With the Director and staff leading the effort, X-Travaganza is one of the most successful fund raising efforts of its kind that is primarily volunteer-driven. Each year, St. X parent couples are named as General Chairs, under whom various committees, each headed by a chairperson, are responsible for a part of the overall effort. Volunteers make up the body of each committee, lending their time and talents to such activities as soliciting or picking up auction donations; writing for the auction catalog; creating decorations; making calls; event set-up/clean-up - these are just some of the areas where volunteer help is vital. Anyone is welcome to volunteer.
Besides helping to raise funds, X-Travaganza volunteers form a special camaraderie that is priceless. New parents to the school meet other parents. Parents who only attended their sons' activities now have a school activity of their own. Parents whose sons have already graduated remain connected to St. X. Alums help other young men have the same incomparable experience they had. The work is fun, the rewards are many.
X-Travaganza is more than a yearly dinner auction fundraiser -- it is a year-round series of events, raffles and online auctions that collectively raise funds to benefit St. Xavier students through educational programs and tuotion assistance.
Proceeds from X-Travaganza benefit all St. Xavier students. From Academics, Athletics, Band, Blueprint, Mock Trial and X-men Chorus to Campus Ministry, Community Service and Mission Trips, every student benefits from your generosity.
Tax-deductible donations of tangible items, gift cards, vacation stays, services, cash, etc. are welcome from merchants and business firms, St. Xavier families, alumni and other friends. Many donations are collected at Gift Gathering parties, hosted by parents and organized by St. X sports and student activities, as well as by neighborhoods. The Live Auction and Donor Renewal committees solicit the hundreds of gifts needed to make the auctions successful.
Sponsorships at varying financial levels are available for the entire event and for the individual components. For individuals, many companies offer matching donations – check to see if your employer is one that will match your contribution.