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Welcome to the "Evening in Casablanca" Gala

Enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, live music, along with live and silent auctions during the seventh annual Evening for Education Fundraising Gala, Saturday, April 6, 2024! Our gala promises an unforgettable night of elegance and sophistication, with a Hollywood and Moroccan flair. 

Date and Venue

The gala will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the glamorous Pelazzio Reception Venue, located at 12121 Westheimer Rd Ste. 127, Houston, TX 77077. 

Program Highlights
  • Red Carpet Arrival: Make a grand entrance and pose for the camera on our Casablanca-themed red carpet.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in a catered dinner that will tantalize your taste buds.
  • Live and Silent Auction: All guests will get to bid on some great items. Proceeds support Pearland ISD.
Join Us for an Unforgettable Night

Come dressed to impress, ready to embark on a journey back in time. "An Evening in Casablanca" promises to be a celebration of love, glamour, and the magic of a classic era.

We can't wait to see you there!

Evening for Education Gala

The Pearland ISD Education Foundation's Evening for Education Gala has collectively raised over $700,000 through the annual gala. The foundation has used this funding to contribute over 400 classroom grants for critical district initiatives and innovative academic programs. 

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Attire: Black Tie Formal 

This Casablanca/Moroccan-themed gala calls for glamorous and sophisticated attire inspired by the iconic film's setting and time period. Think Old Hollywood...Here are some suggestions for both men and women to help you prepare for the event.

For Women:
  1. Classic Evening Gown:

    • Opt for a floor-length gown in a rich, jewel-toned color like deep purple, yellow, or blue.
    • Look for dresses with elegant silhouettes, such as A-line or mermaid styles.
    • Consider dresses with sequins or subtle beading for added glamour.
  2. Vintage-Inspired Dresses:

    • Choose a dress with a vintage 1940s or 1950s silhouette to capture the essence of the era.
    • Look for details like lace, satin, or velvet fabrics.
    • Accessorize with long gloves for an extra touch of old Hollywood glamour.
  3. Headpieces and Accessories:

    • Consider a stylish fascinator or headpiece with a veil for an added touch of sophistication.
    • Accessorize with statement jewelry, such as long earrings or a bold cocktail ring.
  4. Shoes:

    • Opt for elegant heels in a matching or complementary color to your dress.
For Men:
  1. Classic Tuxedo:

    • Choose a well-fitted black or navy tuxedo with satin lapels for a timeless look.
    • Pair it with a crisp white dress shirt and a black bow tie.
  2. Vintage-Inspired Suit:

    • Consider a suit in a classic cut reminiscent of the 1940s or 1950s.
    • Choose a double-breasted suit for an added touch of vintage style.
  3. Accessories:

    • Don't forget a pocket square and cufflinks to add a polished finish to your look.
    • Consider a fedora or a classic hat for an extra nod to the Casablanca theme.
  4. Shoes:

    • Wear polished black dress shoes to complete the formal look.
General Tips:
  1. Hair and Makeup:

    • Women can opt for classic Hollywood waves or an elegant updo.
    • Men can consider a clean, classic hairstyle.
  2. Colors:

    • Stick to a color palette of rich, deep colors like burgundy, emerald, navy, black, and gold for an opulent feel.
  3. Overall Theme:

    • Think classic and sophisticated, with a touch of vintage glamour. Look for inspiration from the 1940s and 1950s fashion.

Remember to choose clothing that makes you feel confident and comfortable while aligning with the theme. Enjoy the gala!

Not Accepted: Jeans, khakis, t-shirts, baseball caps, shorts



As we finalize preparations for this spectacular event, we wanted to bring to your attention an important detail regarding the venue.

Please be informed that on the same evening, a wedding will be taking place in the Grand Ballroom at another entrance, from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM.  Rest assured, our Gala festivities will be held in another space at the venue, and our dedicated team has taken necessary measures to ensure our guests enjoy an exclusive and unforgettable experience.

Please see the picture below to view the entrance area for our event, which will take place in Tuscany Rooms A, B&C.