SPARC has been the primary source of outside funding for the performing arts programs in the Summit Public Schools since 1996.  Due to the changing landscape of state funding for our schools, outside financial support for our programs is needed now more than ever!  During the 2020-2021 school year, SPARC funded over $38,000 grant requests!



SPARC supports the following programs:
  • Theater productions at the elementary, middle and high schools
  • LCJSMS TEDx program
  • LCJSMS Debate Team
  • SHS Speech & Debate Team
  • SHS Step Team

In addition to providing financial assistance, SPARC also:

  • Maintains an inventory of technical equipment (wireless microphone sets and LED spotlights) that are used to enhance productions at each school  
  • Awards scholarships to graduating seniors at our year-end Senior Salute Ceremony
  • Hosts a Meet The Performing Arts Coaches forum for rising middle and high school students. 



SPARC is a NJ-registered non-profit organization as recognized under IRS section 501(c)(3) so donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law. SPARC also qualifies for corporate matching gift programs. Please contact us if you would like more information about donations or matching gifts.


Our Board

 Lisa Campbell
Hazel Anne Siegel
Heather Grondin
Laura Lameo
Co-Vice Presidents
Suzanne Henry
Development Officer
Susan Daniel
Assistant Development Officer
Annie Schiffmann
Communications Officer
Sue Flannery Huffman
Recording Secretary
Jesse Reyes
Julie Cahillane
At-Large Board Member
Summit High School

Megan Gaeta
Mitchell Hecker


Stacie Collins
Mica Sylvester
Karla Ruiz
Vanessa Davis Cohen
Laura Heil
Christopher Rice
 Natalie Lind
Courtney Reed
Rachel Zucker