The Summit Fund

The Summit Fund is the primary way for alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, and friends to support the annual priorities of our school. By giving, you help Summit take advantage of mission-driven, real-time innovations that keep a Summit education dynamic – both in and out of the classroom.

No other fund is this versatile, or this necessary, or this important. By participating in The Summit Fund you are making a difference throughout our campus while directly supporting every student, every faculty member, and every academic program. Gifts of every size are appreciated and foster a sense of community among Summit families.

Annual gifts to The Summit Fund are essential as they provide critical dollars to cover the school's program costs each year. All gifts, whether large or small, are greatly appreciated. Your gift provides:

    • Cutting-edge classroom equipment and technology
    • Financial aid for deserving students
    • Opportunities for our extraordinary teachers to grow professionally
    • Resources for our visual and performing arts programs
    • Innovative maker spaces
    • Robust upper school athletics
    • Experiential travel, field trips, and museum learning

These are just a few of the direct benefits to our students right now and enhance their lives on Summit's campus every day.

During the 2016-17 year, more than 1,050 donors contributed $1,300,500 to our school. The average parent gift was $1,100, and the median parent gift was $500. More than 170 donors made leadership-level gifts beginning at $1,000, which make the most impact. Our alumni participation was 12% - the highest in several years.

Your donation improves the quality of education each student receives and helps prepare the next generation of Summit alumni. Thank you for inspiring learning in the Summit community with your generous support of The Summit Fund.

How to Get Involved

The Summit Fund relies on an active group of volunteers to achieve the fundraising goals year after year. Please consider helping in one of these meaningful ways:

  • Be a Class Agent
    • Class agents are alumni representatives who contact classmates on behalf of The Summit Fund.
  • Join The Summit Fund Parents’ Committee
    • This committee of current parents contact their peers in support of The Summit Fund.
  • Participate in #GivingTuesday and in the Founders Day/Week of Giving Campaign
    • Show your support of Summit and encourage others to make a gift by participating in our week-long Social Media campaign.
  • Learn about Annual Giving opportunities, including gift clubs, in our Summit Fund brochure below.

For additional information or to volunteeer, please call the Summit School development office at (336) 724-5811 or email development@summitmail.org.

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