Great Artists Come From Great Arts Programs

But performing arts programs are expensive! 

It can be overwhelming for our schools to mount performances with all of the costs involved. 

Every Donation Makes a Difference 


SPARC is a community of parents, industry professionals, educators and performing arts enthusiasts. We know the value of an arts education but also understand the limitations of a public school budget.  Our goal is to bridge the gap in funding to support the hopes and dreams of our performing arts students. 


Your donation supports:

  • Theater production expenses like royalties, lights, sets and costumes at all Summit Public Schools.

  • Competition expenses for both Speech & Debate and Step Dance teams.

  • Educational and training workshops led by professional singers, actors, dancers and speakers.

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2020-2021 Funding Highlights


A sampling of the projects we supported last year:

  • $5,000 for assemblies at all five elementary schools with Broadway star, Telly Leung.
    Watch SPARC's Live interview with Telly!

  • Fully funded the construction of the outdoor stage (pictured right) in the SHS Performing Arts Garden, which was used by LCJSMS for You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and SHS for Newsies.

  • $7,500 in scholarship awards for seniors.  

SPARC Events

SPARC'ling Evening of Stars
Saturday, February 12th
Knights of Columbus
59 Shunpike Road, Summit
Tickets Go On Sale
Tuesday, January 18th!
Member Meetings
Mondays at 7:30pm via Zoom
January 31st
March 21st
May 16th


District Events

SHS Presents
March 2-5

LCJSMS Presents
March 18-19

In The News

SHS Speech & Debate Earns 6th Place at Yale National Tournament!
And Congratulations:
Genevieve McKay
4th place in Declamation
Matt Hecker
3rd Place in DI, 4th Place in Info.
Lilly Espeland & Brooke Campbell
4th place in DUO
Sarah Walsh & Ella Macgill
6th place in DUO
Martin Tobin & Rishab Jain
Quarter Finals - JV Public Forum
Jeremiah Cohn & Claire Guo
Octo Finals - Varsity Public Forum

SPARC & District
Performing Arts Events