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?

Start by filling out the application online (click on the Summiteer Application link in the left menu). All individuals/organizations must submit an application.

Make sure to read our Summiteer Guidelines as well as our No Solicitation List, a list of businesses that should not be contacted for a donation.

If you have any questions, please call Abby Werth at 716.629.3436 or email

Summiteer Application

Help to raise funds and awareness for The Summit Center through our Summiteer program! Be sure to download the Summiteer Guidelines.

You can also download the application here.


Summiteer Application

  • Event Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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Summiteer Guidelines

All fundraising activities benefiting The Summit Center or Summit Foundation, Inc. must be approved in advance by The Summit Center’s Development Office.

Review our guidelines and then complete and return the application

Please contact us at if you would like a PDF version of the guidelines and application sent to you via email.

Receive approval from The Summit Center to proceed

Once we have received your application, we will contact you. Please do not start promoting the fundraiser until you have received confirmation of approval from us.

Planning your Summiteer fundraiser

Now it’s time to start promoting your fundraiser! Send out email or paper invitations, create fliers, a social media event or other promotional materials. Engage potential attendees or participants via social media. Facebook and Twitter are excellent tools to help promote events to the public. Encourage friends, family, and co-workers to join you in planning or promoting the event!

Keep your Summit Development contact informed

If necessary, The Summit Center can provide you with logos, a banner, a representative to speak at your fundraiser about Summit’s programs and services, as well as volunteers for on-site support the day of your fundraiser. Your Summit contact is a great resource to brainstorm ideas with, approve your communications, provide resources such as Summit materials and information, and overall, help make your fundraising event a success!

Collect your funds

Have your donors and supporters make checks payable to your community group and the net proceeds are then donated to The Summit Center. You can also register a PayPal account and accept payment via credit card! Be sure to send all funds to our office within 30 days of your fundraising event.

Please send a check payable to The Summit Center to the following address:
Attn: Summiteer Program, Development Office
The Summit Center
75 Pineview Drive, Suite 200
Amherst, New York 14228

Following along with our guidelines will ensure a successful fundraising event. Thank you for all your hard work in the planning, promotion, and execution of your event. We hope it was a great success! Please make sure to thank your supporters, attendees, venue, and any sponsors.

Questions about the Summiteer program:

Please call Abby Werth at 716.629.3436 or email

No Solicitation List