Save the Date:
Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8 pm
A Night for the Red & White, the annual gala in support of the Shaker Schools, has been a well-loved, successful tradition for 28 years.
This year, the show must go on, but in a different way due to the pandemic. While previous events have attracted more than 600
attendees for dinner, dancing, and student performances, this year’s event will be virtual, on Saturday, March 6 from 8-9 pm.
The event will feature performances by Shaker students and surprise appearances by talented Shaker alumni. As in past
years, auction items will be available for online bidding in the week leading up to the event. The emcee of last year’s event,
Michael Tate, class of 1985, will return to his hosting duties, albeit from his home state of California.
“An unexpected benefit of the online format is that it will allow us to include alumni and other friends of the Shaker Schools
from all over the globe, without anyone having to travel,” says Holly Coughlin, executive director of the Shaker Schools Foundation.
The executive committee from last year’s event is also returning. They include Mity Fowler, parent of three High School
students; Marla Walker, parent of two High School students and two graduates; Lauren Martin, parent of two Boulevard
students; and Shaker graduate Sarah Brandon Bowen, class of 2007.
“Our fantastic Red & White committee members, led by our four dedicated executive co-chairs, have come up with some
unbelievably innovative ideas for celebrating at this year’s event,” says Coughlin. “Get ready to be entertained while supporting
Shaker students and teachers. We promise it will be a lively, memorable, and meaningful experience for all.”
For more details, visit shakerschoolsfoundation.org/events and follow the Shaker Schools Foundation on Facebook,
Instagram, and Twitter.
Shaker Schools Foundation Announces 2020 Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees
Congratulations to the newest members of the Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame! The 2020 inductees are:
• Carter Bays, class of 1993, a television writer and producer, and creator of the hit show, How I Met Your Mother.
• The Honorable Rebecca Frank Dallet, class of 1987, a respected jurist who was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2018.
• coleman a. jordan / ebo, class of 1981, an accomplished professor of architecture and multimedia artist who has exhibited
throughout the U.S. and abroad, notably Ghana and Kenya.
• John L. Morgan, class of 1986, a detective with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department, who specializes in investigations
related to human trafficking.
• John Morris Russell, class of 1978, conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, music director of the Hilton Head Symphony.
• Kevin Snipes, class of 1981, an acclaimed ceramic artist who has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad.
• Kenny Thompkins, class of 1977, a Walt Disney animator whose award-winning design work includes characters from
Winnie the Pooh and Beauty and the Beast.
• Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller, class of 1982, a highly sought-after revivalist pastor, vocalist, and lecturer who is dedicated to social
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justice, health, and food security initiatives.
These eight inductees join the ranks of the 298 Shaker Heights
High School graduates who have been inducted into the Shaker
Schools Alumni Hall of Fame since it was established in 1986.
The class of 2020 members will share their talents with
current students in the spring. SL
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