Annual Benefit

Our Annual Benefit, held every November in Manhattan, is Summit's most important fundraiser of the year. Summit's integrated learning and therapeutic approach goes well beyond basic curriculum mandates. However, this does not come without a cost. Closing our school's operating gap is a significant issue that we must address directly since New York State’s low tuition rate does not equal Summit’s actual cost for educating our students. Lowering Summit’s standards is not an option. Together, we will help Summit maintain its commitment to excellence.

BUY YOUR TICKETS TO ATTEND     When you buy your tickets online, you preset your BidPal auction account. Yes, BidPal's mobile bidding is back by popular demand of our guests. Parents continue to rave about being able to bid without having to interrupt their conversations or having to walk from the dining room back to the silent auction area. Automatic checkout makes pickup quick and easy. And, you'll be able to preview auction items at our Giving Center prior to attending the Annual Benefit. RSVP by November 9, 2015. We look forward to seeing you at The Pierre Hotel on November 23.

Click here to buy your tickets online

RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATE FUND     We greatly appreciate your donation to help fund the purchase of restaurant gift certificates for Summit's Annual Benefit. Used in our silent auction, restaurant gift certificates are always very hot commodities and often sell for twice face value. We are asking each family to donate a minimum of $25 when combined with donations from other families, we can make a huge impact for our benefit presentation.

Restaurant Gift Certificate Fund

LEARN ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP     Read all about it in our Annual Benefit flyer for parents to see what you can do to help make Summit's Annual Benefit a huge success, from attending the benefit, to soliciting donations, to supporting our restaurant gift fund, to donating items for our themed gift baskets and silent auction, to helping secure that something special for our live auction. Every year, we are amazed by the creativity of our parents.

Click here to use our online Auction Item Donation Form

Click here to download an Item Donation Form[PDF]

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS & JOURNAL ADS MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE     When you become an event sponsor or support the Benefit Journal you provide the critical support needed to make our Annual Benefit successful in raising the funds needed to to close the gap. Click on the donate buttons below to contribute online.


BENEFIT E-NEWS & UPDATES     To keep everyone informed about Summit’s Annual Benefit from sneak peeks of silent and live auction items to deadline notifications, a benefit e-newsletter will be periodically emailed to all parents.

BENEFIT QUESTIONS?     Contact: Karen Elder, Director, Development & Special Projects
Telephone: 718-264-2931     Email:

Buy tickets to attend the Annual Benefit
Support the Benefit Journal [PDF]
Be a Benefit Event Sponsor [PDF]
Make an Auction Item Donation Online
Download an Auction Item Donation Form [PDF]
Download the 2015 Annual Benefit parent flyer and Wish Lists [PDF]
Ask others: Use our sample solicitation letter [DOCX]