in the K-4 buildings; * Support for after-school math and reading and Woodbury Creating Change at Woodbury; * An artist-in-residence, literary arts magazine, and study of slave trade at Shaker Middle School; * Continued expansion of the Learning Garden, purchase of a backdrop for show choir, and help with purchase of a new crew boat at Shaker Heights High School.

Woodbury Creating Change featured hand-made tapas plates; Onaway students built a compost bin; and the Crew team purchased a new boat, all thanks to support from the Shaker Schools Foundation.


In total, the Foundation provided $340,000 to support enrichment grants, special projects, and student awards. Examples of special projects funded by the Foundation include assistance with expenses for the marching band’s tour to Spain; team building and leadership development for SGORR participants; and the purchase of books for the Boulevard, Fernway, and High School libraries, two three-D printers for the physics department, and new jerseys for the baseball team. For the MAC Scholars Program, the Foundation raised $5,000 from the Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Foundation. For Shaker’s First Class, the Foundation raised $150,500 (these numbers are included in the total above).

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Cash Basis Statement of Receipts and Disbursements For the Years Ended June 30

RECEIPTS Donations Interest and Dividend Income TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS Program Services: Student Awards Teacher Enrichment Grants Authorized Projects Red & White Projects (a) Red & White Expenses (b) Subtotal Administrative and Fundraising TOTAL Excess of Receipts over Disbursements

2016 2015 $598,392 $750,280 132,719 117,083 $731,111 $867,363

$25,915 $23,710 14,817 10,600 198,841 199,896 130,630 63,879 100,015 88,122 $470,218 $386,207 $132,599 $129,023 $602,817 $515,230 $128,294


Change in Net Unrealized Gain/(Loss) on Investments



Cash and Investments (at market, beginning of year)





Cash and Investments (at market, end of year)

(a) Not all Red & White funds were spent during FY 2015; some were carried over into FY 2016. (b) This total reflects deposits for the 2017 Red & White.

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2016 Awards for Juniors and Seniors Nikki Babbit Memorial Award Christopher Gillooly David M. Berger Award Joshua Podl Daniel R. Biello Award Sara Mesiano Louis and Laura Brooks Memorial Award Danielle Baston Lucille M. Burkett Award Bridget Mitchell Rashad Burnley Memorial Award Xavier Aniton Antonio Gonzalez, Jr. Matthew Mahoney-White Matthew McMillan David Peck, Jr. Sally Calland Lomond Scholar Award Graham Davidson CommitMEN Award Matthew Mahoney-White Mae Stuart Dalrymple Award Nora Spadoni M. Evelyn Dilley Award Naomi Gaston Katie Galvin Award Sedona Jolly Carolyn Garvin Award Kayla Latten Goldfarb Family Award Willa Alexander-Jaffe

Jenny Goldman Language Excellence Award Hannah Barrett

Modly First Generation American Award Jean Feng Felipe Lamenza

Grace B. Graham Award Nya Hardaway, student David Peterjohn, teacher

Jennifer Lynn Moore Award Christian Hullett

June Marie Harney Award Gus Mahoney Fred Heinlen Award Canyon McWilliams Douglas E. Hicks Award Joshua Elmore John and Leslie Holdstein Memorial Award Owen LaFramboise Dorothy Humel Hovorka Award Noah Jalango – Junior Amani Hill – Senior Andrea Johnson Dare to Dream Award Jean Feng Camren Shorts Sloan Stack Mark E. Leimsieder School Community Award Lauren Waller Eric and Susan Lindquist Memorial Award Dallas Botchway Tristan Clark Niya Mack McGovern Family Award Xavier Aniton Joshua Elmore David Peck, Jr.

Parker Hannifin Award Helen Yusko Terry Pollack Award for Leadership and Diversity Alison Kao Loretta Quade Community Leadership Memorial Award Sarah Tibbitts Traci Louise Prince Williams Award Layla Joseph Riyon Lee Mikayla Mahoney Rosewater Family Modern Language Award Clara Mueller A. Jack Rumbaugh Award Santiana Wilson Amy Margolis Silberman Award Sheila Scanlon Sue Silverman Award Nora Spadoni Jane Wood Award Ella Shlonsky Jeff Young Award Andrea Banks, Choir Lauryn Hobbs, Theatre

PHOTO LEFT: A Foundation grant supported world drumming at Fernway School. 2016 Annual Report


The Legacy Society The Shaker Schools Foundation is raising a permanent endowment to provide long-term, substantial support to the Shaker Schools in the areas of academia, arts, technology, health and fitness, and special initiatives. Bequests, trusts, other planned gifts, and outright gifts are being accepted. These contributions will help ensure the enrichment of education in the Shaker Heights Schools far into the future. Donors who make an outright gift or indicate that they have provided for the Foundation in their estate planning are entitled to membership in the Legacy Society. In Memory of Bruce Abrams Stuart Abrams Ruth S. Affelder Reading Fund Herbert Ascherman Jr. Christine Auginas Joan Ball Deborah Beim Cathy Belk George and Margaret Cannon Bill and Jennifer Clawson In Memory of Christopher Covert Deborah Cowan Mr. and Mrs. Rand M. Curtiss Sarajane and Sam Dolinsky Susan Fainstein Mark Freeman Ann and Scott Garson In Memory of Barbara Geismer In Memory of Edward Gilfeather Steven and Gail Goldfarb Grant Kohn Goodman Betty and Karl Hess Rick and Annie Hubbard In Memory of David Stuart Inglis Helen L. Ittner Robin D. Johnson J. Stephen and Kathy Jones Bernard and Nancy Karr Matthew and Julie Lehman Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Lowenthal Neil and Susan Luria In Memory of Greg Malin

In Memory of Michael McCord In Memory of John McGuinness Abe and Barb Miller John S. Murphy Nancy Pickus Judge Dan A. Polster and Ms. Deborah A. Coleman Dorothea and Michael Polster Jonathan and Nancy Polster Sean and Lisa Richardson In Memory of Lynn Ruffner Sauerland Foundation Paul Sauerland Shaker Heights High School Class of 1967 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 Amy Kerr Thome and Stephen Thome In Memory of James Thornton In Memory of Bud Urdang In Memory of John Vargo Holly and Douglas Wang Robin Weaver In Memory of Erica Weiss Fred Widen Thomas Wise In Memory of John C. Young As of June 30, 2016


Shaker Schools Foundation

Executive Committee Sarah Morgan Hallie Stewart Tracy Peebles Theresa Walsh Shaker Schools Liaison Christine Auginas The Friends of the Shaker Schools Foundation presented the twentyfourth A Night for the Red & White on March 5, 2016, at the Tudor Arms Hotel, Doubletree by Hilton. Nearly 800 devoted friends of the Shaker Schools enjoyed a wonderful party. Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, ticket buyers, and donors, the event raised more than $130,000 for the enhancement of technology, the arts, humanities, and health and fitness in each of the Shaker Heights City Schools. This year’s party enjoyed the support of 23 sponsors. Very special thanks go to the Arminius Foundation, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, Huntington National Bank, and Tucker Ellis LLP, our Benefactors and most generous donors. We extend appreciation to the following Patrons, who give at the next highest level: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP; KeyBank; Squire Patton Boggs LLP; Ulmer & Berne LLP; and University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center. The Foundation also is grateful to our Fellows: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Calvetta Brothers Floor Show, CIMA Plastics Group, CLE Music Group, C.P. Braman & Co., Inc., DDR Corp., Ellen Seguin Design, Hogan Transportation, Karlovec & Company Design/Build Remodel, Legacy Capital Partners, Liberty Ford Solon, Thorman Petrov Group, and TorqHoist. As sponsors of the Shaker Schools Foundation, these organizations receive recognition at A Night for the Red & White and at Foundation events and in Foundation publications throughout the calendar year. Many thanks and sincere congratulations to the volunteers who spent countless hours planning the 2016 event – and to the community for its dedicated and loyal support.

2016 Annual Report

Shaker Schools Foundation Liaison Sue Starrett Administrative Support Ann Cutler Erica Verderber Holly Wang Teacher Committee Chair: Matt Zucca Corporate Sponsors Sue Starrett Solicitation (Advertising and Silent Auction) Chairs: Maureen Glasper, Annette Himes, Elizabeth Roeder, Heather Weingart Chair, mailing: Elinor Danford Invitation Design Ellen Seguin Invitation Mailing Chairs: Liz Montenegro, Molly Ritts Catalog Assistant Susan Vodrey Catalog Production Sarah Divakarla Catalog Database Manager Fiona Payne Catalog Distribution Chairs: Marnie Anderson Social Media/Education Johnine Byrne Ellen Genger Jane Lamb Raffle Chairs: Jef Fowler, Mity Fowler Registration Chairs: Roxanne Jaber, Katie Kiker Silent Auction Chairs Chairs: Elane Better, Suzanne Taigen Silent Auction Closeout Chair: Barb Rauhe Silent Auction Payment Chairs: Laura Goldberg, Kate Hubben Student Art Show Chair: Meg Furey, Ellen Genger


 Funds Since its inception, the Shaker Schools Foundation has encouraged donations in honor or memory of a person or family. Income from these funds helps support teaching and learning in the Shaker Heights City Schools. During fiscal year 2016, 100 endowed funds helped 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. The following funds were established by June 30, 2016. The Ruth S. Affelder Reading Fund Nikki Babbit Memorial Fund David M. Berger Memorial Fund Beyond the Desk Fund Daniel R. Biello Memorial Fund Madeline and Dennis Block Fund Phyllis P. Brandon Fund Jean Brattin Physics Fund Charlotte Braverman Music Enrichment Fund David Breland Fund for Innovation in Music and Technology Louis and Laura Brooks Memorial Fund Buie Data Processing Fund Lucille M. Burkett Fund Rashad Burnley Memorial Fund Sally Calland Lomond Scholar Award Fund Penny Chang Fund Class of 1938 Special Scholarship Fund Class of 1949 Fund, Class of January 1950 Fund Class of 1950 and January 1951 Fund Class of 1954 Alumni Fund Class of 1973 Fund Class of 2001 Fund CommitMEN Fund Lynn Cowen Fund The Mae Stuart Dalrymple Memorial Fund Fred David Memorial Fund Deep Hughes Bardenstein Family Evening of Jazz Fund** M. Evelyn Dilley Fund Reynold Ellis Raise Our Voice Fund Richard William Epps Memorial Fund Fine and Performing Arts Fund Jeffry E. Fox Memorial Fund Linda Freeman Fund


Katie Galvin Fund Carolyn Garvin Scholarship Fund Barbara P. Geismer Fund for Cultural Enrichment in Grades K-3 Goldfarb Family Fund Jenny Goldman Language Excellence Fund Robert C. Goodman Science Faculty Enrichment Fund The Grace B. Graham Learning Fund John Harbourt Memorial Fund June Marie Harney Fund for the Performing Arts Fred Heinlen Fund Sarita Herron Fund Rob Hershman Fund Douglas E. Hicks Memorial Fund Hirsch Family Fund John and Leslie Holdstein Memorial Fund Dorothy Humel Hovorka Award for Scholastic Achievement Brian Hutton Memorial Fund David Inglis Memorial Fund International Baccalaureate Fund International Baccalaureate Student Philanthropic Fund Kathy and Stephen Jones Fund Kassen Boulevard Book Fund Judy Wilkoff Kaufman Fund Desadre Lawson-Bullock Fund** Mark Leimsieder School Community Award Fund Library Fund Eric and Susan Lindquist Memorial Fund Lawrence Lisak Memorial Fund Linda Loeffler Science Fund William A. and Kathleen S. MacIntyre Fund Dr. Louise Marks Active Learning Fund

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The Mason Family Fund Elaine Mason Fund McGovern Family Fund John M. McGuinness Memorial Fund** Zoltan and Doris Modly First Generation American Fund** Jennifer Lynn Moore Fund The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren Garden Fund Bob Morris Fund Terry Pollack Fund for Leadership and Diversity Pride in Shaker Schools Alumni Fund Lisa Pruett Fund Loretta Quade Community Leadership Memorial Award Frank Richards Memorial Fund Rosewater Family Fund A. Jack Rumbaugh Fund William J. Scherer Fund Robert Schneider Choral Enrichment Fund SGORR Fund Shaker Fields Development Fund Shaker Hockey Alumni Fund Shaker Orchestra Most Improved Award Scholarship Fund** Shaker Sports Booster Club Fund Amy Margolis Silberman Fund for Excellence in Theater Arts Sue Silverman Memorial Fund Alice Stein Reading Fund Elena Steinberg Fund Stout Family Fund Joan and Norman Sugarman Family Fund Superintendent’s Fund Peter W., William A., and Harold J. Theisen Memorial Fund James Thornton Guest Artist Fund Rick Ware Fund for Creative Education and Teaching Excellence Traci Louise Prince Williams Fund True Love School Learning Exchange Fund Jane Wood Award for Outstanding Student Journalism Jeff Young Memorial Fund Inaugural Funds of the Shaker Schools Foundation are in bold. **Funds established between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016

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