Shaker Charitable Trust

The Shaker Charitable Trust


The Shaker Charitable Trust was established in September, 1968 by

William R. Donnely, William C. Hartman, Joseph E. Heinen, Fred D. Kidder,

Thomas A. Peter, Jr., and Neil T. Ruddock. The Trust was created to provide scholarships to employees of the Club and their families to assist in furthering their educations (college or technical school). Contributions to the Trust come directly from the Club’s members and the Trust’s Annual Golf Event.


The assets of the Trust were virtually depleted by 1982. It was then that

Howard and Katie Van den Eynden donated $100,000 to revitalize the program enabling the Trust to continue to award scholarships.


Through 2019 over 950 scholarships exceeding $750,000 have been awarded.

The Trustees serving on the Board and the employees of Shaker Heights Country Club and their families are most grateful for your support of the Trust and their educational efforts.