Thank you one last time for those who financially supported our Celebrate Summit event, which has raised $40,000. We are so grateful for your support. Watch the event here. Giving has always been an important part of a Summit experience – and there are other ways to financially support Summit yet this year, which has challenged our staff, students and families in unexpected ways.

Summit is leading the way on virtual learning in 2020 by installing an Owl in four classrooms. Not the bird, but a top-of-the-line video conference system that has been a gamechanger for virtual learning (pictured here). Donations from six generous Summit families and supporters have allowed Summit to set up Owls in grades 2-8. (Thank you to the Afridi family, Clark family, Davy family, Graw family, JPM Enterprises, and Virginia Michalicek for their donations.) We’d love to secure Owls for the remaining two classrooms (PreK/K and 1st grade) as soon as possible. If you are interested in making a targeted donation toward this effort, please email Larisa Bickel.

Looking for 2020 tax credits or deductions? Read more and watch a video about the tax benefits of Summit’s STO (Student Tuition Organization) here. Our STO is a 501(c)3 organization formed to help families who seek a private education for their children that otherwise may be financially out of reach. As such, STOs are charitable organizations created to receive cash contributions from individual Iowa tax payers, and then allocate those funds to eligible families who attend accredited non-public schools represented by the STO. This is considered a win-win donation for many of our eligible Summit families.

Finally, if you would like to make a traditional end-of-year donation to support Summit’s ongoing operational expenses – which have grown this year due to the pandemic and the derecho – we would appreciate your support online or by mail at Summit Schools, 1010 Regent St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Donations need to be received by December 31, 2020 to be credited as a 2020 donation. Thank you for your support this year!