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Summit Speech School

Helping New Jersey's children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

two stars

76.96

705 Central Avenue New Providence, NJ 07974
tel: (908) 508-0011   Web Site
EIN: 22-1829502

Board Leadership
John A. Thoms
Chair

CEO
Pamela A. Paskowitz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.96 two stars
  Financial 69.34 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Summit Speech School, located in New Providence, New Jersey, was founded in 1967. The school is one of only 51 private oral/OPTION schools in the country and the first in New Jersey teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and talk without the use of sign language. Using intensive speech, language and auditory training sessions, along with FM systems, their own hearing aids, and cochlear implants, the children learn to maximize their listening, language and speaking skills. Approximately 3,000 children from more than 230 communities throughout New Jersey have attended the school. It is the mission of Summit Speech School to enable children who are deaf or hard of hearing to take their place in a hearing world by providing superior educational and therapeutic support services through an auditory/oral program.

Summit Speech School, located in New Providence, New Jersey, was founded in 1967. The school is one of only 51 private oral/OPTION schools in the country and the first in New Jersey teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and talk without the use of sign language. Using intensive speech, language and auditory training sessions, along with FM systems, their own hearing aids, and cochlear implants, the children learn to maximize their listening, language and speaking skills. Approximately 3,000 children from more than 230 communities throughout New Jersey have attended the school. It is the mission of Summit Speech School to enable children who are deaf or hard of hearing to take their place in a hearing world by providing superior educational and therapeutic support services through an auditory/oral program.

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Financial

one star

69.34

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
68.8%
  Administrative Expenses 21.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.39
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Summit Speech School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Summit Speech School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Summit Speech School (NJ) 76.96 two stars
Tucker-Maxon Oral School (OR) 89.57 three stars
The Parish School (TX) 93.74 four stars
National Center for Learning Disabilities (DC) 93.70 four stars
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IL) 93.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $578,604
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $424,391
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,002,995
   Program Service Revenue $2,884,763
Total Primary Revenue $3,887,758
   Other Revenue $244,045
TOTAL REVENUE $4,131,803
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,909,411
   Administrative Expenses $988,936
   Fundraising Expenses $312,736
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,211,083
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-79,280
   
Net Assets $6,873,659

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Itinerant Program $1,206,947 41.5%
Education of Hearing Impaired Children $1,196,032 41.1%
Early Intervention Services $389,525 13.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 76.96 two stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 75.56 two stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 78.62 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 76.76 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.41 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 80.73 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 73.72 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 79.54 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 80.27 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.28 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 74.37 two stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 76.93 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 74.85 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 72.16 two stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 72.15 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 72.15 two stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 93.20 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 93.16 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-1829502
Name in IRS Master File SUMMIT SPEECH SCHOOL
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,366 2.73% Pamela Paskowitz Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Summit Speech School (NJ) 76.96 two stars
Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) (KY) 93.26 four stars
The Brookwood Community (TX) 85.49 three stars
Blind Children's Learning Center (CA) 90.45 four stars
St. Rita School for the Deaf (OH) 86.19 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Summit Speech School
705 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
tel: (908) 508-0011
fax: (908) 508-0012
TTY: (908) 508-0011
EIN: 22-1829502

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Board Leadership

John A. Thoms
Chair

CEO

Pamela A. Paskowitz
Executive Director

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