Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign

Building Hope Capital Campaign


  • $4.1 million campaign (total cost increased from $3.7 million when space became available at our Creekside building in early 2020)
  • To meet the needs of approximately 800 children and young adults from Western New York now and into the future
  • Remove children from Summit’s wait list of more than 100 students
  • Increase capacity to serve more individuals with autism, developmental, social, and behavioral concerns
  • Improve treatment quality by creating specialized state-of-the-art facilities

Phase I – completed in April 2018

  • Remodeled 14,500 sq. ft. of space at 75 Pineview in Amherst, NY to complete The Summit Center’s Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic, The Children’s Guild Foundation Pediatric Clinic, and a state-of-the-art conference center and meeting rooms, along with new office space

Phase II – to be completed in the summer of 2022

  • 15,000 sq. ft. of space at Woodridge Drive in Amherst, NY. Five new classrooms will be added, along with four specialized treatment rooms, a kitchen, and a multipurpose room that will serve as a gym and cafeteria
  • A connector to join the Woodridge and Creekside buildings, creating a campus-like environment
  • Four additional classrooms at 165 Creekside (space unexpectedly became available at the Summit Academy Vocational Training Center in early 2020 which gave Summit the opportunity to expand)

If you have any questions, please contact Kara Lee, Director of Development, at or 716.629.3449.


Invest in Hope

Invest in Hope is a 20-minute presentation on a new model of care that Summit is bringing to Western New York: the Center for Autism Assessment and Treatment.

The Center for Autism Assessment and Treatment (CAAT) will provide families with hope in the form of a therapeutic day program right in Amherst, NY. Children in crisis will have a safe place to overcome their challenges while working with highly skilled professionals.

Watch the Program here