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Give the Gift of Education!

Summit faces funding challenges as a public charter school. Help sustain the unique benefits of a child's education by donating to the Summit Charter School Foundation today.


Impact of Giving

The Summit Charter School Foundation (SCSF) raises money to support Summit Charter School. To provide children an educational program true to Summit’s mission requires $11,820 in funding per student; we welcomed 240 students this year and we are growing. As a tuition-free public charter school, government funding per student is only 75% of traditional public schools, and the school receives zero funding for capital improvements. Therefore, sustaining programs and facilities require funding through multiple sources.

Following a successful Capital Campaign to build our new facilities, the next chapter in Summit’s life-changing story for our children includes two core funding areas: 1) The Present, and 2) The Future.

THE PRESENT: 2019-20 Annual Fund
SCSF’s Annual Fund immediately enriches the lives of our students, faculty, and staff through unrestricted dollars in the school’s operating budget. This is the school’s Area of Greatest Need as Summit transitions and grows into a K-12 program for our community. Tax-deductible gifts to the Annual Fund close the gap between the funding shortage and what we need to ensure a world-class education for our students at Summit.

THE FUTURE: Introducing the Jerry Johnson Legacy Fund
In October, our Summit family lost a beloved member of its school community: Gerald “Jerry” Johnson. Jerry was a SC
SF board member and a grandparent. He was a fierce champion of Summit and had a tremendous impact on the school. The Jerry Johnson Legacy Fund has been formed in his memory, with all gifts restricted to maintaining school facilities in the future. This is a first step to ensuring a future of enduring vitality for Summit in addition to securing fiscal stability.

If you would like to contribute a future gift through a trust, life insurance, gift annuities, or a provision in a will, please contact Development Director Melissa Hudson at 828-743-5755 or to learn more about planned giving.