It is with a full heart and immense gratitude that we begin this year’s annual appeal.
Your support helped make this an incredibly rewarding year for the Shaker Historical Society despite the pandemic. In 2021, we have:
Welcomed 384 visitors (since June) from 24 states and 3 countries
Shared local history, stories, and art in 4 exhibitions
Made discoveries with over 30 budding historians and archaeologists during our camps
Explored architecture, racial history, the Moreland neighborhood, and Warrensville West Cemetery on tours
Collaborated with over 20 local organizations and nonprofits
With a successful programming year in the rear view mirror, we are enthusiastically looking ahead to a year filled with inspiring community engagement, financial growth, and even more awareness of the work we do. As with any nonprofit, we look to you for support every year to sustain our mission with inspiration and vigor. Naturally the pandemic caused a disruption in our traditional fundraising abilities, and we have some catching up to do! We are excited to invite you to have an impact with us in numerous ways as we embark on 2022.
Beyond your annual opportunity to support our daily existence and growth, we are delighted to announce that the Shaker Historical Society is entering its 75th year in a historic and challenging time with a goal to raise $75,000 during our anniversary year. Our small but mighty team is passionate about engaging our community with local history, expanding the stories we share, and supporting city-wide efforts by the inspiring organizations and residents living, working, learning, and playing in Shaker Heights.
We respectfully invite you to consider a gift now to continue to sustain the Shaker Historical Society through the ongoing pandemic as well as strengthen our programs, exhibitions, and collections into our 75th year and beyond. The staff and board remain committed to connecting our neighbors and friends to our collective past by sharing the stories of Shaker Heights, and we look forward to celebrating our 100th with you in the future!
We thank you in advance for your generous contribution in support of the Shaker Historical Society as well as any additional contributions you may be willing to make at this time in support of our $75,000 anniversary goal. More information about the 75th Anniversary will be forthcoming.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way.
With appreciation for your continued support,
Brianna Treleven, Executive Director