Our Beginnings 


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In 1986, a small group of Summit residents had an idea.  They recognized private funding invested in our schools would encourage creativity and innovation.  The Summit Educational Foundation was formed.  Through continued community commitment to excellence in our schools and donors like you, SEF's Annual Fund has invested over $4 million in our schools through teacher and district grants.
 
Thriving public schools are essential to the vitality and economic well-being of our community.  Serving children of all backgrounds and economic circumstances, strong public schools prepare students to become productive workers and informed citizens, foster friendships that transcend neighborhood boundaries, strengthen property values and engender civic pride.Summit has long enjoyed a reputation for high quality education and SEF has played a paramount role in funding grants that distinguish our schools as the top performing in the state and nation.