Extravaganza sets new record

Archbishop Hoban High School’s annual Extravaganza fundraiser ended in record-setting fashion on Saturday, April 9, with a sold-out crowd and grossing more than $1,040,000. Extravaganza is a year-round effort, which included two other fundraising events leading up to this year’s Live at the Disco. Extravaganza, which benefits student scholarships and other school needs, was the school’s 37th annual. After two years of virtual events, the Hoban community responded in a big way to support Hoban students.

“The Hoban community never wavers,” said Hoban President Chris DiMauro, Class of 1999. “Their generosity and belief in our Holy Cross values consistently amaze me. Extravaganza is a true testament to the power of family and belief – it was great to have many of our closest friends back together in person.”

During a welcome address to the crowd of nearly 430 guests, DiMauro and Hoban Principal, T.K. Griffith, Class of 1989, announced an ambitious new capital campaign, the school’s first major facilities project since 2014. The Every Knight, Every Day capital campaign includes wholesale renovations to Hoban’s classrooms. Specifically, the addition of new 21st-century furniture, cosmetic improvements like paint and carpeting, advancements in educational technology and LED lighting upgrades.

The campaign scope also includes the construction of a new 8,500-square-foot student center space.

“The new student center will serve as a wellness hub for our building,” Griffith said. “While it will function as our cafeteria space, it is so much more than this. We envision utilizing the new student center as a large group meeting space, as well as a space to house our wellness initiatives and student activities.”

The final component of the campaign includes a sizable gift to the Hoban Endowment Fund, which provides yearly access to funding for student scholarships. In his remarks to the crowd, DiMauro stressed the pillars of achievement, access and community, which will serve as foundations of the campaign.

The Every Knight, Every Day capital campaign is fittingly named,” DiMauro said. “The holistic design of the project will positively impact Hoban students every day of their high school journey.”

More information will be forthcoming regarding the Every Knight, Every Day capital campaign. Sign up for email updates at everyknight.org.