Other Ways to Help

Other Ways to Help

Become a Summiteer

Companies, community groups, schools, families, and individuals can host fundraising events to support our mission.

The Summiteer program assists and recognizes those who organize fundraising activities to benefit The Summit Center. We appreciate and encourage these events!

Why become a Summiteer?

All money raised will directly benefit the individuals we serve. If you choose, you may restrict your donation to a specific program or service. Events that raise $250 or more will be recognized in the following edition of Summit’s e-newsletter and in Summit’s annual report.

What kind of community-supported events raise money for The Summit Center?

Raffles, car shows, bake sales, car washes, golf tournaments, dress down days, fitness challenges, zumba-thons, etc. These are only a few ideas. Be creative and brainstorm about what would work best for you and your network. And make sure attendees know why the event is being held and why The Summit Center is so important to you!

If your company or community organization has a unique idea to raise funds for The Summit Center, we want to hear all about it!

How do I become a Summiteer?

Please complete the application below. If you plan on soliciting donations from area businesses, kindly check with us before doing so.

If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at development@thesummitcenter.org or 716.629.3423.

Summiteer Application

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Tribute Gifts

Celebrate a loved one in a thoughtful way.

Honor or commemorate a loved one, friend, or teacher with an inscribed personal message on a lasting brick. Your brick donation is a meaningful way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and other life events.

When you dedicate an engraved brick, you are helping to maximize the tremendous potential of children with autism. Your tribute brick gift provides the resources for The Summit Center’s exceptional programs and services.

Engravings take place twice a year, generally in late spring and early fall. Your donation will be recognized with a certificate that you can present to your honoree.

Engraved Brick: $200

  • Your 6” x 9” brick includes 2 lines for your personal message.
    (Lines are limited to a maximum of 17 characters, including spaces.)

Engraved Granite Paver: $400

  • Your 12” x 12” paver includes 3 lines for your personal message.
    (Lines are limited to a maximum of 20 characters, including spaces.)
  • Additional lines available for $25.


Tribute Gifts

You can make lives better by donating in memory of, or honor of, someone special. A notification letter will be sent to the family or individual you specify. The amount of the donation will not be included.

Questions? Please contact:

Laura Brann, Assistant Director of Development

Shop for Summit

Support The Summit Center simply by shopping!


Summit Academy is proud to participate in Box Tops for Education! 

Have you downloaded the new Box Tops app yet? Go to BTFE.com to link your account to Summit Educational Resources. Then just scan your receipts within 14 days of the purchase date and the earnings will automatically be uploaded to our school! Please continue to clip if you happen to still see the pink Box Tops around. Tops contributes up to 5% of your purchase to the school(s) you have chosen. The more you shop, the higher percentage Tops donates to Summit!

Summit is proud to be an Embrace the Difference participating charity!

Purchase a piece of Embrace the Difference jewelry, exclusively at Reeds/Jenss, and select “The Summit Center” as your charity of choice. Once you redeem your donation card, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Summit. Shop online here.

Summit is a beneficiary of “Tops in Education.”

  • Register your Tops BonusPlus®.
  • Select your school(s) of choice (grades K-12) from the list of schools that have registered (you may select up to three schools).
  • Purchase participating TOPS Brand, Full Circle, TopCare®, Tippy Toes, Paws, Pure Harmony, Simply Done, Culinary Tours, That’s Smart, and Best Yet® products with your Tops BonusPlus® throughout the 2022-2023 Tops in Education program year.
  • Tops contributes up to 5% of your purchase to the school(s) you have chosen. The more you shop, the higher percentage we donate!

Contact the Development Office at development@thesummitcenter.org or 716.629.3423 for more information.

Company Matching Gifts

Double your donation to The Summit Center through your company's matching gift program!

Hundreds of companies match employee donations made to charitable organizations like The Summit Center. Many will match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 or more! These companies include:

Bank of America
The Home Depot
Ingram Micro
Northrop Grumman
Quest Diagnostics

Check with your HR department on whether they match gifts and what forms need to be completed.

For a comprehensive list of companies that match employee donations, visit page.org/site/list-of-companies-with-matching-gift-programs