Thank You for a Record-Breaking Extravaganza!

Oh, what a night! Extravaganza 2023 Enchanted Forest was one for the books.

Extravaganza 2023 Enchanted Forest, presented by Busey Bank, was a record-breaking success! The event, chaired by Lauren Casey, and vice-chaired by Claudia Potter, raised over $760,000 for our wonderful school! 

More than 300 parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of Canterbury attended Extravaganza on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at The Forest Country Club. The evening kicked off with live music, cocktails, and a delicious dinner. The excitement continued as NBC2 news anchor and Canterbury parent, Kellie Burns-Garvey, joined together with auctioneer Jay Severson to share our phenomenal live auction packages that included everything from amazing trips and adventures to special dinners and unique experiences. A full photo gallery of all of the “Enchanted Forest” fun is forthcoming. 

For the grand finale, the crowd raised their paddles for our Grant A Wish project, Cougar Comforts, which will bring new life to several locations across campus, including lockers in the Middle School, a makeover for the Sublett Family Commons in the Upper School, and a plan to alleviate car line congestion in our Lower School. Click here to learn more and support our Grant A Wish project.

Throughout the years, Extravaganza themes have changed, but the support that the event provides teachers and students remains firm. It is a testament to the power of our community coming together to strengthen the Canterbury experience. Thank you to everyone for their support of this long-standing Canterbury School tradition, with special thanks to our event chair, Lauren Casey, and vice-chair, Claudia Potter, as well as our fantastic Extravaganza committee volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring the event to life!

Thank you to our sponsors: Busey Bank, Sinus Institute of Southwest Florida, Retina Health Center, Val Ward Cadillac, Private Client Insurance Services, Elite DNA Behavioral Health, DNA Academics, DNA Athletics, Iron DNA Fitness, DNA Pickleball, Clive Daniel Home, Entech, Cameratta Companies, Captiva Cruises, Jodi Hanson with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, The Holt Family, Lambda Construction, McGriff Insurance Services, CTC Home Lending, Merrill - A Bank of America Company, AC Pros, Clifton Larson Allen, Pfeifer Realty Group, Scanlon Auto Group, Gulfshore Life, O'Donnell Landscapes, Inc., Florida Weekly, and Concierge Pediatrics Carmen Litzler, PA.