2006 X-Travaganza A Great Success
It happens year in and year out. X-Travaganza continues to be a living testament to the hard work and dedication of over 900 volunteers, as well as St. Xavier faculty and staff members. This year's X-Travaganza was a sold out event, drawing 592 people to St. Xavier High School on the evening of March 11 to enjoy an Italian X-scape and raise money to benefit St. Xavier High School.
X-Travaganza has grown into a two-night affair. Preview night, March 10, was a more casual (but just as fun) evening. Preview night (chaired by Betsy Gibboney) allows guests to see first hand what will be at the main event and allows for wonderful opportunities to meet and mingle while bidding on gift baskets and more.
The big night itself was March 11 and featured two highlights - the live auction and the grand raffle drawing.
This year's live auction featured 80 items that went from an adorable chocolate Labrador puppy, to a private jet with four tickets to the Notre Dame/Michigan game, to wonderful vacation destinations, to a fun personal watercraft to just about everything and anything in between! Jim ('72) and Barb Coffaro chaired this year's event along with co-chairs Terry ('69) and Christy Horan. From the dinner to the decorations the X-Travaganza chairs deleiverd on the theme of an Italian X-scape!
Thank you to all that made this event possible!
X-Travaganza 2006: X-Travaganza Milestone
Congratulations to EVERYONE who worked on X-Travaganza 2006 “An Italian X-scape” and contributed to the outstanding results! To Parents, Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff and the many Friends of St. Xavier: We are proud to announce that under the capable leadership of General Chairs, Barb and Jim Coffaro ‘72, this year’s X-Travaganza set a record net of $650,850. The net auction revenue was $475,370 and the net contribution of the Grand Raffle was $175,480 – both setting new records. Also of note, the Oral Auction, guided by Louise and Bill Stakelin and Tina and Bruce Ross, netted an all-time high of $193,350, and X-Travaganza held its first online auction. Thanks to Patti Sutter for her help with this new endeavor which achieved $37,600.
Many thanks to this year's Grand Raffle Chairmen Kathy and Tom Liguzinski and Rose and Butch Stertz, and their co-chairs Susie and John Lame who organized an army of parents, alumni and students to make phonothon calls in late January and February. They received a generous response from parents and alumni when they made these calls, and the end result was 2,324 ticket sales - the highest total ever! This year there were again three grand raffle prizes: $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000. The names on the winning Grand Raffle tickets drawn at the conclusion of X-Travaganza were 1st Prize of $20,000 was won by the Class of 1981; 2nd Prize of $10,000 was won by Chris Zepf ‘89; and the 3rd Prize of $5,000 was won also by the Class of 1981. The winnings of the Class of ‘81 will go into an endowed scholarship for use by future students of St. Xavier.
To each of the 900 adult volunteers who contributed in some way to the auction, i.e., working on one or more of the 24 committees, donating a gift, hosting a gift-gathering party, making a cash donation, buying a raffle ticket, we say THANK YOU! To the 50+ students who worked the night of X-Travaganza parking cars, checking coats, acting as oral auction runners and spotters, we thank you for your help. Thanks to each individual who contributed his/her time, talent and financial support to "An Italian X-scape."
We are pleased to announce that our General Chairs for X-Travaganza 2007 are Christy and Terry Horan ’69, parents of John ’97, Pete ’00 and Cary ’08. Their co-chairs are Cathy and Tony Cionni ’74, parents of Joe ’00, Doug ’02, Chris ’06 and Steven ’10.
X-Travaganza 2007 will be held on the second Saturday of March. The date is March 10.
Margo Locaputo, Director of X-Travaganza