Extavaganza E-Vent

 

Extravaganza 43 E-Vent

Treasuring our Past, Building Our Future Together...Virtually!

Elgin Academy's annual auction and gala is moving to a virtual state. Come together to support Extravaganza and and bid online. Thank you to our amazing community for your continued support of our Hilltoppers!

 

Extravaganza 43 - Thank You!

If someone had asked us on Thursday if it would be possible to move Extravaganza to an all online, virtual event in just 36 hours we would have been thinking “Are you crazy?” Then we remembered just how amazing the Elgin Academy community is and we knew this E-Vent would be a great success!

The first-ever Extravaganza 43 E-Vent was successful thanks to all our wonderful virtual attendees, our generous sponsors and advertisers, our donors, and volunteers.

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Choose Your Own Disney Adventure

Let your imagination run wild and choose your own Disney adventure. These Disney gift cards can be used at any theme park, resort, or cruise line. Head to Florida, California, Hawaii, Hilton Head or any of the other exciting locations throughout the world Disney has to offer. These gift cards do not expire so you have time to plan a custom trip of a lifetime for you and your family.
Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register to bid.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox Tickets for Four

Head to the friendly confines to see new Manager David Ross lead the Cubs as they take on his former team. Your day at the ballpark will be Sunday, 6/21, at 6:09 PM. View the game from some of the best seats in the house located along the third base line next to the Cubs dugout - Section 8, Row 9, Seats 1-4.
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One Week at Sea Beauty on Sandbridge Beach, VA

See yourself needing a relaxing and rejuvenating beach vacation? Take a look at Sea Beauty and get reconnected with your family and friends. Located south of Virginia Beach on Sandbridge Beach, this well-appointed four bedroom home overlooks the coastal waters on the northern end of the Outer Banks. Perfect for larger groups, this home sleeps 11 and includes a modern, new salt-water pool, access to a gas grill, a gaming area, and two full kitchens. This is an ideal location to unwind. Your amazing time on the beach can take place over Labor Day weekend 9/3-9/9. Bid high for a chance at exploration and relaxation.
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Incontro A Tavola

Enjoy a private Italian dinner with wine for 10 people prepared by chef Massimo Gaffo. Your 4-course dinner will be paired with wines from around the world. Located at the Arboretum in South Barrington, Incontro A Tavola, which loosely translates to “meeting around the table”, is the perfect place to spend an evening with family or friends. The restaurant offers a warm atmosphere and authentic Italian favorites such as: antipasto, risotti, pastas, meats and fishes, and an extensive wine and dessert list. Ignite your taste buds when you choose your favorite dishes off their private event menu!Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register to bid.

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Club 1914 Cubs Tickets

Enjoy a day at Wrigley Field like no other with 4 tickets with access to The American Airlines 1914 Club. The club is located behind home plate and is all about vintage Cubs glamour. This all-inclusive club experience is the ultimate way to dine with multiple bars serving craft and domestic beer, premium spirits, and a selection of wine. Unique food offerings inside this club include chef-attended grill stations, artisan pizzas and flatbreads, ballpark fan favorites, and signature house-made desserts. Members also enjoy grab-and-go options and dedicated vendors serving traditional ballpark fare directly to their seats. Your seats will be Row D Aisle AA14, seats 1-4. A great day out for the whole family as there are no age restrictions.
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Threesome of Golf at Medinah Country Club

The name Medinah Country Club is synonymous with excellence. For more than 90 years, Medinah has been home to world-renowned golf courses and unparalleled facilities and amenities. Spend a day in the beautiful surroundings where the professionals golf. This package includes lunch, caddies, and a day on Championship Course #3.
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Backyard BBQ

It's time to get smoking with this Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 30” Electric Smoker. Four racks provide 730 square inches of cooking space. Peek through the integrated window to check on your smoked meats, cheeses or vegetables. Enjoy a $250 gift certificate to Ream’s Meat Market in Elburn to get all the beef, pork, and chicken you need to make any meal special. To top it all off, enjoy a cooler full of refreshing beer to pair with your BBQ meals. Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register to bid.

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Arlington Day at the Races

The winner and 15 guests will enjoy a day at the races in a suite at Arlington International Park. Watch the ponies in style in a luxuriously furnished private room. Your party will include a two-hour lunch buffet and three-hour beer and wine beverage package.
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Thank You Margie Ward Trustee Chair and Parent of Three EA Alums!

Thank you to Margie Ward, Elgin Academy parent alum and Chair of the EA Board of Trustees for bringing the staff at Extravaganza Command Central Olive Garden for dinner. You will all be happy to know that our carb-loaded, delicious dinner has left us fortified and ready to finish out the night right along with all of our virtual Extravaganza attendees.

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Steak Lover's Delight

Enjoy the best of the best with this quartet of gift cards to famous Chicago steakhouses. First, enjoy Chicago Chop House, which features a live pianist nightly and a wide selection of steaks including Grade A5 Japanese Wagyu beef. Next you can dine at Chicago Cut, which in addition to delicious steaks, has one of the most scenic views of the city. Your third dinner will be at Gibson’s, one of Chicago’s most iconic names in steak. Your final destination will be Ruth’s Chris, known as one of the best steakhouses throughout the country.

Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register to bid.

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RAISE YOUR VIRTUAL PADDLES!

FACULTY STAFF COMPENSATION FUND

Each year at Extravaganza we take time to support our most treasured asset, the faculty and staff of Elgin Academy, with a paddle raise for the Faculty Staff Compensation Endowment Fund. We are grateful to our faculty and staff for their commitment to Elgin Academy and the vital role they play in guiding students of all ages to become comfortable as thinkers and doers in school and community. Each day they are hard at work helping our students develop the key characteristics of Hilltoppers. Under their guidance, our students become individuals who are secure, disciplined, creative in collaboration, compassionate, and dedicated.

Let’s show our faculty and staff how much we appreciate them by raising those virtual paddles high tonight! Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register to bid. Check the comments for updates throughout the night.

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Elgin Academy continues to inspire students.

Throughout the years, the young men and women of the Academy have benefited from countless opportunities and individualized attention that allows each student to take risks and experience success. To this day, Elgin Academy continues to inspire students to become our creative, courageous and compassionate future. You can support education at Elgin Academy by bidding, text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid.

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Cuteness Has Arrived - Bid Now!

Cuteness has arrived! Bid on these items from Aesthetics. A brown and beige plaid poncho and matte goldtone cuff bracelet. Or a gray striped cardigan with gold and cream beaded cuff bracelet. And this tote is essential! Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid.

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Why Our Alumni Love Us

“It is easy to learn from teachers who not only know you well but know how you learn best. They are able to tailor each student's individual education.” Val Scimeca ‘16

You can support education at Elgin Academy by bidding, text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid.

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Hear From our Wine Wall Expert!

EA's very own Coach Pinson and Wine Wall Expert (or so he says) wants to talk to you about how you can participate in the Wine Wall as part of Extravaganza 43 - The E-vent.

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Thank You to our Advertisers!

We are grateful to the businesses who have supported our students through advertising at Extravaganza. We hope you will support them in the community and also support our students by bidding online.

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Bid now on front row seats for EA’s 2020 Commencement!

Six front-row reserved seats for your child's last day as a student at EA...Commencement! They did it and you couldn't be more proud! Your Hilltopper is now an Elgin Academy Alumnus. Don't miss out on this opportunity to reserve 6 front row seats to Commencement. Get the best view and take the best pictures as your grad receives their diploma on stage.

Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid.

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Thank You to our Advertisers!

We are grateful to the businesses who have supported our students through advertising at Extravaganza. We hope you will support them in the community and also support our students by bidding online.

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Taking Learning Personally

At Elgin Academy taking learning personally is more than a credo, it defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls EA home. You can support education at Elgin Academy by bidding. Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid.

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EA Summer Camp

This $200 Gift Certificate to attend one of EA's amazing Summer Camps still has no bids. Kids have an amazing time at Adventure Camp. Parents, think of all the things you could be doing (or not doing aka RELAXING) while they're at camp?

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World Richman

We are grateful to the businesses who have supported our students through advertising at Extravaganza. We hope you will support them in the community and also support our students by bidding. Text eaextrav2020 to 76278

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Music Lessons with Mrs. Giebel

One hour of private voice or piano coaching with EA music instructor Heather Giebel.

Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register and bid NOW!

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Realty Morgage

We are grateful to the businesses who have supported our students through advertising at Extravaganza. We hope you will support them in the community and also support our students by bidding online, text eaextrav2020 to 76278

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Spot-on Musical Number

Thanks to Elgin Academy's Kindergarten teacher Ms. Elizabeth Stemn who sent us this spot-on musical number to get us all in the mood to bid for Extravaganza 43 - The E-Vent!

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Wine Wall Opens at 5:00pm

After a week like this, we all need something. Some of us are searching for toilet paper and others for wine. Well, we can help you with one of those things. The Wine Wall for Extravaganza 43 - The E-vent opens at 5 pm!

To register and bid text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART).

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Extravaganza 43 - The E-Vent continues!

Giant XTC Jr Bicycle - lightweight and trail-ready, this little dirt shredder gives them multiple gears to tackle hills and a durable build that will keep up with their adventures.

Check out this awesome bike (Old Main not included) that could be yours OR if you want to score points with a child in your life, give it to them (which would make more sense because you're an adult and this is a kids' bike). There are no bids for it...YET! What are you waiting for? Spring is coming!

Silent auction bidding is open. Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register and bid!

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Good Morning Everyone!

Good Morning Everyone! It's Bonita along with Marnie and Tanya who will be posting all day long and well into the evening to give you updates. We'll also be hosting several Facebook live broadcasts to keep you posted on what's happening here at Extravaganza Central (aka Penney House!)

Bidding on the Silent Auction items for Extravaganza 43 " E-vent of the Century" (I added that for dramatic effect - did it work??) has been going on throughout the night and now that you're all waking up, bidding is going to get hot and heavy! Stay tuned and bid early and often!

To register visit:
https://eaextrav2020.givesmart.com

Or text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART)

Need Help?

View the "How to Bid" video:
https://vimeo.com/322061296

Or download the PDF Instructions
Auction Bidding Instructions

Or call our Help Hotline
847 695-0309 ext 472

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A Night at Ravinia!

Bid on A Night at Ravinia! Pack a picnic and spend the night under the stars listening to great music at Ravinia. Includes a $200 certificate to choose the show of your choice. Thank you to our Auction Basket Sponsors Sandy and Gregg Revak. Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid.

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Thank you to our bidders!

Thank you to everyone who has been bidding online tonight! Extravaganza 43 E-Vent - Treasuring our Past, Building Our Future Together...Virtually! continues all night so keep bidding! Look for more exciting Items tomorrow! text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register to bid.

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Support Active Learning

Not that long ago, school mostly meant a teacher passing down facts and information to students in rows. Today, at Elgin Academy, we make learning active. Our teachers count on our students to not just know the content but to work with it, apply it, test it, and ultimately build upon it. Please support active learning by bidding online tonight, text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register to bid.

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Gardens by Desgin

We are grateful to the businesses who have supported our students through advertising at Extravaganza. We hope you will support them in the community and also support our students by bidding online tonight, text eaextrav2020 to 76278

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Play the 50/50 Raffle

Don’t miss out on our 50/50 Raffle. The pot is currently more than $2,400 The drawing will take place at 7:30 tomorrow night! Tickets are one for $50 or three for $125. You can purchase tickets through our bidding app. Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register.

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Treasuring our Past, Building Our Future Together...Virtually!

Extravaganza 43 E-Vent - Treasuring our Past, Building Our Future Together...Virtually!

EA is incredibly proud of its rich history and of our important role in educating thousands of students from around the globe. Please support our Hilltoppers tonight, text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid.

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Extravaganza 43 The E-Vent - Bid online tonight!

American Girl Doll Joss Kendrick! Imagine new ways to fly with Joss Kendrick, the American Girl 2020 Doll of the Year. Includes doll and book. Thanks to Reid & Erica Craig our Wish List Item Champion! Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid.

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Tonight is your lucky night!

We Know it's Friday the 13th but tonight is your lucky night!
Join our virtual E-Vent and see how much fun it is to support Elgin Academy and our fantastic faculty and students. Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register to bid.

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Thank you to our Extravaganza presenting sponsor!

Thank you to our $30,000 presenting sponsor for our Extravaganza E-vent!

We are grateful for your support of Elgin Academy’s students and faculty!

You can also support our Hilltoppers by texting eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid.

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Bid on The Child!

Don't miss out on this Limited Edition 12x 18 framed print signed by award-winning artist Dave Dorman. Mr. Dorman was voted the #1 Star Wars Artist of all time by the fans and is the most prolific Star Wars artist today. George Lucas personally owns more than 90 of Dorman's original oil paintings. Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid.

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Join us for an online bidding experience!

Extravaganza 43 E-Vent - Treasuring our Past, Building Our Future Together...Virtually!

Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to Register to bid. If you were already registered, watch your smartphone for a text with a link.

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Bid Online
 
To register visit:
 
Or text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART)
 
Need Help?
 
View the "How to Bid" video:
 
Or download the PDF Instructions
 
Or call our Help Hotline
847 695-0309 ext 472
 

 

Event Details

Throughout the day you can follow what’s happening through the Elgin Academy Facebook page.

See whats coming up on our E-Vent Schedule Page.

Check out the Live Auction Items in our action catalog.

 

Raffle Tickets

Don’t miss out on our 50/50 Raffle. The drawing will take place online at 7:30 pm tonight, March 14th. Tickets are one for $50 or three for $125.

You can purchase tickets through our bidding app. Text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART) to register.

 

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Thank You To

Our Sponsors

 
Presenting Sponsor

Anonymous

Gold Sponsor

World Richman

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Bronze Sponsor

Andrew & Margie Ward

Online Supporter

Pink Pewter

Print Supporters

Laura Anderson

The Cowen Family

Meyers & Flowers

Bar Supporters

The Padula Family

Live Auction Supporters

Antonis & Roblyn Theodorou

Seth & Desi Hanford

The Dadouche Family

Alan, Sandy & Aaron ('21) Kirk

Britta & Andrew Cuming

Fred & Maria Masnato

Michael & Jessica McCormick

Dessert and Coffee Champions

Rhonda & Rich Dwyer

Heidi & Steve Schaefer

Wine Wall Champions

Eric Larson and Margaret Williams

Patrick Electric

The Smiley Family

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