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Support to Extravaganza empowers students of Saint Thomas Aquinas to achieve excellence not only within the classroom and academic pathways but also through a diverse range of extracurricular activities available “after the bell”.

Upcoming Events

Gift Gathering Parties 

Every August the school year kicks off with the Extravaganza class gift gathering parties. These parties are hosted and co-hosted by parents from each class for the purpose of collecting gifts for the school’s largest fundraiser. Every parent that attends a gift gathering party is expected to bring a gift valued at $75 or more that can be auctioned at Extravaganza or make a tax-deductible monetary donation of $75 or more. However, all gifts of any amount are welcome and greatly appreciated. 

Enter to Win a $1,000 Tuition Voucher
All gifts/donations valued at $75 or more are eligible for the $1,000 tuition voucher drawing. The winner will be announced at Homecoming on Friday, September 27th 2024. Congratulations to Katie & Travis Schieltz the voucher winners for the 2023-2024 school year!

Ways to enter the voucher drawing:

  • Purchase a gift from our gift registries (deliver your gift to the party or to the Advancement Office at Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  • Donate via Check or Cash at the party (or mail to Saint Thomas Aquinas, Attn Extravaganza)
  • Donate online via Onecause.
  • Donate an experience, vacation spot or memorable item using the Donor Form

For any questions regarding the Parent Gift Gathering Parties, please contact our Gift Gathering Chairs; Patty and Joe Novacek, '95 & '94-, and/or Katie and Travis Schieltz -,



Our 2023 Extravaganza Recap:


Our Saints of Time Traveler’s Extravaganza is a night our community will never forget.

As a Saints community, we surpassed the $1 million mark for the first time ever—a record-breaking and historic milestone for Saint Thomas Aquinas. This momentous accomplishment directly benefits our students and their day-to-day activities. 

Thank you to the Maher family for their generous match during the fund-a-need portion of our night. Our “Communication is Key” fund-a-need will enhance our communications and safety features in our building. A special thanks to the Mallouks and Tuttles for chairing this extraordinary event for the Saints community. 

Finally, none of this happens without our Steering Committee and all of the volunteers that support them. We truly have one of the best fundraising nights in all of Kansas City, and these special people make it happen year in and year out. Thank you for the multiple meetings, late nights and bringing it all together for our special night.

Thank you to everyone who supported, donated, and participated! Can’t wait to see you all in 2024!

The Evening's Photo Vault:

How to Donate 

Make a Monetary Donation

Access the Donor Form


Do you have questions about donating a Gift? Email or Call
Christine Darden, '06 Director of Special Events or 913-319-2475

Extravaganza Through the Years...

Luck Be a Saint Tonight 2022

Saints in Emerald City 2021

The Show Must Go On 2020

Contact Information

Christine Saxer Darden, '06
Director of Special Events