PISD Education Foundation seeking donations, planning third annual gala

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

Pearland ISD Education Foundation has begun its 2018 Annual Giving Campaign. Members are encouraging the community to do one or more of four things: join the 2018 Annual Giving Partner Campaign, attend their third annual Evening for Education Gala; become a Gala Sponsor and/or donate an auction item for the gala.

The theme of the campaign is centered around the gala theme, “Royal Affair,” the third annual Evening for Education Gala. It will be held on the March 3, at The Citadel at 12130 Kirby Drive.

Giving and gala information is available at the Foundation website along with donation packets. Gala sponsorships are also accessible at the site. The website is [email protected]

To donate in 2017, the website provides a way to use Paypal online.

The annual Giving Partner Reserved Gala seating and year-long donor recognition has the following categories: King & Queen $7,500 which includes VIP Gala table for 10 and 2018-19 Adopt-a-Grant Sponsor, naming rights to grant-winning project and opportunity to present check award; Duke & Duchess $5,000 with VIP Gala table for 10; Marquess & Marchioness $2,500 with reserved Gala table for 8; Earl & Countess $1,000 with four Gala guest tickets; and Baron & Baroness $500 with two Gala guest tickets.

Gala Sponsorship Reserved Gala seating and event sponsor recognition is given in several categories: Presenting Sponsor $7,500 with VIP Gala table for 10, special recognition during dinner; Cocktail Reception $5,000 with two Gala tickets, recognition during pre-dinner reception; Live Entertainment $3,500 with two Gala tickets, recognition in stage/dance area; Decorations $2,500 with two Gala tickets, logo recognition at dining tables; Auction Paddles $2,000 with two Gala tickets, logo on live auction paddles; Photo Booth $2,000 with two Gala tickets, recognition in photo booth area; Guest Favors $1,500 with two Gala tickets, logo on guest favor item; and Valet Parking $1,000 with two Gala tickets, and recognition at parking entrance.

Feb. 9 is the deadline to reserve a place at the gala celebration.

For more information, contact Chief Foundation Officer Natalie Clogston at 281-997-4987 or [email protected]

The Pearland Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. Their mission is to provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning and enhance opportunities for students and teachers in Pearland Independent School District.

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