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Since the inaugural event in 2018, Fordham Prep's award-winning Annual Benefit, IGNITE, has raised over $2.6 million in support of educational programs, including iSTEAM and Global Education, scholarships and essential capital improvements such as the new Fitness & Wellness center and the East Wing Project.  


In addition to being the Prep's major fundraiser of the year, IGNITE, is also a fun and social evening for current and past parents, alumni and friends. Case in point, ticket sales are capped at 500 and sell out every year.  


This year's Benefit, will transform Moglia Commons at the Prep into the center of Paris - complete with student artists, mimes and special entertainment. Dining, dancing, open bars (including our French Champagne tasting tables) are on the menu along with our favorite MC and Auctioneer Bruce Beck from NBC 4 New York who will also be broadcasting the Summer Olympics later this year from Paris.


While we hope you'll join us on the Champs-Élysées at 441 E. Fordham Road, if that's not possible, there are also many other ways you can help support the Benefit and our students. Please review our website: for tickets, sponsorships, and underwriting opportunities. Additionally, go online with our silent auction and bid on unique and wonderful items/experiences leading up to and the night of!


We would be grateful for any items or experiences you are able to donate to help make our auction a success. Among the most popular auction offerings:

  • Vacation homes, sports, concert, theatre, cable and television network tickets, gift certificates
  •  One-of-a-kind experiences (i.e. - private helicopter tour of NYC, VIP backstage meet-and-greets)
  • Private tours at museums, art institutes, broadcasting facilities    
  • Shadow experiences at your place of business for current Prep students or college-age Rams
  • Mentoring lunch with a current Prep student or college-age Ram interested in your professional field 

Please reach out to Erin Trainor ( if you have any questions or would like to contribute in any way to the success of this uniquely Prep event.

Check Out the Fun at Our Past Benefits!