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.

DON'T DELAY, BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY     When you buy your tickets online, you preset your BidPal auction account, which lets you get into the action faster. 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 7, 2016. We look forward to seeing you at The Pierre Hotel on November 21.


SUPPORT SUMMIT’S RESTAURANT GC 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.


LEARN MORE 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 providing items for our themed gift baskets, to redeeming credit card reward points for gift cards, to shopping our Wish Lists on, to donating items for our silent auction, to helping secure that something special for our live auction. Every year we are amazed by the creativity of our parents.

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.

Be A Benefit Event Sponsor
Support the Benefit Journal

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

Be a Benefit Event Sponsor

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

Make an Auction Item Donation Online

Download an Auction Item Donation Form [PDF]

Download the 2016 Annual Benefit parent flyer and Wish Lists [PDF]

Ask others: Use our sample solicitation letter [DOCX]