Extravaganza

On behalf of the Extravaganza General Chairs, Jackie & John Woolway and Mary & John Luther, the Advancement Office is thrilled to announce a record-breaking Extravaganza with net proceeds totaling over $400,000. In a year of larger expenses for student activities and reduced revenue from the Saint Annual Appeal and spectator sports, the generosity of the community is greatly appreciated.

 

After a few false starts and much discussion “The Show DID Go On” when Extravaganza became a true hybrid event on Saturday, November 14, 2020. The gym was minimally decorated for a “peanut gallery” of 100 guests who enjoyed a delicious PB&J dinner served by a dozen Class of 2021 Senior Envoys. The Extravaganza Program was LIVE STREAMed to 475 viewers who participated in the very successful 2 for 1 Match Challenge and Live Auction. Thank you to the early efforts of the Steering Committee and Gift Gathering hosts to create a community of enthusiastic donors and gather a stunning variety of items.

 

Thank you to the Athletic Office, Coaches and Moderators for stressing the importance of taking advantage of the opportunity to support the 2 for 1 match challenge issued by two generous donors.  Over $313,000 was raised from the generosity of our current parents, faculty, coaches and an impressive # of alumni parents and young alumni!

 

Through the success of Extravaganza, the students at Saint Thomas  Aquinas will be able to continue with academic excellence and the opportunity to participate in their activities, talents, and passions throughout 2020-21 academic year.

 

Thank you to Michele Gress for donating her photography skills to document and remember Extravaganza 2020.