Annual Benefit

Our Annual Benefit, held every November in Manhattan, has always been Summit’s most important fundraiser of the year. Join our celebration — it kicks off on November 25 at The Pierre in Manhattan.

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 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.


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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 benefit icons above to donate online or use the links below to download a paper-based donation form [pdf].

SUPPORT SUMMIT’S 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, and even three times, 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. Click on the benefit icons above to donate online or use the links below to download a paper-based donation form [pdf].

SUMMIT’S BEST OF BROADWAY RAFFLE     Two Best Seats. Three Best Shows. Three Best Nights. How can you see these great shows from the best seats in the house? Make a donation to The Summit School to help us close the gap and automatically be eligible to win. Donations must be made online at:

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  |  donate online

Be a Benefit Event Sponsor  |  donate online

Click here to download an Annual Benefit Sponsorship/Journal Form [PDF]

support summit online | be eligible to win summit’s best of broadway raffle

view summit's wish lists on  |  get ideas or shop online

Make an Auction Item Donation  |  donate Online

Download an Auction Item Donation Form [PDF]

support our restaurant gift certificate fund  |  donate online

Download the 2019 Annual Benefit parent flyer and Wish Lists [PDF]

Ask others: Use our sample solicitation letter [DOCX]