Hoban Extravaganza

April 13 marks the 34th annual Extravaganza, Hoban’s premier fundraising event.

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April 13 marks the 34th annual Extravaganza, Hoban’s premier fundraising event, back with a Knight Under the Sea theme. Since its humble beginnings in 1986, Extravaganza has quickly blossomed from a simple potluck and silent auction to an elegant sit-down dinner with open barand live and silent auctions.

Year after year, Extravaganza raises more money for Hoban projects and scholarships than any other fundraiser. Most notably, Extravaganza has funded the Innovation Center, Health and Fitness Center and IPad program, among many other Hoban staples. This year, much of the projected earnings will aid in renovating the art wing.

Thanks to the generosity of the Bernard Foundation, which has sponsored a dollar-for-dollar scholarship match at every Extravaganza since 2004, this year’s match has increased to a stunning $60,000. Since the passing of Ralph and Florence Bernard, their children, Ralph Bernard Jr. (class of ‘69) and Regina Dain, have continued their legacy, helping to raise over $1 million for Hoban through their foundation.

Extravaganza’s stellar reputation and continued success are largely the product of Extravaganza Coordinator Cathy Reeves’
 tireless efforts. Since taking on the coordinator position in 2015, she has worked with Dr. Todd Sweda and revolving Extravaganza chairpersons to ensure the fundraiser remains the financial godsend of Hoban that we know it to be.

[Link to Cathy Reeves: An Everyday Superhero]

The prizes up for auction are some of the most impressive and sought after that Extravaganza has ever seen. In the live auction, guests will bid on eight VIP tickets to the Browns’ training camp, a five-course authentic Italian dinner with Bishop Nelson Perez and even a 10-guest weeklong stay in a 400-year-old farmhouse in Burgundy, France, complete with a private d
inner and tasting by a local French chef. A collection of 100 expensive wines and a weeklong stay in a Costa Rican villa will

also be sold in the live auction.

Through hours of donation, dining and drinking, Hoban Extravaganza gathers a community to honor the school’s past, present and future, all with the sole purpose of enhancing the Hoban family.