Donations from our Elgin Academy families and the community are vital to the success of Extravaganza. Our surrounding community has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to not further tax local businesses we will not be soliciting donations from them this year. Instead, we are asking families, alumni, and friends to come together and support local businesses through Extravaganza.
Thank you for considering everything you can do to support Elgin Academy’s Extravaganza.
Community Support Ideas
- Partner with your favorite locally-owned shop and purchase items to make a themed basket to donate to the silent auction.
- A gift certificate to your favorite restaurant makes a great silent auction item people can use to order take out or eventually use to eat in.
- Support local theaters, movie theaters, museums, or other entertainment venues by donating certificates to be used later.
- Businesses that provide services need support. Donate a certificate from your gym or salon or barber.
- Purchase a fun item and pair it with a gift card to a local coffee shop or bakery.
- Donate a pair of tickets to one of Chicago’s sports teams.
- Pair a bed and breakfast certificate with a winery tour and a local restaurant certificate from a neighboring community.
- Donate a unique experience like a helicopter tour, balloon ride, safe room event, or a behind the scenes tour.
- Support the live auction with a larger ticket item like a travel package, ski lodge escape, or beach cottage
- Cash donations are tax-deductible and support the fundraising efforts of the event.
- Extravaganza 44 is virtual this year and tickets are not required. Consider a donation of your usual ticket or table purchase.
- Larger cash donations allow EA to offset some of the costs associated with running the event.
- Your donation allows the committee more flexibility in planning an event that makes a significant difference to Elgin Academy students.
Looking for a quick and easy way to support Extravaganza? The Extravaganza Committee has also put together an Amazon Wishlist for the event. Just purchase an auction item off the list and have it sent directly to Elgin Academy.
Other Ways You Can Support Extravaganza
- Become an Extravaganza sponsor, champion, or supporter.
- Place an ad or support a local business by offering to place an ad for them.
- Share our Extravaganza posts on social media
- Post how you supported Extravaganza with the #EX44strengththroughcommunity to encourage others to also support the event.
- Ask your friends, neighbors, and families to donate local business items or certificates.
- Join the committee and help with the event. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.