The Beloved Night for the Red and White Continues In-Person

The Shaker Schools Foundation will hold their 30th annual fundraiser event

On March 5, community members will gather together to attend the Shaker Schools Foundation’s 30th annual fundraising event, A Night for the Red and White. The party will commence at 7 p.m. at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights.

Each year, attendees dine, dance to live music and contribute funds to the particular initiative that the Foundation is aiming to support, which is different every year. This year, the Foundation is using all proceeds from the auction to support wellness and success for Shaker students. 

“The pandemic has created a pressing need for social-emotional learning, mentoring programs, additional mental health and wellness programming, enhanced academic resources and supports,” Shaker Schools Foundation Executive Director Holly Coughlin said.

The event raises funds via ticket sales, raffles, an auction, direct donations and corporate partnerships. 

This year, the celebration will follow the theme “Generations of Shaker.” The Foundation selected this theme to show the strength of the Shaker community. “We are featuring ‘Generations of Shaker’ as so many alumni choose to raise their families in Shaker,” she said, “There are so many two, three and four generations families that show how amazing Shaker Schools and the community really are.”

All A Night for the Red and White’s attendees are adults, but students will provide entertainment throughout the night. Coughlin explained that the fundraiser gives students a chance to showcase their talents. “We feature musical performances by string ensembles, the Chanticleers, jazz band, and the vocal ensemble.  This year we are thrilled to also have musicians and dancers from Sankofa and soloists from Barnum,” Coughlin said, “It is an amazing reflection of the creativity and talents of our students.” Junior Brendan Zbanek and senior Alina Roach will serve as student emcees.

Coughlin remarked on the immense sense of community A Night for the Red and White creates. She believes this is why community members should attend the event. 

The Shaker Schools Foundation’s last in-person event was March 7, 2020, just one week before the school’s closure due to COVID-19. “We were very fortunate to be able to hold the event. It’s been a challenging two years so this 2022 Red & White as we come out of the pandemic will be a chance to come together as a community,” Coughlin said.

Many people work together to make the event possible each year. Coughlin said, “This is the 30th annual event. That shows the commitment of the community, the volunteers, the Foundation Board as well as the District and Foundation staff. It’s definitely a team effort. We all come together to make it a success.”

Tickets, as well as online raffle item tickets, can be purchased at the Shaker Schools Foundation’s website.

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