Giving Back

At Summit, we care and are committed to our community, our clients, our industry, and our employees. We continue to identify important causes and organizations that align with our passions and the unique needs of our communities.

We believe that we can make the greatest impact by helping educate and prepare our future leaders. Leadership instills confidence, creativity, responsibility, inclusion and teaches us how to work collaboratively with others. Through our time and gifts, the below programs inspire young people to set their goals high and help them achieve a bright future.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a life-changing program for 8-13 year old girls that promotes girl empowerment by teaching life skills through leadership lessons and running. At Summit we believe leadership can be fostered at a young age and are committed to make a difference in our communities.  Our national sponsorship is more than financial, we are leveraging our own team across all our office locations to support girls locally. In Charlotte, where our headquarters is located, we are participating in the GOTR camp with a half-day leadership event hosted by our leadership experts.


Johnson C. Smith University

Johnson C. Smith University, a private liberal arts university with proud HBCU traditions located in Charlotte, NC, in partnership with Summit Leadership Partners, is launching the Engaging B.U.L.L.S. (Building Unique Lifelong Leaders for Success) program.  Led by industry leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants from Summit Leadership Partners and JCSU leadership studies faculty, this program will offer a holistic student leadership program designed to introduce students to the basic components of leadership theory and behaviors in business and business-related careers.


Clemson University

The Clemson University Leadership Signature Program focuses on developing future leaders through classroom experiences, community leadership and situational practice. Through a partnership with the Powers College of Business, Summit sponsors this first ever leadership certificate program which focuses on servant leadership, self-awareness, leading inclusively, innovation, global awareness and making an impact in your community.   Students take several credit courses in Leadership and have opportunities to learn and practice innovative approaches to coach, manage and inspire others.